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Fantasy Summary

Middle-six winger with a winning pedigree


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 6.5
NHL Certainty 8.5
Country RUS
Position RW
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth July 17, 1994
Height 5‘10”
Weight 192 lbs
Drafted No

Observations

April 2020 – After weeks of speculation, the Maple Leafs have signed KHL notable Alexander Barabanov to a one-year ELC. There were reportedly over 20 teams interested in gambling on the talented winger. Putting up 20 points in 42 KHL games in 2019-20 didn’t jump off the page, but the winger is hard working and skates well enough that his NHL transition is relatively low-risk. He isn’t an elite talent, but he does have good enough hands to finish off plays and contribute points. Expect a look in the bottom-six right out of camp, replacing a name like Denis Malgin. His spot on the roster won’t be guaranteed, but his low cap hit helps his case and he will come into camp stronger and with more professional experience than the Marlies currently on the cusp of breaking in. Don’t expect the same result as Ilya Mikheyev, who was producing at a higher rate before jumping over, but previous Russian free agent success certainly indicates the potential for immediate fantasy relevance here. Hayden Soboleski


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2010-2011 SKA-1946 St. PetersburgMHL29 6 410 10|        
 2011-2012 SKA-1946 St. PetersburgMHL48 18 2139 16|Playoffs5 2 02
  Russia U18WJC-186 1 12 0|        
  Russia U18 |WJAC-19|WJAC-194 1 12 4|        
 2012-2013 SKA-Neva St. PetersburgVHL1 0 00 0|        
  SKA-1946 St. PetersburgMHL64 39 4281 14|Playoffs7 5 27 27 
 2013-2014 SKA St. PetersburgKHL5 1 01 2|Playoffs4 1 01
  SKA-Neva St. PetersburgVHL21 7 310 8|        
  SKA-1946 St. PetersburgMHL13 4 1216 4|Playoffs6 3 14
  Russia U20WJC-207 3 36 4|        
  Russian Selects U20Jr Super Series6 1 23 2|        
 2014-2015 SKA St. PetersburgKHL15 4 26 0|Playoffs1 0 00
  SKA-Neva St. PetersburgVHL13 2 13 6|        
  SKA-1946 St. PetersburgMHL21 16 1531 6|Playoffs15 9 817
 2015-2016 SKA St. PetersburgKHL40 6 1117 4|Playoffs14 1 34
  SKA-Neva St. PetersburgVHL3 3 14 0|        
 2016-2017 SKA St. PetersburgKHL55 13 1225 10|Playoffs17 2 24
  RussiaEHT6 1 23 0|        
  RussiaWC10 0 33 2|        
  Russia (all)International16 1 56 2|        
 2017-2018 SKA St. PetersburgKHL46 10 1222 4|Playoffs13 3 36
  RussiaEHT7 0 00 0|        
  Russia OG6 1 12 2|        
  RussiaWC8 4 48 2|        
  Russia (all)International23 5 510 4|        
  Russia II (all)International3 0 11 0|        
 2018-2019 SKA St. PetersburgKHL58 17 2946 12|Playoffs15 3 25
  RussiaEHT7 0 22 0|        
  RussiaWC10 0 33 2|        
  Russia (all)International21 2 79 4|        
 2019-2020 SKA St. PetersburgKHL43 11 920 22|Playoffs4 1 23
  RussiaEHT1 0 00 0|        
  Russia (all)International1 0 00 0|        
 2020-2021 Toronto Maple LeafsNHL- - -- -|        

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