Position: Center, Calgary Hitmen
Last Year’s Ranking: Not in the Top 20
Drafted: 2018, 3rd Round 83rd overall
Why is Stotts a long shot?
Well, dang. I guess in the sense that most prospects are long shots, and while there has been a consistency about Stotts, we haven’t seen anything particularly electrifying from him. Being a 19 goal center, with 44 points as a center was decent in his draft year, but only jumping up to 57 points in the 2018-19 season, and not improving his goal total in his draft plus one year isn’t going to earn him a lot of fanfare.
To be clear, no one is suggesting writing off Stotts, who was solid on a less than stellar Calgary team last year. It’s just hard to make a case for him playing a role in the future of the Leafs, or even being guaranteed to receive an entry level contract at the end of this season without a significant leap forward.
Riley Stotts (#18) with a primary assist and one SOG in a 6-5 OTL last night #LeafsForever pic.twitter.com/rq5oe3TMj2
— 51Leafs (@51Leafs) February 2, 2019
So clearly the kid knows what needs to be done on …
Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation