Artyom Manukyan

Vancouver Canucks
Junior Hockey League

Fantasy Summary

Undersized, dynamic winger. Bursting with skill but carrying a great deal of risk


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 7.5
NHL Certainty 2.0
Country RUS
Position RW
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth June 9, 1998
Height 5‘7”
Weight 140 lbs
Drafted 2018 Round 6; Overall: 186

Observations

November 2018 – After the quick start to his KHL season, the 20-year-old winger ran through an icy stretch. He recorded just three points in 20 games and was seeing his ice time slowly creep down. That all changed on November 5th. Manukyan dropped four primary assists and was creating plays all over the ice. Here’s hoping it was the breakthrough he needed to start thriving in the KHL. The plan remains the same for the Canucks’ prospect – see if he can find tangible success in the KHL before signing a deal to cross over and join the Utica Comets. That could happen this coming summer or the next. Or maybe never at all. Manukyan is a high-risk, high-reward prospect. Fantasy owners should keep an eye on him because if he makes it, it’ll be in a big way. Cam Robinson

September 2018 – Manukyan has been adjusting well to full-time life in the KHL. The 20-year-old forward has been deployed in a middle six role seeing around 13 minutes a night. He has 2 goals and five points in 10 games thus far while flashing his high-end skill. A season producing a half-point-per-game would be a strong showing for the 5’7 dynamo and would indicate he may have the goods to transfer over to North America when his KHL deal expires in 2020. Cam Robinson

June 2018 – The Canucks selected Manukyan late in the sixth round at the NHL Entry Draft. The 5’7 winger owns tremendous offensive ability. He set an MHL points record in 2016-17 when he recorded 39 goals and 105 points in 60 contests – the first and only player to break the century mark in Russia’s top junior circuit. As a recently-turned 20-year-old, he had been passed over in the last two drafts – much to the surprise of many in 2017. This is the exact type of homerun swing organizations should be taking deep on day two. The likelihood of finding an NHL player at that point is low, so why not try and grab one that can be a dynamic contributor if everything breaks right. The Canucks did a similar thing with a fellow-5’7 winger, Petrus Palmu. That’s sure looked good thus far. Manukyan has tremendous fantasy upside with a great deal of risk. He’ll see his role with Omsk increase next season and if he can produce some tangible results, could see himself earn an NHL contract. Cam Robinson


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2014-2015 Traktor Chelyabinsk U17 Russia U17 Finals 6 3 4 7 2 |          
  Avangard Omsk U17 Russia U17 7 7 4 11 2 |          
  Omskie Yastreby MHL 43 11 12 23 20 | Playoffs 7 0 0 0
  Russia U17 (all) International-Jr 6 0 2 2 29 |          
  Russia U17 EYOF 3 0 0 0 0 |          
 2015-2016 Omskie Yastreby MHL 42 11 17 28 14 | Playoffs 4 0 2 2
 2016-2017 Omskie Yastreby MHL 60 39 66 105 61 |          
 2017-2018 Avangard Omsk KHL 24 1 1 2 2 | Playoffs 1 0 0 0
  Omskie Yastreby MHL 12 8 4 12 6 |          
  Russian Selects U20 Jr Super Series 6 2 2 4 10 |          
  Russia U20 WJC-20 5 0 2 2 2 |          
  Russia U20 (all) International-Jr 16 4 6 10 12 |          
 2018-2019 Avangard Omsk KHL 62 3 12 15 14 | Playoffs 18 1 0 1
  Russia II (all) International 2 0 1 1 4 |          

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