While the Maple Leafs could recently boast one of the better NHL prospect pools, that pool has thinned out as of late.

And so the need to either find or foster more prospects to help supplement the Leafs high-end core has emerged as a pressing need as of late.

While many top-end prospects such as Rodion Amirov will not be in attendance for the Leafs’ first development camp in over two years due to club commitments, Nick Robertson, Mikhail Abramov and Semyon Der-Arguchintsev will be amongst the prospects attending who have signed entry-level deals.

But what will they need to showcase to solidify their spot in the Leafs’ long-term plans?

The Athletic will be at the four-day camp but ahead of its Friday start, here are some storylines to follow.