Arthur Kaliyev

Los Angeles Kings
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Fantasy Summary

An enigmatic, offensive force. Lacks tangible fire away from the puck, but know what to do when he has it.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 8.3
NHL Certainty 7.3
Country USA
Position LW
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth June 26, 2001
Height 6‘2”
Weight 194 lbs
Drafted 2019 Round 2; Overall: 33

Observations

June 2020 – Although Kaliyev could not finish the 2019-2020 it did not stop him from earning a three-year entry-level deal with the Kings. The Kings add another top end talent to the teams already long list of highly touted prospects. Kaliyev will surely get a chance to make the roster next season and with the Kings lack of goal scoring ability and not many players ahead of him on the depth chart the sniper could force the teams hand into giving him a roster spot. Julian Mongillo

 

March 2020 – Kaliyev continued tearing up the OHL this season and was on pace to pass his goal and scoring totals from last season had it not been for the cancellation of the 2019-2020 season. In 57 games the dynamic winger has still managed to put up 44 goals and 98 points which were four points back of his previous season total with 11 fewer games played. Still only 18-years-old the forward became the Hamilton Bulldogs franchise goal leader tallying 116 goals and counting. There’s no doubt about the raw offensive talent Kaliyev possesses, and he has proved he can be a prolific goal scorer with 16 of his 44 goals coming on the power-play. The stats are hard to ignore and he is one of the best young one-way players in the game, but he will have to round out his skills to make the jump to the next level. It shouldn’t come as a surprise if the Kings gave him a look early next season at the NHL level before deciding if he should return to Junior for another year. With the right development time and growth Kaliyev could become a lethal offensive threat in the NHL for years to come. Julian Mongillo

 

July 2019 – After sliding into the second round in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft the Kings selected Kaliyev with the 33rd overall pick. The dynamic winger is exploding with offensive talent and has the potential to grow to be a legitimate scoring threat. He has average speed and skating ability but is very strong on his skates and along the boards. The 18-year-old has progressed well since his first season with the Hamilton Bulldogs and has especially improved by expanding his game to be more of a playmaker than a pure sniper. His quick release, accurate shot and good hands along with his awareness to exploit defensive miscues give him elite level scoring potential. The flaws in Kaliyev’s game lie in his defensive play, work ethic and compete level which will need to improve significantly to allow him to be more of a complete player at the NHL level. Still a young player moving up the ranks having just turned 18 years-old on the 26th of June there is no doubt that his bad tendencies can be ironed out with proper development and patience. Kaliyev will remain with the Hamilton Bulldogs next season where he will likely continue his torrid scoring pace and establish himself as an elite offensive weapon in the entire OHL. With the talent he possesses he could become one of the steals of the 2019 draft and carries top six forward potential at the NHL level. Julian Mongillo

 

June 2019 – Kaliyev has been drafted 33rd overall by the Kings.  Jokke Nevalainen

 

June 2019 – Kaliyev joined an exclusive group of OHLers this past season. By recording 50 goals as a first-time draft-eligible skater, he became just the fifth player to accomplish that feat in the last 20 years, joining Steven Stamkos, John Tavares, Jeff Skinner, and Alex DeBrincat. While he may frustrate with his effort (or lack thereof) he absolutely knows what to do with the puck on his stick. He’ll be an interesting player to watch on draft day as he could go very early, or not at all on day one. Cam Robinson

June 2019 – Kaliyev was officially measured at 6-foot-2 and 194 pounds at the NHL Draft Combine.  Jokke Nevalainen

February 2019 – If you aren’t on the Kaliyev hype train just yet, it might be time to hop on. Kaliyev, has always been a pure goal scorer and has been the top player in that department all year long. He’s not the most well-rounded player, but that might not matter if he can score at the rate he does when he moves up to pro. Kaliyev should be able to finish the regular season with at least 50 goals and 100 points and had nearly 30 more points than the next highest NHL draft prospect in the OHL, Connor McMichael, by the midway point of February. By February 18th, Kaliyev had 19 points, including a five-point night against Kitchener on February 8th (the highest single-game output of his career) in what has been one of the strongest campaigns of anyone in the league. When Kaliyev gets going, the traits you notice the most in his game are the quick bursts to the net that catch defencemen off guard to score in close. He doesn’t engage in puck battles often, but his wrist shot is quick and powerful and can score often with both the forehand and the backhand. Steven Ellis

January 2019 – Kaliyev was the OHL On the Run Player of the Week for the first week of January after recording seven goals and 11 points in a four-game stretch, with three of the games producing multi-goal efforts. Kaliyev also made the NHL Central Scouting Midterm Rankings as the 11th-ranked North American skater, good for third among OHLers behind Thomas Harley (9th) and Ryan Suzuki (10th). Kaliyev had 13 points in January, including a pair of back-to-backs, but consistency was an issue at points. His lack of interest when it comes to engaging in battles along the boards or in physical bouts can be annoying, but it’s hard to ignore his natural scoring ability. In fact, he should have no issue being one of the top-scoring forwards overall heading into the NHL draft and is far ahead of everyone in the CHL already. Steven Ellis


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2012-2013 Connecticut Yankees QC Int PW 4 3 0 3 0 |          
 2013-2014 New York Jr. Rangers QC Int PW 4 5 1 6 0 |          
 2014-2015 Little Caesars 14U AAA HPHL 14U 16 5 3 8 4 |          
 2015-2016 Little Caesars 15U AAA HPHL 15U - - - - - |          
  East Coast Selects Q U15 WSI U15 7 6 2 8 2 |          
 2016-2017 Compuware 16U AAA HPHL 16U 19 13 5 18 2 |          
  Team Grey USA-S15 3 2 2 4 - |          
 2017-2018 Hamilton Bulldogs OHL 68 31 17 48 20 | Playoffs 21 3 8 11
  Team Black USA-S16 5 6 1 7 - |          
  Hamilton Bulldogs M-Cup 4 0 0 0 0 |          
 2018-2019 Team Royal USA-S17 5 1 4 5 2 |          
  Hamilton Bulldogs OHL 67 51 51 102 22 | Playoffs 4 1 1 2
  USA U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 5 3 3 6 0 |          
 2019-2020 Hamilton Bulldogs OHL 57 44 54 98 28 |          
  USA U20 WJC-20 5 4 2 6 4 |          
 2020-2021 Hamilton Bulldogs OHL - - - - - |          

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