Sebastian Aho – 2015; Second Round; Number 35
The Canes best player the past four years, Aho is an absolute steal being from the second round of a loaded 2015 draft. Ranked fifth in scoring among the entire draft class at 231 points and third in goals at 104, Aho should have been a top-five pick easily, but hindsight is 20/20.
If anything, it’s Aho’s compete level that makes him elite. He has great hands, vision and playmaking abilities that are all top grade, but he doesn’t quit. Aho is all over the puck whether driving the play or defending shorthanded.
He has proven able to handle nearly every situation and just never quits on a play. He hates losing and is a big part of the Hurricanes turn around. Already with over 100 career goals, Aho has plenty more in the tank and thanks to Montreal’s help, will be around for another five guaranteed seasons.