The 2020 NHL Draft is officially over and the Toronto Maple Leafs have restocked their prospect depth by taking 12 players across all seven rounds.
The majority of Toronto Maple Leafs draft picks came in the final two rounds, but the organization has added a number of truly promising players to a prospect pool that was beginning to look surprisingly thin after a number of promotions over the past couple of seasons.
The Leafs had a pick in every single round this year, with multiples in rounds four, six and seven and some of the players they landed were expected to be gone long before Toronto’s number was up.
With so many new faces being brought into the Toronto Maple Leafs organization, we take a look at every player they have selected in the 2020 NHL Draft.
The Leafs first pick in the draft came courtesy of the trade with the Pittsburgh Penguins that saw Kyle Dubas land the 15th overall pick and prospect Filip Hallander (plus extras) for Kasperi Kapanen (plus extras).
With that pick, the Leafs selected 19-year-old left winger Rodion Amirov out of Salavat Yulaev Ufa of the Kontinental Hockey League.
The 6-foot-1, 180lbs winger had a solid year playing in the Russian junior system, registering ten goals and 22 total points in just 17 games with Tolpar Ufa. This showing saw Amirov earn 21 appearances in the top overseas league, where he earned two assists in the process.
Some people have focused on his lack of production in the KHL as a reason for concern, but it is extremely rare for 18-year-olds to play extended amount of time in that league and, having a look at his performances so far this year, where he already has three goals and five points in ten games, should show people that this guy has plenty of room to grow and certainly already seems to be doing that.
The general consensus on Amirov is that he would be taken around the Toronto Maple Leafs pick, so the selection of the Russian, who has represented his country at a number of levels internationally, should not be a surprise and should be welcomed. (All stats for this article Eliteprospects.com).