Only one more day until the Toronto Maple Leafs announce their training camp roster. It’s come very quickly, I know.
With it approaching so fast, I thought this would be my last chance to give my thoughts on what could be an intriguing idea. I’ll be honest — it’s different.
When you look back at last season, one of the big storylines was Ilya Mikheyev and his production. Starting his NHL career, he was a 0.58 points-per-game player. That was enough for Kyle Dubas to give him a contract at $1.645 million for two years. And since signing that contract, it’s safe to say that Mikheyev hasn’t lived up to it.
After sustaining a wrist laceration in December of 2019, it was clear to provide him with a free pass for the near future. A lot of fans appeared to do that.
Coming into the 2020-21 season, though, it was time for a change. And looking back at it now, people didn’t get one.
Mikheyev struggled to score last season, only beating a goaltender seven times in 54 games. The 26-year-old was coming from the KHL, where he scored 23 goals in his final 62 games.
He finished off the 2021 season …
Author: Nick Barden / The Leafs Nation