The Toronto Maple Leafs are set to return to the ice in less than three weeks to take on the Columbus Blue Jackets in their play in series.
The Toronto Maple Leafs are scheduled to begin their play-in series against the Columbus Blue Jackets on August 2nd in Toronto.
There has been lot’s of talk of who the fans want to play and who the fans want to be paired together on defense.
Let’s change it up and let’s go over three Toronto Maple Leafs players who will dominate and help lead their team during the play in series and beyond.
3. Ilya Mikheyev – 25 years old – LW/RW
2019-20 stats – 39 GP – 8 G – 15 A – 23 PTS – 53.48% CF%
At my number three spot starting off the list I have “Souperman”, Ilya Mikheyev. As we all know by now and by the amount of times I’ve said this, Mikheyev’s season was cut short due to his wrist injury back in December.
Mikheyev was on a tremendous pace in his first year with the Toronto Maple Leafs, better yet his first year in the NHL by putting up 23 points in just 39 games playing on the third line most nights and sometimes on the second line.
His return to the team will be huge and he’ll make an enormous impact on the ice for many reasons.
He’s clearly a top 9 player that can slot in on any line and help make any line better, he plays the penalty kill and will make it better with his presence when returning. I also truly think he could be a 50 point scorer in the NHL so I wouldn’t be surprised if he puts up a decent amount of points in the series against the Blue Jackets. (Stats from NHL.com)