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Konyushkov exudes skill and creativity, and plays with enticing physicality despite being undersized. If he ever comes to North America, he could be a top-four NHL piece.


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September 2023 – Konyushkov kicked off his second KHL campaign right where he belonged – on Torpedo’s first pair, playing a whopping 24:52. There aren’t many 20 year olds in the entire world who play a 1D role on a men’s team. What Konyushkov is doing is very special. It will be exciting to see how he does this year; he clearly has the support of his organization. Aaron Itovitch

July 2023 – Konyushkov may be my favourite player the Montreal Canadiens selected in the 2023 draft. The D+2 overager had a breakout year in the KHL this season, and cemented himself as a true NHL prospect. Less than a week after the draft, Konyushkov came to terms on a three-year extension with Torpedo, meaning he will likely only come over to the NHL at 24 years old. If he is already playing top-pairing minutes and top special teams minutes at 20, its safe to expect he’ll be NHL ready by the time he’s ready to make the jump. Konyushkov thrives along the boards, where his physicality and high-end stickwork makes him a puck-protecting threat. He’s a smart playmaker as well, completing long-range passes with surprising accuracy. He does become slightly lethargic in his own zone, and his passive play away from the puck has room for improvement. While it is impossible to know if he’ll ever come over at all, the Canadiens comfortably have a top-four piece in Konyushkov, which is phenomenal value for the fourth round. Aaron Itovitch

Fantasy Upside 8.0
NHL Certainty 6.5
Country RUS
Position D
Roster Type Europe
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth December 12, 2002
Height 5‘11”
Weight 176 lbs
Drafted 2023 Round 4; Overall: 110


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2017-2018 Dizel Penza U16Russia U1617 0 00 6|        
 2018-2019 Dizel Penza U18Russia U1830 2 46 2|Playoffs6 0 00
 2019-2020 Dizel Penza U18Russia U182 0 00 0|        
  Dizelist Penza NMHL34 2 35 10|        
 2020-2021 Dizelist Penza NMHL34 11 718 10|Playoffs11 2 46
 2021-2022 Dizel PenzaVHL41 2 68 18|        
  Dizelist Penza NMHL2 2 24 0|Playoffs3 0 11
 2022-2023 Torpedo Nizhny NovgorodKHL64 2 2325 14|Playoffs10 0 55
  Chaika Nizhny NovgorodMHL0 0 00 0|Playoffs6 0 66
 2023-2024 Torpedo Nizhny NovgorodKHL65 6 2228 18|Playoffs5 0 11
  Russia 25 (all)International1 0 22 0|        
 2024-2025 Torpedo Nizhny NovgorodKHL- - -- -|