23 Options For the Toronto Maple Leafs at the 2024 NHL Draft - Andrew Basha

The Medicine Hat Tigers forward found ways to stand out in a deep forward group
Medicine Hat Tigers forward Andrew Basha (#34) v Winnipeg Ice
Medicine Hat Tigers forward Andrew Basha (#34) v Winnipeg Ice / Jonathan Kozub/GettyImages
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The Toronto Maple Leafs pick 23rd overall in the 2024 NHL Entry Draft.

Over the last week or so, we've been profiling players the Toronto Maple Leafs should take with their pick.

The first round of the draft is this upcoming Friday, with the second and subsequent rounds on Saturday.

Previously, we discussed two top Swedish teammates in Alfons freij and Leo Sahlin Wallenius, both of the Vaxjo Lakers u20.

Today's prospect look is on Medicine Hat prospect Andrew Basha, examining what makes him a top prospect, and potential Toronto Maple Leafs target.

Prospect Profile

Andrew Basha may have spent a lot of time in the shadow of his teammates, but he was given an opportunity to prove he can lead on his own, and took it and ran.

Playing alongside projected top-five prospect Cayden Lindstrom and 2026 top prospect Gavin McKenna for the Western Hockey League's Medicine Hat Tigers, Basha was largely an afterthought among some when watching the team.

An unfortunate moment for the team gave Basha a chance to step up. Lindstrom missed the second half of the season due to a herniated disc, making Basha, who was Lindstrom's setup man, a leading option.

To a bit of a surprise, Basha handled himself not only as well as he had before, but looked like someone who could legitimately impact a game by himself, without having star teammates by his side. Whether leasing the show or being second in command, Basha is a player teams can rely on. Here's why.