Leafs 2023 1st round pick Easton Cowan
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Leafs prospect pulls off epic move on the penalty shot to extend record-setting point streak

Published February 18, 2024 at 11:41

The Toronto Maple Leafs appear to have a star-in-the-making in 18-year-old Easton Cowan, who is now up to an astonishing 72 points in just 41 games in the OHL this season.

Cowan was not the pick that many Leaf fans were expecting at #28 in the first round of the 2023 NHL Entry Draft, but by now, everyone in Leafs Nation is grateful for the scouting staff having done their due diligence, identifying this unique talent. Now, he's repaying the Leafs' belief in him with an otherworldly performance in his D+1 season.

Cowan is now the London Knights' record-holder for longest point streak, having extended his incredible streak to 23 games, following this unbelievable penalty shot goal.

The Mount Brydges, Ontario native passed Mitch Marner this week for the longest point streak in Knights franchise history. Marner set the record with a 21-game point streak back in 2015-16. Marner doesn't mind, however. In fact, he's been watching closely and cheering Cowan on.

"It's been amazing. It's been fun to see the highlights. Still keep a pretty good eye on that team ... it's been cool to see him grow & really embrace that role & take on that role as a leader there" - Marner on Cowan breaking his record

With the trade deadline fast approaching and the Leafs scouring the market for a significant upgrade on the blueline, Cowan's name will probably be at the forefront of many of the conversations with rival GMs. However, I don't think the Leafs are going to entertain any deals involving the youngster at this point, especially with how well he has played this season.

February 18   |   912 answers
Leafs prospect pulls off epic move on the penalty shot to extend record-setting point streak

If the Leafs could acquire a top pairing defenseman at the deadline, but the deal involves Cowan, would you pay the price?

Yes, we're trying to win now27530.2 %
No, the Leafs will need this kid long-term63769.8 %
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