Kirill Petrov

by michaelfarkas on October 15, 2017
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Kirill Petrov, RW/LW

Shoots: L

Height: 6-3

Weight: 225

Born: 1990-04-13

Hometown: Kazan, Russia

Drafted: 2008 by New York Islanders, 73rd overall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

October 2017 – The 27-year-old Petrov continues his KHL career with CSKA Moscow. Petrov has played exactly 13 games in North America – all in the AHL in the 2015-16 season. Unhappy with the situation, Petrov returned to Russia midseason and doesn’t seem destined to return. Since the player defected, the Islanders can technically retain his rights for as long as they see fit. In the end, it will almost certainly amount to nothing for the Isles. Michael Farkas

July 2016 – It took the Islanders seven years to get Kirill Petrov to come over to North America. His stay lasted all of 13 AHL games, where he put up one goal and five points. By December, he was back playing for CSKA Moscow of the KHL. Petrov was an RFA at the end of 2015-16, and the Islanders did issue him a qualifying offer to retain his rights. But it is highly unlikely we will ever see Petrov playing hockey on this side of the Atlantic again. Brent Craswell

Nov 2015 – Petrov is adjusting just fine to the North American game in the AHL for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. He only has five points in 12 games as he gets acclimated to the smaller ice. However he has shot the puck just 13 times in those 12 games showing either a reluctance to shoot or a preference to pass. It is unknown if he will play in the NHL this year but you would have to expect him to do so when injuries occur on the Islanders squad. Pat Quinn

 

Oct 2015 – Petrov was assigned to the AHL as one of the final Islanders cuts. The move is likely to get him accustomed to the North American rinks and he could be back soon. It is unknown if he will stay in North America or go back to Russia, but it is worth monitoring. Pat Quinn

 

Sept 2015 – Petrov looks to finally play for the Islanders this season after spending many years in the KHL. He likely would not sign unless he was guaranteed a NHL spot, but with a deep Islanders squad, and the fact he signed a two-way deal, nothing is guaranteed and he may spend a few weeks in the AHL. When on the NHL squad expect him to be in a bottom six role as his skill may have stagnated in the KHL his two-way game has always remained strong. Pat Quinn

 

May 2015 – Petrov, the slightly forgotten third round pick in the 2008 draft, had a very disappointing year for Ak Bars Kazan in the KHL with 15 points in 47 games. It would appear as though he is not coming over to North America yet, as it is believed he is signed for the 2015-2016 season in the KHL. If he would come over it would likely be in a top nine role. Petrov has become a strong defensive player in the KHL, but as of now it would appear the Islanders do not have any room for him so he could be used at trade bait. Pat Quinn

 

November 2013 – 23-yr-old Petrov has picked up exactly where he left off last year in the KHL. He is progressing well and scoring to the tune of 16 points in 27 games with a plus-8 rating. It still remains to be seen if he desires a spot in the NHL but it would be interesting to see him along-side Cizikas in the bottom six. The real kicker will be if he is able to adapt to the NHL sized ice without time in the AHL, which he may not welcome. Brad Wilson

 

August 2013 – Petrov is an interesting prospect because he has potential to make an impact in the NHL but it remains to be seen if he desires to actually play in the NHL. Petrov attended the Isles prospect camp in 2010 before he ultimately decided to stay in Russia. It was hoped that he would join the Islanders system last summer after his KHL contract expired but instead he re-signed for two years. With Petrov entering into his contract year his agent has begun stirring up hype. He suggested that the Islanders have guaranteed Petrov a roster spot for next season. The Petrov camp could be using this tactic to get the young winger his best possible payday should he decide to stay in Russia. In actuality, it is doubtful that Islander management would extend such a promise. If Petrov decides to join the Islanders he will now be on a one-year entry level contract allowing him to get to his second contract quicker. He has been able to make more money in his developmental years while playing in the KHL so perhaps it will come down to where he wants to play, not who will pay him the most money. Petrov isn’t a huge scoring threat but he has shown enough to suggest he would be a fine addition to the bottom six in an Islanders jersey. Petrov will be eligible to join the Islanders for the 2014-15 season.  Brad Wilson

 

 

May 2012 – Petrov has decided to remain in Russia for another year. A big influence on that decision – his mother is quite ill. – Dobber

 

April 2012- Petrov has great size and is a good skater as well. He could use it on a more consistent basis but, overall he is a dynamic offensive threat. He has good vision yet sometimes his creativity leads to unneeded turnovers. The hometown Kazan forward posted 29 points in 52 KHL games in 2011-2012 , which is a good sign that he is coming into his own offensively. Unlike most Russian-born talents these days, Petrov decided to develop his game in his homeland instead of coming over one of the Canadian major junior leagues. His decision makes him harder to gauge for NHL scouts as well as for fantasy hockey. However with his size and ability, he could be a solid NHL player but will need even more time to get used to North American-sized ice. One of the major question marks is his defensive play which could hold him back from making a jump to the NHL soon. His current contract with Kazan has now expired so the Islanders will look to get him to come compete in training camp. He probably will be in the AHL next year, assuming he comes over and may get some NHL stints as well. There is a remote possibility that he makes the NHL roster immediately and creates a big splash. However, Petrov most likely is at least two years away from producing near his potential in the NHL. Yas Guthe

 

Fantasy Outlook: D

Petrov did not show much of an interest in adapting to the North American game during his short time in the AHL. In any event, his KHL numbers do not suggest that he has much fantasy upside even if he does come back over

 

 

Footage:

Kirill Petrov scores the GWG:

 

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