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