Bulat Shafigullin

Los Angeles Kings

Fantasy Summary

Displays a sixth sense for scoring but his vision and playmaking will need some polish. Could be one of the best sleepers in the 2018 NHL draft.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 6.5
NHL Certainty 4.2
Country RUS
Position LW
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth December 29, 1999
Height 6‘1”
Weight 163 lbs
Drafted 2018 Round 3; Overall: 82

Observations

July 2018 – Shafigullin was drafted 82nd overall in the 2018 NHL draft, but he could be one of the biggest sleepers of the draft. We can already read and watch people comparing him to Nikita Kucherov of the Tampa Bay Lighthing. One solid comparison line between the two is that they both played most of their draft year in Russia’s MHL. Shafigullin compiled an impressive 36 points in 22 games this season in the MHL while Kucherov had 58 points in 41 games in his draft year giving a slight edge to Shafigullin in points-per-game. Those very early links between the two scoring wingers should although be taken very lightly as Kucherov has developed into one of the NHL’s most talented snipers since his draft year in 2011. Another factor that should has anyone thinking before drafting 6-1 left winger too early in dynasty format leagues is the fact he has yet to play at the international level and only showed his talent in a russian junior hockey league for now while Kucherov scored 21 pts in 7 games at the U-18 WJC at same age. That being stated, He should definitely be a good stash-and-wait candidate for those who have the room and patience for it. Carl Sinclair


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2015-2016 Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk U17 Russia U17 - - - - - |          
  Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk U18 Russia U18 - - - - - |          
  Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk U17 Russia U17 Finals 6 3 0 3 6 |          
 2016-2017 Reaktor Nizhnekamsk JCWC 6 1 0 1 2 |          
  Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk U18 Russia U18 - - - - - |          
  Reaktor Nizhnekamsk MHL 48 6 12 18 12 | Playoffs 11 3 0 3
 2017-2018 Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk KHL 17 0 2 2 0 | Playoffs 1 0 0 0 27 
  Molot-Prikamie Perm VHL 1 0 0 0 0 |          
  Reaktor Nizhnekamsk MHL 22 20 16 36 4 | Playoffs 9 4 11 15 10 
 2018-2019 Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk KHL 27 0 0 0 14 |          
  Russia U20 (all) International-Jr 1 0 1 1 8 |          
  Russian Selects U20 Jr Super Series 5 1 0 1 6 |          

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