With the 153rd overall pick in the 2021 NHL Draft, the Toronto Maple Leafs selected forward Ty Voit out of the OHL’s Sarnia Sting.
Almost 100 picks after their first of the 2021 Draft, the Toronto Maple Leafs took another versatile forward in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native Ty Voit – taking him in the fifth round (153rd overall).
Heading into the draft, the 5-foot-10, 161lbs forward, capable of playing at centre or left wing, received a number of draft rankings significantly higher than where he was ultimately taken, indicating that the Leafs may have a steal on their hands.
Voit has little experience at a high level under his belt, with eight goals and 28 total points in 49 appearances with the Sarnia Sting of the Ontario Hockey League – all of which came during the 2019/20 season, with the 18-year-old unable to get game time after the OHL cancelled the 2020/21 campaign.
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A short scouting report on Voit by Elite Prospects portrays him as a tricky playmaker that is capable of making crucial passes across the ice and has plenty of creativity that could fit in perfectly with the Leafs’ high-offensive mentality.
Voit appears to have the skills of an early round prospect, but his size appears to be where he has been ranked lower and ultimately fallen well below where he was expected to go.
The right-shooting American will need to continue his development with the Sarnia Sting, building up his experience and resume while also working on putting on some muscle weight in order to prepare himself for the physical nature of the professional level.
Voit looks exactly like the kind of player that Kyle Dubas covets, with plenty of skill and offensive upside while also being somewhat undersized, and the organisation will know exactly how to advise him best and work to build him into a legitimate NHL prospect that he could very well become in time.