2019 NHL Draft Recap: Mikhail Abramov brings smarts and skill

This is the fifth of my six 2019 NHL Draft Recap articles, in which I do a deep dive into every Maple Leafs selection from the 2019 NHL Entry Draft.
With the 115th overall selection in the 2019 draft, the Maple Leafs took a swing on skilled Russian playmaker, Mikhail Abramov, who spent his draft season in the QMJHL with the Victoriaville Tigres. Abramov was expected to be taken higher than this by many people who followed the draft all season long (myself included) and seems like a good value selection in the fourth round.
Let’s take a look at what Abramov brings to the table
Scouting Report
If you’re on Twitter, like me, you probably see some absurd takes from time to time. One of the worst takes I saw post-draft was that the Leafs had a bad draft because they selected a bunch of small players, none of which were born in Canada.
Mikhail Abramov is an undersized Russian player, but despite what some people may tell you, that is not always a bad thing.
I can confirm, Mikhail Abramov is not a big player. Quite the opposite, actually. Most 17/18-year-old players are physically immature, but Abramov is even …

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Author: 51Leafs / The Leafs Nation

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