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2018 Leafs Draft Recap | Leafs Hub
t was an interesting and unpredictable draft this year. Just when you think the obvious was going to happen, something comes out of left field. As it was expected, the Buffalo Sabres selected future number one defenseman, Rasmus Dahlin with the first overall pick and Andrei Svechnikov, a highly skilled power forward went number two to the Carolina Hurricanes. While the 2017 draft had some really great names, the talent level seemed to be a little better in this year's class. There was a lot of unpredictability and off- the- board picks this year. Ty Dellandrea went to Dallas at 13th overall. Joe Veleno, a top 15 pick, slipped to the Detroit Red Wings at 30. Meanwhile, talents such as Serron Noel, Akil Thomas, Ryan McLeod, Bode Wilde and Mattias Samuelsson went untouched in the first round, which is kind of shocking considering their positioning and skill heading into the draft. Meanwhile, the drafting philosophy for the Toronto Maple Leafs the past couple of years has been focused on