Nick Ritchie: A Typical Maple Leaf

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His skill level and size would have made him fit right in with the Leafs. (Terry Wilson/OHL)

Big, burly and a skilled power forward – these are some of the words that were used to describe Peterborough Petes forward Nick Ritchie prior to the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. They’re also words that fit into Brian Burke’s ‘plan’ when he was at the helm with the Toronto Maple Leafs building what he expected to be a contender.

For the past few years, that’s exactly how the Leafs drafted their players. All the more reason why Ritchie would’ve fit in as a Leafs. As the story goes, Ritchie was drafted elsewhere and the Leafs drafted William Nylander. But I analyzed, anyways, why Ritchie would’ve been a typical Maple Leafs’ pick. 

For the full profile, check out the article on THW.

Nick Ritchie: A Typical Maple Leaf – Published on The Hockey Writers


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