Drafted: Round 4, 115th Overall, 2019 NHL Entry Draft
Position: Centre, shoots left
Not only did the Toronto Maple Leafs steal Nick Robertson in the second round with the 53rd overall selection, but they may have gotten another stud in the fourth round.
Abramov currently plays in the QJMHL and had an excellent season last year. With 76 points in 63 games, Abramov led his team, the Victoriaville Tigers, in scoring. Not only has he been an offensive threat for Victoriaville, but he was named the captain of the team, which is a great responsibility for any player.
Kyle Dubas and the Toronto Maple Leafs organization is built around speed and skill first, and that’s exactly the type of player that Abramov is. He’s a little undersized for a centre, weighing only 185 pounds, but with age should come size.
Not only has Abramov produced highly for his club team, but he’s been invited to play for Team Russia for a number of different teams over the past few seasons. From the U-17 team to the most recent Karjala Cup, it’s expected that he will get the nod to represent his country at the World Junior Hockey Championships (WJHC).
Toronto Maple Leafs fans should be watching Team Russia games very closely and should be very impressed with what Mikhail Abramov can offer.