Toronto Maple Leafs: 2018 NHL Draft Player Rankings

BUFFALO, NY - JANUARY 4: Rasmus Dahlin
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A game-breaker

Average Ranking: 16

"Thomas is a quick, game-breaking offensive talent. Skating ability is top-notch; the acceleration and top-end speed he can generate from his first few steps allow him to beat defenders around the edge and pounce on loose puck. His ability to carry and control the puck at top speed is impressive. His puck control also can lead to some eye-popping moves, and he dominates one-on-one situations with a combination of skating, awareness and stickhandling ability. Has the potential to become the complete offensive package in the NHL. (Future Considerations Scouting Profiles)"

Thomas is smaller than what you would consider for a prototypical NHL centreman. Standing at 5 foot 11 and 170 lbs, he has all the skill in the world.

This season with the Niagara IceDogs, Thomas has registered 48 points in 42 games, which puts him second in scoring on the team and 23rd in scoring in the OHL.

Average Ranking: 16.5

"“A riser to watch, this right-shot defender has all the tools to be an all-around top-four producer. Off to a blazing start with Acadia-Bathurst of the QMJHL, Dobson brings high-end processing ability, soft hands and a willingness to take calculated risks. A smooth skater but will want to add more speed as he matures.” (Cam Robinson, Dobber Prospects)"

Dobson has all eyes on him this season playing for Acadie-Bathurst Titan in the QMJHL. He has a perfect frame for a top defenceman, and all the skills to go along with it.

In his first season, Dobson had 26 points in 63 games. He has already blown that total out of the water with his nine-goal, 41-point performance through the first 44 games of the season.