I have really enjoyed Jon Steitzer‘s series on the best Maple Leafs outside of the NHL so I decided to jump on the bandwagon. Today I’ll be talking about one of the more underrated players on this list: Kenny Agostino.
The Leafs signed Agostino for $737, 500 on a two-year contract in the summer of 2019. He offered the Leafs an inexpensive fringe-player who has past NHL-experience. Agostino’s numbers at the NHL level have been quite respectable for a bottom-six winger to say the least. In the 2018-2019 season, he spent time on both the Montreal Canadiens and the New Jersey Devils. He finished with 24 points in 63 games while spending the majority of his time on each team’s fourth line. The majority of his value that year came defensively and in transitioning the puck up the ice.
This year, Agostino spent the whole season with the Marlies. He got called up once but didn’t end up playing a game which surprised me considering how well Agostino performed throughout the year.
In an organization full of eye-opening offensive forwards, Agostino’s silent-but-crafty skill set tends to be forgotten. He’s an intelligent …
Author: Nick DeSouza / The Leafs Nation