Statistics for '10 Leafs draft picks, click to view at full-size:All ages as of January 1, 2010 (as according to the Desjardins method). Of course, all players 18th birthdays must be before September 15 in order to have been eligible for the draft.
Brad Ross was selected with the 43rd overall pick, acquired from Chicago in exchange for the rights to NCAA forward Jimmy Hayes. Ross, age 17, would score merely 5 less points than Hayes, age 20, for every 82 NHL games according to NHLE. Hayes may be a huge specimen at 6 ft 5 and 210 lbs, but does not play much of a physical style that people hope for from a big man. On the other hand, Ross is well known to be a very feisty agitating type, a quality well indicated by his 203 PIMs and 11 fighting majors during the regular season. This was the major factor in the Leafs' pulling the trigger on the deal.
McKegg, with a projection of 0.38 points-per-game and 30 points per 82 games, ranks just behind Kadri, Ruegsegger, D'Amigo, and DiDomenico in production amongst those who didn't graduate to the NHL level in '09-10. Carrick, Brodin, and Nicholls are at the lower-end, as you'd expect of later-round selections.
Keep in mind that we're only looking at projected point-production here, this is not necessarily an indication of a prospect being ready for the big time. Obviously there are other facets of the game that players must work on before they can crack an NHL or even AHL roster. Also, NHLEs will not always accurately predict a player's scoring rate, so take those numbers with a grain of salt.