Arseni Gritsyuk
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Fantasy Summary

Gritsyuk is a pest that will drive opponents nuts and he can create offense for himself out of nothing at times. There is an upside if patient.


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August 2023 – Another strong offensive season for Gritsuk, who will be moving from Avangard Omsk to SKA St. Petersburg for the 2023-24 KHL season. 15 goals and 25 points for a 40 point season in 66 games for Omsk, good for 4th in team scoring, 3rd in PTS by a U23 KHLer. His skating and Hockey IQ are strong, as well as being a dual-threat goalscorer/playmaker combo. There’s real potential for Gritsyuk to evolve into a potential top-six winger for the Devils in the future. – Austin Kelly

March 2022 – Gritsyuk has exploded offensively this season with Avangard Omsk in the KHL, earning an impressive 16 goals and 12 assists for 28 points in 39 games. Among under-21 players in his league, he sits first in points per game and goals. The points, as well as the improvements in his skating and shot, represent great steps forward from the young Russian left winger, which he will look to build upon as the KHL playoffs materialize in the next few weeks. Hadi Kalakeche

January 2021Gritsyuk showed that he is a prospect to be reckoned with, as he showed speed, consistent effort, and decent skill for Russia in their fourth-place finish at the World Juniors. Gritsyuk will now return to Omsk, at which point his management team will decide whether he belongs in the KHL, the VHL or the MHL. Hadi Kalakeche

December 2020 – Gritsyuk has been selected to the 2021 World Junior roster for Russia after the left-winger impressed this season in the VHL, with six points in eight games against men. He also earned a call-up to the KHL for seven games, in which he barely got on the ice and understandably got zero points. He will try to solidify his spot on the WJC roster by outworking and outskating his fellow countrymen during selection camp, and hopefully gain enough prestige to get more trust from his KHL coaches at his return to the ice in Omsk. Hadi Kalakeche

March 2020 – Gritsyuk finished averaging just over a point a game with Omskie Yastrenby and even saw a few games in the VHL as well. He added a couple of goals in the playoffs also. Do not be surprised to see him in the KHL sometime in 2020-21.  Chris Wassel

January 2020 – Gritsyuk is as advertised. In the MHL, he has 42 points in 45 games for Omskie Yastrenby. The forward could take that next step before the MHL season ends.  Chris Wassel

June 2019 — Gritsyuk was taken 129th in the 2019 NHL Draft by the New Jersey Devils. He combines speed with a knack of creating space for himself. Gritsyuk possesses a deceptive shot and tenacity that led him to score 12 goals in just 30 games while playing in the MHL last year. His development will be a long-term project but one hopes for a shot at the CHL import draft.  Chris Wassel

Fantasy Upside 7.5
NHL Certainty 6.5
Country RUS
Position LW
Roster Type Europe
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth March 15, 2001
Height 5‘11”
Weight 192 lbs
Drafted 2019 Round 5; Overall: 127


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2016-2017 Avangard Omsk U16Russia U1636 22 3355 26|        
  Avangard Omsk U17Russia U172 2 13 0|        
  Team Siberia U16Districts Cup U165 2 24 2|        
 2017-2018 Avangard Omsk U17Russia U1736 28 4775 26|        
  Avangard Omsk U17Russia U17 Finals5 5 49 2|        
  Russia U17 (all)International-Jr2 0 11 2|        
 2018-2019 Russia U18Hlinka Gretzky Cup5 2 13 0|        
  Yastreby Omsk U18Russia U184 1 34 2|        
  Omskie YastrebyMHL30 12 921 20|      5
  Russia U18WJC-187 3 25 4|        
  Russia U18 (all)International-Jr20 8 715 4|        
 2019-2020 Izhstal IzhevskVHL2 1 23 0|        
  Omskie YastrebyMHL59 28 3563 28|Playoffs4 2 02
  Russia U20 (all)International-Jr4 1 01 0|        
 2020-2021 Avangard OmskKHL12 1 12 4|Playoffs3 0 00
  Metallurg NovokuznetskVHL8 2 46 2|        
  Omskie YastrebyMHL6 4 59 2|        
  RussiaEHT3 0 00 0|        
  Russia U20WJC-206 1 34 0|        
  Russia (all)International3 0 00 0|        
 2021-2022 Avangard OmskKHL39 16 1228 8|Playoffs13 6 410
  RussiaEHT3 1 01 0|        
  Russia OG6 1 23 0|        
  Russia (all)International9 2 24 0|        
 2022-2023 Avangard OmskKHL66 15 2540 26|Playoffs11 3 14
  Russia (all)International2 0 00 0|        
 2023-2024 SKA St. PetersburgKHL50 19 1938 8|Playoffs1 0 00