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Fantasy Summary

Top-six offensive skills in a small frame


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October 2019 – With 19 points in 10 games, and briefly leading the OHL in assists, this is exactly the start SDA needed after a stagnant 2018-19. He and fellow Leafs prospect Nick Robertson are tearing it up for the Petes. If he can keep this up, expect the hype to build back up to where it was in training camp 2018. Hayden Soboleski

 

September 2019 – The young pivot has been assigned back to Junior after a very brief training camp with the Leafs. This was a much shorter look than he received in training camp last season, but it’s clear that he has a long ways to go before being pro-ready. Hayden Soboleski

 

June 2019 – SDA has won the Kelly Cup as a member of the Newfoundland Growlers. His 2 points in 9 games (on a championship team) is indicative of  his minimal usage and a less-than-perfect offensive transition to pro, but any pro experience is good at his early end of the development curve. Consider it motivation to grow his game to new heights as he will likely return to junior for 2019-20. Hayden Soboleski

 

April 2019 – After a moderately productive but overall disappointing OHL campaign, SDA is headed to the ECHL Growlers for some bonus experience before the summer. His 46 points in 62 games was roughly the same offensive pace as the year prior, but with less goal-scoring and a generally raw look to his game. This move is not indicative of where the Leafs see him long term – this is just a free opportunity him him to play in a pro league in a playoff environment. Be patient, this dynamic forward still has lots of time to bring it all together. Hayden Soboleski

 

February 2019 – Despite a killer camp with the Leafs and a fresh ELC, SDA has had a tough year in Junior. 34 points in 44 games is a step backwards from his 2017-18 campaign, and only six goals in that total is way too one-dimensional, even for a true playmaker. For old-school fantasy owners – he’s also rocking a team-worst minus-16 rating. His puck-handling and vision remain outstanding giving him high upside, but he is clearly still a relatively raw prospect. Plan accordingly. Hayden Soboleski

 

September 2018 – SDA has been assigned to the OHL for the 2018-19 season. Expect an offensive breakout from the budding star. Hayden Soboleski

 

September 2018 – SDA has had an outstanding rookie camp and training camp, showing off his offensive intuition. He is the last remaining Junior player to survive cuts, and has been rewarded with an ELC. Despite the hype, he is still a long-term fantasy project. Hayden Soboleski

 

June 2018 – Toronto has used their 76th overall pick on Semyon Der-Arguchintsev. 

 

Picking SDA gave fans what they wanted – an electric, high-potential scorer. He is small and underweight so don’t expect fantasy relevance just yet, but he is a gifted passer and sees the ice well. He has lots of time to fill out, and if he improves on his offensive totals while becoming a little more useful in his own end, he will prove to be an exciting fantasy prospect. Hayden Soboleski

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 7.0
NHL Certainty 6.0
Country RUS
Position C
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth September 10, 2000
Height 5‘10”
Weight 159 lbs
Drafted 2018 Round 3; Overall: 76

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2014-2015 CIHA Voyageurs U15 AAAHEO U1530 13 2336 6|        
  CIHA Voyageurs U16 AAAOEHL U161 0 11 0|        
  CIHA Voyageurs U15 AAABig Nickel Bantam4 1 34 0|        
 2015-2016 Krylia Sovetov Moskva U16Russia U161 0 00 0|        
  CIHA White U18 AAAHEO U1846 21 4970 18|Playoffs QC4 1 34
 2016-2017 Peterborough PetesOHL63 8 2129 2|Playoffs12 3 58
 2017-2018 Peterborough PetesOHL68 12 3951 18|        
 2018-2019 Peterborough PetesOHL62 6 4046 20|Playoffs5 0 33
  Newfoundland GrowlersECHL3 1 12 0|Playoffs9 1 12
 2019-2020 Peterborough PetesOHL55 12 6375 23|        

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