Leafs are reportedly interested in Ilya Mikheyev

The playoffs are truckin’ along but apparently Kyle Dubas is still putting in work…

Hearing #TMLtalk is among the few remaining teams closing in on Ilya Mikheyev, 24yo speedy versatile RW. No agreement in place yet
— Igor Eronko (@IgorEronko) April 23, 2019

Accurate. Leafs have been chasing this guy for awhile. As @IgorEronko has previously reported, Vegas in the mix and I believe, Chicago as well. Majority of NHL teams have shown interest. Decision this weekend. https://t.co/RwqAOwWogl
— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) April 23, 2019
So that’s a thing, and it looks promising for the Leafs, especially since Toronto has a much more favourable reputation when it comes to bringing over KHLers than Vegas does, and is in a much more competitive position than the Blackhawks are.
We know Dubas has made a couple of trips to Russia to both check in on Leafs draftees like Yegor Korshkov and to scout players like Mikheyev, and in what will be a cap crunched season next year, Mikheyev could be a nice and affordable replacement for which ever player draws the short straw and gets sent packing this summer.

194 lb
via eliteprospects.comMikheyev has played four …

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Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation