The Maple Leafs organization is currently experiencing the results of some poor drafting under the guidance of Mark Hunter, with a lack of young NHL-ready talent capable of stepping into the lineup and contributing on the cheap. Though Kyle Dubas has addressed that deficiency to some extent by signing value free agents and undrafted players out of Europe, he has also begun to rebuild the Leafs prospect system by hitting on some draft picks outside of the first round.
Landing Nick Robertson in the second round of the 2019 draft is the pick that stands out more than most, but it appears as though the Leafs may have secured another potential NHL weapon with their selection of Russian forward Mikhail Abramov in the fourth round of that same draft. Robertson’s breakout season grabbed most of the headlines in Leafs land last year but Abramov had a breakout of his own after being drafted, and established his place among the organization’s best prospects.
Weight: 185 lbs
Drafted: 2019 fourth round, 115th overall
What kind of player is he?
Abramov’s draft year was his first season in North …
Author: Nick Richard / The Leafs Nation