Toronto Maple Leafs: Is Rasmus Sandin Ready?

Ramus Sandin is considered to be one of the Toronto Maple Leafs most entertaining young prospects.

The 19-year old played on the Toronto Marlies last season, and has evolved into a serious candidate for the Maple Leafs roster.

Sandin’s standing as a premier NHL prospect is rarely put into question, and for good reason. The Swedish born defenseman was drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs 29th overall in round one of the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. What he lacks in mass (5’11”, 183 lbs), he makes up for in on-ice presence.

With the Salt Ste. Marie Greyhounds, Sandin scored 12 goals and 33 assists, for a total of 45 points in 51 games in 2017-18. Last season, he tallied 28 points in 44 games. As a defenseman, his point production is intriguing, and highlights an area of his game that would bode well on a Gardiner-less Leafs squad. (via HockeyDB)

His potential while playing for the Toronto Marlies has not gone unnoticed. Sandin has arguably taken position as the Leafs highest ranked prospect after being drafted a year after Timothy Liljegren.

Contract (via CapFriendly)

Sandin’s contract isn’t difficult to comprehend. On July 15, 2018, he signed a three-year entry level contract worth $2,775,000 million. A total of $277,500 out of Sandin’s total salary are paid out as a signing bonus, which is cut off after the 2020-21 season. His contract carries a base salary (excluding signing bonuses) of $832,500 million this season.

All things considered, Rasmus Sandin will continue to perform as a dependable defenseman for the Toronto Marlies, if he is deemed unfit for the Leafs. However, his likelihood of cracking the roster is higher than ever, and will grow exponentially if he gets some NHL games under his belt.

His skill will be amplified by a strong Marlies squad, and as one of the more skilled players on the roster, Sandin’s stats will flourish. This season holds potential for Rasmus Sandin to bring his skill to a degree higher than ever before, whether it be with the Marlies or the Toronto Maple Leafs.

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