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A complimentary d-man with limited upside but pairs well with talented partners


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September 2020 – Shortly after signing his contract extension, Zhuravlyov has a suspected broken arm and will miss a few months of play. Hayden Soboleski


September 2020 – The Russian defender has reportedly signed a KHL contract extension taking him to the end of the 2021-22 season. He wasn’t expected to have a major North American impact before this point, so this lines up well with when we can expect him to step into meaningful AHL minutes should he continue to evolve into a reliable any-situation defenseman. His fantasy upside is still very limited. Hayden Soboleski


January 2020 – Zhuravlyov’s 2 points in 8 WJC contests didn’t wow anyone, but he had a quietly decent tournament. He was moved between pairings as players made mistakes or got hot, but he saw good minutes in most contests and made a notable big save on the goal line in Russia’s semifinal win. He is not the type of player that generates highlights or hype, so his fantasy value has likely been stagnant. Not worth drafting in the near future. Hayden Soboleski

December 2019 – Zhuravlyov is once again in the mix to represent Team Russia’s preliminary roster for the upcoming WJC. This would be the 19-year-old’s second time representing Russia at the U20 tournament, after registering just one point in seven contests in the 2019 event.

Zhuraylyov’s 8 points in 30 KHL games as a rookie is fairly impressive, along with his aTOI over 13 minutes in a league that is often hesitant to play youngsters consistently. He earned KHL Rookie-of-the-Month honors in September 2019. Interestingly, he currently has zero hits registered over the course of the year, and only 17 SOG, so he certainly isn’t projecting as a multi-category performer thus far. The 2018 5th-round-pick of the Avalanche does enough things well enough to be a reliable asset on the back end without worrying about who the opposition has on the ice, and seems to be the type of player who is doing his job best when he goes unnoticed. Unlikely to be as valuable on fantasy rosters as he is on real ones. Hayden Soboleski

Fantasy Upside 4.0
NHL Certainty 4.0
Country RUS
Position D
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth April 8, 2000
Height 6‘0”
Weight 163 lbs
Drafted 2018 Round 5; Overall: 146


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2012-2013 Ak Bars Kazan Selects U13WSI U139 1 45 2|        
 2014-2015 Ak Bars Kazan U16Russia U161 0 00 0|        
 2015-2016 Ak Bars Kazan U16Russia U1619 5 1217 35|        
  Ak Bars Kazan U18Russia U18- - -- -|        
  Ak Bars Kazan U16Russia U16 Finals6 0 00 2|        
  Russia U16 YOG6 1 12 3|        
 2016-2017 Irbis KazanMHL35 2 68 6|Playoffs10 1 01
  Russia U17WHC-176 0 11 2|        
 2017-2018 Russia U18Hlinka Gretzky Cup5 0 33 4|        
  Bars KazanVHL11 1 12 0|        
  Russia U18 |WJAC-19|WJAC-194 0 00 2|        
  Irbis KazanMHL28 9 918 12|Playoffs5 0 11
  Russia U18WJC-185 0 55 0|        
  Russia U18 (all)International-Jr23 1 1213 6|        
 2018-2019 Bars KazanVHL40 0 55 8|        
  Russian Selects U20Jr Super Series6 0 11 0|        
  Irbis KazanMHL4 0 00 0|        
  Russia U20WJC-207 0 11 2|        
  Russia U20 (all)International-Jr16 1 23 2|        
 2019-2020 Ak Bars KazanKHL36 1 78 8|        
  Irbis KazanMHL0 0 00 0|Playoffs2 0 11
  Russia U20WJC-207 0 22 4|        
  Russia U20 (all)International-Jr15 0 44 10|        
 2020-2021 Bars KazanVHL- - -- -|