Toronto Maple Leafs 2020 NHL draft recap

The final major event in what has been the longest year in hockey history has come and gone, with the draft itself feeling like the longest in the NHL’s history too. Relying on all the hard work done by Kyle Dubas and his scouting staff over the last calendar year, the Leafs added 12 new prospects to their organization when the 2020 draft was all said and done.
1st round (15th overall): Rodion Amirov – LW/RW – Salavat Yulaev Ufa (KHL)

Year
Team
League
GP
G
A
P

2019-2020
Salavat Yulaev Ufa
KHL
21
0
2
2

Toros Neftekamsk
VHL
5
1
2
3

Tolpar Ufa
MHL
17
10
12
22

2020-2021
Salavat Yulaev Ufa
KHL
10
3
2
5

Toros Neftekamsk
VHL
3
1
1
2

The Rodion Amirov selection was met with disappointment and frustration from some fans, stemming from the belief that the Leafs should have drafted a player that filled a more pressing need on the roster. The fact is that any player drafted at that point is highly unlikely to step into the NHL immediately, never mind address a pressing need for their team.
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Author: Nick Richard / The Leafs Nation

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