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Toronto Maple Leafs Select Zachary Bouthillier 209th Overall

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The Leafs have used a seventh-round pick to select Zachary Bouthillier.

2018 NHL Draft - Rounds 2-7 Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images

The 209th pick is what the Leafs got when they traded Jhonas Enroth to the Ducks, so let’s hope we can return the favour for the “trade up for Biggs but they get Rakell and Gibson” debacle. Maybe we get ourselves a Zetterberg or at least another Johnsson out of this, eh?

So who is Bouthillier?

The Quick Bio

Zachary Bouthillier is an 18 year old goalie drafted out of the Chicoutimi Saguenéens in the QMJHL. He’s 6’2” so a tall-ish goalie, and had a 3.42 GAA and .894 sv% during the regular season, but he improved in the playoffs with a 2.76 GAA and .931 sv in six games. Chicoutimi barely made the playoffs, being 15th out of 18 teams, so they weren’t exactly a great team to speak of. They were also in the bottom half of the league in goals against, with Bouthillier playing in 38 of their 68 games. He ranked 21st in the league in save percentage among goalies that played at least 10 games.

He came into this draft ranked 136th by HockeyProspect.com, and 175th by McKeens. NHL Central Scouting had him as the 6th best NA goalie, so not the best but who knows.

The Stats

Zachary Bouthillier via Elite Prospects

Season Team League GP GAA SVS% Playoffs GP GAA SVS%
Season Team League GP GAA SVS% Playoffs GP GAA SVS%
2013-2014 École Fadette Vert et Noir Bntm QBAAA - - -
2014-2015 Saint-Hyacinthe Gaulois QMAAA 26 3.18 0.904
Team Québec Blue QGC-16 2 3.75 0.843
2015-2016 Saint-Hyacinthe Gaulois QMAAA 24 2.4 0.926 Playoffs 9 2.94 0.904
2016-2017 Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL 20 3.09 0.889 Playoffs 1 0 1
2017-2018 Chicoutimi Saguenéens QMJHL 38 3.42 0.894 Playoffs 6 2.76 0.931

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From draftsite.com:

Goalie who is long term developmental guy who came into his own by the end of this season. Aggressive between the pipes, challenging shooters and playing the angles well.