Alexander Romanov

Montreal Canadiens
The Montreal Gazette

Fantasy Summary

Both offense-minded and reliable defensively. Already has a great shot and can easily see every single offensive opportunity in front of him. It May takes some time before we see him in the NHL.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 6.0
NHL Certainty 4.5
Country RUS
Position D
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth January 6, 2000
Height 5‘11”
Weight 185 lbs
Drafted 2018 Round 2; Overall: 38

Observations

October 2018 – Romanov has been included to the preliminary roster for Russia in the 2018 CIBC Canada-Russia series. If he makes the final roster it would be a great opportunity for the 18-year old to match his skills against the other best prospects in the CHL. Drafted 38th overall in 2018, Romanov has been adjusting quite well to the KHL this year and while the offense-minded Russian is still a few steps away from the NHL, his progression will be interesting to watch over the next months as his NHL selection was a bit of a surprise to some at 38. Carl Sinclair

 

August 2018. Les Habitants picked the Russian defenseman 38th overall, a rank far from the one predicted by every prospects analysts. His shot is at a very high level and his low and fluid wind up makes it hard for opposing defenders and goalies to foresee. The size of an offensive dman isn’t as much of an issue in these years’ NHL and that’s perfect for Romanov who’s only 5-11. The fact he has a great feel for either goals or assists doesn’t make him any less of a mature and reliable defender, which the Habs love from their defense. The Russian who score 14 pts in the MHL (U20 Russian league) as well as scoring 3 pts in 5 U18 WJC games is far more than a couple years away from being the next Andrei Markov, but with that big of a reach to draft him, Marc Bergevin seems pretty confident he could be there eventually. Carl Sinclair


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2015-2016 Krylia Sovetov Moskva U16 Russia U16 26 4 11 15 18 |          
 2016-2017 Krylia Sovetov Moskva U17 Russia U17 22 4 5 9 28 |          
  Krylia Sovetov Moskva U18 Russia U18 11 1 2 3 16 | Playoffs 9 1 1 2
  MHK Krylia Sovetov Moskva MHL 15 1 2 3 2 |          
 2017-2018 Krasnaya Armiya Moskva JCWC 4 0 0 0 2 |          
  CSKA Moskva U18 Russia U18 3 2 1 3 4 |          
  Krasnaya Armiya Moskva MHL 37 7 7 14 37 | Playoffs 4 0 1 1
  Russia U18 WJC-18 5 1 2 3 0 |          
  Russia U18 |WJAC-19| WJAC-19 4 4 0 4 2 |          
  Russia U18 (all) International-Jr 16 5 2 7 4 |          
 2018-2019 CSKA Moskva KHL 28 0 0 0 8 |          
  Russian Selects U20 Jr Super Series 6 1 0 1 4 |          
  Russia U20 WJC-20 - - - - - |          

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