Physical: Height: 5’11″ / 180 cm, Weight: 154 lbs / 70 kg
TLN Top-20 Ranking From Last Year: N/A
Draft Information: 2019 4th-round, 115th overall
The overall theme in this June’s draft, was simply to get the highest-ceiling player and make sure that they have a certain amount of skill. With the fourth-round selection of Mikhail Abramov – and Nick Robertson two rounds prior – GM Kyle Dubas and the Leafs’ scouting staff clearly targeted players that would not have an impressive amount of size to their game, but would still be able to play offensively and contribute as a solid prospect to instil some hope in.
Standing at 5-foot-11 is being about league-average in terms of height, but when considering he’s coming in at just 154 lbs, he screams undersized winger that will beat the odds and add some build to become a well-rounded player.
Abramov is the first skater that the Leafs have drafted out of the QMJHL since Dmytro Timashov back in 2015. Whether or not that signifies a lack of trust in that league – compared to the nine skaters out of the OHL and five from the WHL – but it’s not a league that they approach …
Author: Thomas Williams / The Leafs Nation