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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Toronto Maple Leafs Likeliness

Although the Toronto Maple Leafs needs are more on the defensive end, you have to take the best player available most of the time if possible, and there's a strong chance of that being Basha at 23rd Overall.

I think they could be fans of his well-rounded and highly mobile game. He's creative and consistently able to create for himself and others. Toronto has targeted similar players in recent years both in the draft and in free agency.

He's not as versatile in positioning as Toronto has tended to like, but versatile more in his approach, which is still an asset the team has looked for, being able to do a bit of everything.

The Toronto Maple Leafs have already connected with Basha at the NHL Draft Combine, signaling he already seems to be on Toronto's radar. Basha will be taken round one, it's a matter in itself if Toronto goes for him.


"On a young Medicine Hat Tigers squad featuring potential top-10 pick Cayden Lindstrom and Gavin McKenna, who could be the first overall pick in 2026, Basha stood out for his creativity and ability to create plays out of thin air. Although he may not have the same high-end potential as his teammates, he’s developed into one of the best playmakers in the 2024 Draft." - Dayton Reimer/The Hockey Writers

"Basha brings more than just offence, however. He can be used in a variety of roles." - Jason Bukala/Sportsnet

"Outside of his skating, Basha’s best attribute is his playmaking. No matter how fast he’s chugging along, Basha’s head is always up, maintaining his keen awareness for where his teammates are to make deceptive and timely slot passes." Luke Sweeney/Dobber Prospects