Possible Winger Options for the Toronto Maple Leafs at 2024 NHL Entry Draft

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Toronto Maple Leafs 2024 NHL Draft Options: Left Wing

Andrew Basha

Andrew Basha is a 6'0, 185 Lbs, left-winger from Calgary, Alberta. Central Scouting has him listed as 26th among North American skaters. Expect to see him drafted in the first round. Most scouts have him going 14th - 30th in the 2024 NHL draft.

Basha registered 30 goals and 55 assists for 85 points in 63 games for the Medicine Hat Tigers in the WHL. His NHL comparable is Seth Jarvis of the Carolina Hurricanes. I would expect him to return to the WHL for one more season before turning pro.

Nikita Artamonov

Nikita Artamonov is a 5'11, 187 Lbs, left-winger from Nizhnekamsk, Russia. Central Scouting has him listed as 19th among international skaters. Expect to see him drafted in the first round. Most scouts have him going 19th - 34th in the 2024 NHL draft. However, some scouts think he might get selected in the top 15.

Artamonov registered seven goals and 16 assists for 23 points in 54 games for the Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod in the KHL. Not bad for an 18-year-old playing in a men's league as competitive as the KHL. His NHL comparable is Blake Coleman of the Calgary Flames. He is committed to playing for Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod next season.

Marek Vanacker

Marek Vanacker is a 6'1, 170 Lbs, left-winger from Delhi, Ontario. Central Scouting has him listed as 17th among North American skaters. Most scouts don't have Vernacker going in the first round, but without a second-round pick, the Leafs might use their first-round pick on him if they want him. Expect him to get selected anywhere between picks 25 to 57 if the Leafs don't draft him.


Vanacker registered 36 goals and 46 assists for 82 points in 68 games for the Brantford Bulldogs in the OHL. His NHL comparable is Trevor Moore of the Los Angeles Kings. He will likely play in the OHL next season before turning pro.