Toronto Maple Leafs 2021 NHL Entry Draft Update

DALLAS, TX - JUNE 23: (l-r) Kyle Dubas and Brendan Shanahan of the Toronto Maple Leafs handle the draft table during the 2018 NHL Draft at American Airlines Center on June 23, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
DALLAS, TX - JUNE 23: (l-r) Kyle Dubas and Brendan Shanahan of the Toronto Maple Leafs handle the draft table during the 2018 NHL Draft at American Airlines Center on June 23, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /
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Toronto Maple Leafs 153rd overall selection, Forward Ty Voit #96 of the Sarnia Sting (Photo by Dennis Pajot/Getty Images) /

Ty Voit

RW

5’10 161 lbs

Sarnia Sting (OHL)

Ty Voit, a highly skilled undersized winger who didn’t play a single game last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, was drafted in the fifth round,153rd overall in 2021. So far, he has shown promising results in his DY+1, Suiting up for the Ontario Hockey League’s Sarnia Sting and leading the team in scoring.

He’s played in 27 games scoring 9 goals and 27 assists for 36 points, 24 of those 27 assists are also primary (via @kyle_cush on twitter). This ranks him sixth in U-19 scoring in the OHL and  seventh in terms of points/GP league wide.  Although the Pittsburgh native has yet to represent the USA in any international tournament, he could get a shot at next year’s WJC, especially if he continues to take steps forward.

Luckily for Voit, the Leafs recognized his efforts and signed him to an entry-level contract in December, showing they believe in him. Even if it wasn’t a large gamble from the Leafs, as the contract will continue to slide for the next two years as long as he doesn’t play NHL games. It shows they’re willing to commit long-term to a player they selected in the fifth round less than six months before. For now, he’ll keep his sights set on the Sting as they’re currently sitting near the bottom of the OHL’s Western Conference standings, well outside of a playoff spot.