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Toronto Maple Leafs Select Sean Durzi 52nd Overall

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The Leafs have used their second-round pick to select an overage defenceman from Owen Sound.

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The Toronto Maple Leafs have selected Sean Durzi with the 52nd overall pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. Durzi is a right-shooting defenceman who scored at a strong clip in the Ontario Hockey League this year. He was born in October of 1998, so he is further along in his development path than majority of prospects in this class.

The Leafs originally acquired this pick in a trade that sent Roman Polak and Nick Spaling to San Jose in 2016. Durzi joins left-shooting defenceman Rasmus Sandin as one of Toronto’s top picks this year, and you can read my profile of Sandin here.

Despite being an overage player, Durzi ranked 50th on my final rankings:

“He finished second among OHL defenders in points per game this season, trailing only Evan Bouchard. Although he was passed over in last year’s draft, he should be a lock to be selected this time around, as proven to be an above average puck mover. Durzi is 6’0”, and he offers some potential if he can get stronger and round out his defensive game.”

The Stats

Sean Durzi 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
2013-2014 Mississauga Rebels Mn Mdgt AAA GTMMHL 31 4 10 14 8 Playoffs 4 1 0 1 4
2014-2015 Mississauga Rebels Midget AAA GTHL 24 1 5 6 8
St. Michael's Buzzers OJHL 2 0 1 1 2
2015-2016 Owen Sound Attack OHL 45 10 6 16 19 Playoffs 5 0 1 1 0
2016-2017 Owen Sound Attack OHL 60 2 36 38 24 Playoffs 17 1 8 9 8
2017-2018 Owen Sound Attack OHL 40 15 34 49 12 Playoffs 11 4 12 16 4

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