23 Options for the Toronto Maple Leafs at the 2024 NHL Entry Draft - Jett Luchanko

Guelph Storm Center Jett Luchanko (#7) v the Oshawa Generals
Guelph Storm Center Jett Luchanko (#7) v the Oshawa Generals / Chris Tanouye/GettyImages
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Jett Luchanko is a Canadian Centre. Luchanko was a quiet offensive talent, but really rose his draft stock after a highly impressive showing at the CHL Top Prospects Game, where he stood out for his creativity among many of Canada's top draft eligible prospects.

Luchanko was also a PPG plyer at the U18's for Canada, with 2 goals and 7 points in 7 games for the gold medal winning Canadian team.

Luchanko is a pure playmaker who excels at creation from all over the ice. He's a shifty and elusive player with a strong skating ability who does well manipulating play with the puck.

He can be slippery and hard to contain at his best. His creativeness and strong puck/stick combo make Luchanko a constant threat in transition.

Luchanko is a raw player who's constantly continuing to move up on the level on his floor. His endless amount of hustle and energy is very reminiscent of Easton Cowan in his draft season.

Both players are hard workers who continuously grew their game from start to finish. Although this time around, it seems Luchanko is getting a bit more praise than Cowan, although perhaps Cowan's growth has played a part in enhancing Luchanko's value as an energy piece.

On top of his offensive game, Luchanko has strong positional awareness and a good hockey sense. He does well in tracking the puck and sees the play at a strong level. He's one of the better defensive Centers in this draft, and one of the smartest forwards.