23 Options for the Toronto Maple Leafs at the 2024 Draft - Lucas Pettersson

The Swedish Forward is a well-rounded player who does a bit of everything on the ice
Toronto Maple Leafs General Manager Brad Treliving at the 2023 NHL Draft
Toronto Maple Leafs General Manager Brad Treliving at the 2023 NHL Draft / Bruce Bennett/GettyImages
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"He's not the most dynamic player you'll ever see, but the sum of the parts looks like a potential bottom-six forward or fourth-line center in the NHL." - Corey Pronman (The Athletic)

"He’s a smart and well-rounded two-way center who has some talent and understands how to get the most out of his game." - Scott Wheeler (The Athletic)

"He's got great hands and an ability to delay and hesitate on defenders, freezing them off the rush so that he can cut past and gain an advantage. He also uses his fairly fast skating to apply pressure and force turnovers, intercept passes and creating breaks for himself. Plus, he's a capable penalty killer." - Scott Wheeler (The Athletic)

"A very accurate shot and a well-rounded defensive game should paint the picture of a minute munching center at the NHL level." - David Saad (DobberProspects)

"He's best described as equal parts shooter / distributor who plays the game fast." - CapFriendly


In conclusion, Lucas Pettersson is a player that the Leafs clearly like, and a player who would make an excellent addition to their prospect list. He may not be available at 23, but if he is, the Leafs will be getting an excellent player.