Top Leafs Outside the NHL: #9 Mikhail Abramov

Abramov is probably one of the most intriguing names on this list, and when it comes to his upside score, we was one of the highest rated players, but ended up 9th due to the fact that we don’t really see him as being NHL ready. Although I think our voting panel would be happy to be proven wrong here.
Abramov was an absolute steal being selected in the fourth round of the 2019 draft. Though a skilled center in the fourth round usually means he comes with the criticism that frequently comes up with Leafs prospects, he’s undersized. At 5’11, Abramov isn’t particularly short, but his 160 lb listed weight is probably the bigger concern.
So why did they draft him? Here’s some insight from 51Leafs from last summer:
Abramov is a smart, skilled playmaker who can play both in the middle or on the wing. With the puck on his stick in the offensive zone, Abramov is primarily looking to set up a teammate for a scoring chance. He is very patient with the puck on his stick, and will hold onto the puck and skate around the offensive zone if he …

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Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation

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