#6 Fraser Minten
Height/Weight: 6’1 194 LBS
Draft: 2nd round, 38th overall 2022 NHL Entry Draft.
Putting together this list, it’s hard not to get exited about the future of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Every player on this list is a smart, determined player whose mental game compliments their physical gifts.
I would bet that all ten of these players make the NHL, and that several of them become star players.
Minten is already challenging for an NHL spot, and he deserves to be in the NHL for longer than just a nine-game tryout.
Like everyone in the Leafs system, he is smart. He makes his living on his better-than-average anticipation and positioning.
Unlike many guys on this list, Minten isn’t small. He’s added 10 pounds since last year, and if things go right he could be the third-line centre on a Cup Competitor at age 19.
After being drafted, he stayed in the WHL and scored 11 more goals and 17 more points in ten less games.
He might not have superstar potential, but then again, maybe he’s another Braydon Point ! I mean, that’s a best case scenario, but eventually the Toronto Maple Leafs have to hit on a randomly drafted superstar and Minten might be their best bet.