The Toronto Maple Leafs selected forward Wyatt Schingoethe with the 168th overall pick in the 2020 NHL Draft. This was their final selection in the 2020 NHL Draft. UPDATE: Until they traded for the 213th pick!
Schingoethe played with the Waterloo Black Hawks in the USHL last season and is committed to the University of Denver in the NCAA for the 2021-22 season. Schingoethe had 17 goals and 21 assists in 47 games in 2019-20. He comes in at 5’11”, but heavy at 190 pounds.
There aren’t many scouting reports on someone this far down in the draft, but here’s what Elite Prospects said about him.
He played in the middle and was especially impressive in his own end, where he supported his D well in corner battles, helped pull out pucks, and consistently made good first passes that led to zone exits. He just always seemed to be pivoting and dashing, making him hard to cover. He played an aggressive forechecking game; he regularly put pressure on point-men, working an active probing stick
There appears to be some great vision on this play to pass through traffic and set up his teammate for the goal in front of the net.
Wyatt Schingoethe ➡️ Patrick Guzzo 🚨 @BlckHawksHockey #WhosNext pic.twitter.com/dF619Yp5YY— USHL (@USHL) April 7, 2019
Here’s one he got on his own.
Wyatt Schingoethe? More like, Wyatt Shingo-off-king with the steal and the assist here. (@BlckHawksHockey) #2020NHLDraft.— J.D. Burke (@JDylanBurke) September 11, 2020
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Yes, folks, that’s it for the Leafs. You can blink now. After about seven hours, it’s finally over. Don’t worry if you still want more. We’ll dissect and examine every pick in excruciating detail over the coming days and weeks because there’s no actual NHL hockey to talk about.
UPDATE: There’s still more! The Leafs traded for the 213th pick!