Leafs sign Pavel Gogolev to an entry level contract

Last season Pavel Gogolev was the most promising prospect playing in the Leafs system without actually having a commitment to the Leafs. That changed today…

We’ve signed forward Pavel Gogolev to a three-year entry level contract. #LeafsForever
— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) July 29, 2021

SEASON
TEAM
LEAGUE
GP
G
A
TP
PIM

2016-17
 Peterborough Petes
OHL
53
5
6
11
20

 Russia U17
WHC-17
6
1
0
1
4

2017-18
 Peterborough Petes
OHL
66
30
17
47
41

2018-19
 Peterborough Petes
OHL
29
7
12
19
20

 Guelph Storm
OHL
8
3
6
9
4

2019-20
 Guelph Storm
OHL
63
45
51
96
66

2020-21
 Väsby IK
HockeyAllsvenskan
12
2
1
3
4

 Toronto Marlies
AHL
13
6
6
12
4

via eliteprospects.com

From Elite Prospects:
Gogolev is such a dexterous puck-carrier. He plays the puck within a defender’s triangle, with his elbow free from his body, and fluid wrist movements throughout. His ability to corral the puck and swiftly transition into a curl-and-release shot makes him a legitimate two-touch threat every time he secures the puck in the offensive zone.
By now you’re probably assuming that Gogolev is 5’7 and weighs 140 lbs soaking wet, but fear not enemies of short kings, Gogolev is 6’1 and 179 lbs. He can certainly add to that frame, but I’m betting he’ll be here to score not crush souls.
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Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation

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