Egor Korshkov, most notably not Alex DeBrincat, has signed with the Leafs

I guess it’s Egor now not Yegor. Fascinating. Despite the title I don’t want to relive the trauma of this selection. We’re going to focus on the player, the signing, and leave the bad decisions in the past. None of that is on Korshkov.

.@SportChek Player Alert: The @MapleLeafs have signed forward Egor Korshkov to a two-year entry level contract.
Details >> https://t.co/mR8SzfxRiK#LeafsForever pic.twitter.com/SKi1Qzheav
— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) May 1, 2019
His deal is a two year entry level deal starting next season @ $925k/yr and he has a pro tryout with the Marlies for the remainder of their playoff run.
Who is he?
Well, he’s a 22 year old (soon to be 23) 6’4winger with five seasons of KHL experience. His best season had him with 26 points in 52 games and he hasn’t cracked the double digits on goals at any point of his KHL career. He’s been a frequent selection for Russia in International competition, and even had some Olympic consideration. At 187 lbs, he’s a bit of a bean pole, so count of reach and positional play, not outright physicality. Also hope that weight is outdated and that …

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Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation

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