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Vladislav Kara is the Leafs’ pick at 124

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The Leafs second fourth-round pick is the very last one of the round, and they picked an overage forward from Russia.

2017 NHL Draft - Round One Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

The Toronto Maple Leafs have selected Vladislav Kara as their fourth round pick at 124th overall. He is a centre/left wing who shoots left in the same club system as the man the Leafs spent a lot of time scouting this season, Vladimir Tkachyov. Toronto got this pick from Pittsburgh in the Eric Fehr/Frank Corrado trade.

At 19, he’s older than most draft prospects and is a total left field pick. He was not even ranked by NHL Central Scouting. The Leafs found this gem all on their own. Is he a diamond? Or something less exciting? We’ll have to watch him to know.

Mark Hunter referred to him as a winger in his post-draft remarks.

Vladislav Kara via Elite Prospects

Season Team League GP G A TP PIM Playoffs GP G A TP PIM
Season Team League GP G A TP PIM Playoffs GP G A TP PIM
2014-2015 Draguny Mozhaysk MHL B 40 21 27 48 109
HK Trnava U18 Slovakia U18 2 9 9 16 25 24
Russia U17 (all) International-Jr 4 1 1 2 0
2015-2016 Ak Bars Kazan U18 Russia U18 - - - - -
Irbis Kazan MHL 41 4 9 13 22
2016-2017 Bars Kazan VHL 34 3 5 8 4
Irbis Kazan MHL 31 11 9 20 10 Playoffs 7 4 1 5 4
MHL mugshot

His MHL stat page.

What do you think of this one? This was a very unusual pick.