Toronto Maple Leafs: 2018 NHL Draft Player Rankings

BUFFALO, NY - JANUARY 4: Rasmus Dahlin
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Excellent feel for the game

Average Ranking: 17.75

"” Bouchard has excellent sense and feel for the game, complimented by a poise that makes you think his heart rate is 40 beats per minute. A great passer, Bouchard has the ability to push the level of his game higher when required and makes the tough plays look easy.” (Craig Button, TSN)"

The first London Knight to appear on the draft board, Bouchard looks to have all the tools to be a top-four defender in the NHL.

He’s become a goal-scoring threat with London, putting up 15 this season after posting 11 last year. His 50 points are second on the Knights in scoring. Bouchard is also tied with Ryan Merkley for the league lead in scoring amongst defencemen.

Average Ranking: 18.5

"“Speed runs in the family. Isn’t as hard-nosed as older brother, Michael, but plays a similar game. Missed the 2017 cut-off by a week so developmental arc is a little clearer.” (Cam Robinson, Dobber Prospects)"

The younger brother of 2016 12th overall-pick Michael, Ryan also plays for the Steelheads, where his role in the lineup has steadily increased with every passing year.

McLeod has already surpassed his 42 point total from last year. He’s over a point-per-game, with 44 points in 43 games up to now.