The 1990s were not the best drafting decade for the Toronto Maple Leafs. They had chances to make good picks, including in 1995 when they had the 15th overall pick. The Leafs drafted defenseman Jeff Ware from the Oshawa Generals of the Ontario Hockey League. The promising defensive defenseman got an early taste of NHL play appearing in 13 games for the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1996-97 regular season. He spent the next full year with the Leafs' AHL affiliate in St John's and only managed to appear on 2 more games as a Leaf. In 1998-99 he appeared in 6 games for the Florida Panthers before spending the rest of the year in the minors. He spent the last two documented years of professional hockey playing in the AHL for the Columbus Blue Jackets minor league team, the Syracuse Crunch.