The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed one of their most surprising draft picks.
Connor Brown was drafted in the sixth round (156th overall) of the 2012 NHL Draft. His new entry-level deal will last for three years.
After recording 122 points in a total of 131 games the past two seasons, the Erie Otters’ left winger leads the OHL with 46 points in 23 games (19 goals, 27 assists). He also ranks in the top 10 of six offensive categories.
Brown was recently named OHL Player of the Week and is also representing the OHL as part of the 2013 Subway Super Series against Team Russia.
Brown has proven to be a consistent offensive threat in the OHL. The Leafs will be hoping that offense can translate to the professional level.
While it will still be a few seasons before Brown will ever play for the Leafs, if he can be the same offensive player he is in the OHL for the Leafs, they might have the steal of the 2012 Draft.
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