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Maple Leafs Draft Profile: Vladislav Kara (Rd 4, Pick 124)

The Toronto Maple Leafs have made their second pick in the fourth round of the 2017 NHL Entry draft, selecting Vladislav Kara out of the MHL.

Honestly, there’s not a ton of info out there on him. He’s an overager at 19 years old, he’s a centre, and his shot seems to get some praise from people.  He does the FIFA bird celebration after goals sometimes, so I’m going to assume that he likes Evgeni Kuznetsov. He made the jump from the MHL to VHL this year and scored 8 points in 34 games, on a team (Bars Kazan) that had just one player score more than half a point per game.

He made the jump from the MHL to VHL this year and scored 8 points in 34 games, on a team (Bars Kazan) that had just one player score more than half a point per game, so this could be a situation where he was stuck with poor quality teammates.

Kara, who was on no major scouting rankings, was born in Salekhard, Russia and has played four games for the national team at the U17 level.

This one’s probably a project; it’ll like be a year or two before he gets a legitimate KHL look, at which point we can start to seriously evaluate his odds.

Leafs at the 2017 Entry Draft