Checking in on Former Toronto Maple Leafs Around the NHL

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Rasmus Sandin

Rasmus Sandin is a first-round draft pick of the Toronto Maple Leafs from the 2018 NHL draft.

During his time in the Leafs organization, Sandin found decent success with the Toronto Marlies in the AHL and the Leafs in the NHL.

His play with the Leafs is best described as inconsistent. He played well from time to time, but never for a long stretch.

Before being dealt to the Washington Capitals at the trade deadline last season, Sandin looked like his game was starting to take the next step.

Last season, between the Leafs and Capitals, he finished with seven goals and 28 assists for 35 points. Sandin has three goals and 15 assists for 18 points through 48 games this season. He is projected to finish with 28 points in 78 games. (All stats from

The one thing I enjoy seeing with Sandin on the Capitals is the amount of playing time he is getting. His average ice time with the Leafs was 16:40 minutes.

Since he joined the Capitals, his average ice time is 21:52, and for a player who is turning 24 years old on March 7th, that amount of ice time is huge for his development. I enjoyed watching him play with the Marlies as well as the Leafs. Hopefully, he'll continue to find success with the Capitals.

He will become a restricted free agent this summer, so hopefully, for him, the Capitals will keep him for a long time. I wish nothing but the best for Sandin.