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Cowan is a high-energy playmaker who plays with significant grit; with added polish and muscle, he projects as an intense depth creator in the NHL.


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June 2023 – Cowan has been selected 28th overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 2023 NHL Draft. Curtis Rines

June 2023 – Cowan makes for a fairly straightforward NHL projection if he can refine his stride mechanics and on-puck scanning habits, and adds a minimal amount of variety into his rush patterns as a carrier. He will add weight and play an inside-driven and violent game while putting up an impressive amount of primary assists/60 at even strength with the right linemates as finishers, but they would need to bring the dynamism to the line as well. He could make for an excellent complimentary piece in a top-6 with elite linemates, not unlike the Bunting role in Toronto, but replacing the goalscoring for playmaking. More likely, however, is an energy role in a bottom-six with added value as a depth playmaker who can plug a hole in the top-six in a pinch. Sebastian High

Fantasy Upside 7.0
NHL Certainty 7.5
Country CAN
Position C
Roster Type Junior
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth May 20, 2005
Height 5‘10”
Weight 170 lbs
Drafted 2023 Round 1; Overall: 28


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