Anton Slepyshev

Jameson Ewasiuk

2018-06-09

Anton Slepyshev, LW

Shoots: R

Height: 6-2

Weight: 194

Born: 1994-05-13

Hometown: Penza, Russia

Drafted: 2013 by Edmonton Oilers, 88th Overall

 

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

June 2018 – Last season was undoubtedly disappointing for Slepyshev. He had stretches of time missed due to injuries, combined with some lacklustre performances on the ice, caused the young Russian to play in just 50 games where he recorded six goals and 12 points. He often found himself in the press box and appeared to fall out of favour with Edmonton Oilers’ coach Todd McLellan. Slepyshev rarely found himself on a scoring line or on the power play as he wasn’t given much of a chance to succeed offensively. With his strong stride, dangerous shot and very good size (6-02, 220 lbs), Slepyshev has all the tools to be an effective top nine player in the NHL but needs to find some consistency. Questions have been raised about his off-ice commitment level and his relationship with the coaching staff. His contract is set to expire on June 30th and at that point he will become an RFA. In May, his KHL rights were traded from Ufa Salavat Yulayev to CSKA Moscow and the reports circulating from the Russia are that Slepyshev will be leaving the Oilers to play for CSKA. Jameson Ewasiuk

 

June 2017 – Anton Slepyshev spent most of the season in and out of the Edmonton line-up. Anton played 41 games scoring four goals and picking up six assists. He started to come alive in the second half of the season, where he played mostly on the fourth line but also spent some time on the third line. During the playoffs Slepyshev managed to play 12 games and scored three goals. Slepyshev is expected to play a bigger role next season for Edmonton. I expect him to play in at least 50 games where he should be around the 20-point mark. If he continues to grow he could find some time in the top six due to Edmonton lacking depth on the right-wing. Spencer Pomoty

 

October 2016 – Anton has scored his first NHL goal against Carolina on October 18th, it took him 13 NHL games to capture that milestone.