Kirill Pilipenko

Matt Donohue


Kirill Pilipenko


Kirill Pilipenko, RW

Shoots: L

Height: 5-10

Weight: 194

Born: 1996-09-23

Hometown: Ekaterinburg, Russia

Drafted: 2016 Eligible






June 2015 – Considered one of the draft’s biggest mysteries, Pilipenko possesses tantalizing talent that could see him drafted as high as the second round. He has a ton of upside because of this skill but did not turn in a very good year leading up to his draft, unexpectedly putting up the same numbers he did in 2013-14. At 5-foot-10, he is an undersized forward and has yet to develop much of a physical presence on the ice. To make matters worse, he doesn’t possess the kind of skating ability we often see from smaller forwards. Still, there is a lot to like in his game when he has the puck and could entice a team to take a flier on him in the second round. Matt Donohue


Fantasy Outlook C-

Ultimate boom or bust winger with the ability to develop into a top-six winger.



Pilipenko notches a goal against Slovakia in the U-18’s:



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Name Fantasy Upside NHL Certainty
Matthew Knies 8.5 9.5
Fraser Minten 8.0 8.5
Roni Hirvonen 7.5 7.5
Alex Beaucage 7.0 7.0
Ryan Suzuki 8.5 7.0
Vasili Ponomaryov 6.5 7.5
Domenick Fensore 5.5 4.5
Ivan Morozov 6.5 4.5
Layton Ahac 6.5 6.0
Carter Mazur 6.5 8.0


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