It’s official, Ilya Mikheyev is a Leaf

Decision time… Ilya Mikheyev is about to make a decision on the NHL team. #WeAreGoldStar pic.twitter.com/NDTw2qIdt6
— Dan Milstein-Hockey (@HockeyAgent1) May 6, 2019
SPOILER ALERT: He chose the Leafs, see…

Ilya Mikheyev signed with Toronto Maple Leafs. #WeAreGoldStar pic.twitter.com/b8aOnszW5L
— Dan Milstein-Hockey (@HockeyAgent1) May 6, 2019

.@SportChek Player Alert: The @MapleLeafs have signed forward Ilya Mikheyev to a one-year entry level contract.
Details >> https://t.co/MrujEScZp1#LeafsForever pic.twitter.com/9stMZ1wezs
— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) May 6, 2019
And with that, the Leafs are now a cup contender again. Okay, that’s a slight exaggeration, but the Leafs have found a controlled cost winger who should be able to improve the middle of the lineup, especially if tough decisions are coming on Andreas Johnsson or Kasperi Kapanen.
The Leafs were supposedly competing against Vegas for Mikheyev’s services, and while insider speculation was that he was always leaning towards the Leafs, it is in fact a reality now.
The Deets on Mikheyev…

VITALS

DOB
10/10/1994
POS
RW
HT
6’2
WT
194 LB
SHOOTS
L
Here’s a scouting report on him from Dobber Hockey:
November 2018 – Mikheyev is arguably the best free agent in Europe this season. His KHL contract expires …

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Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation

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