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Fantasy Summary

Quick-skating winger who likes to shoot and can make plays


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October 2019 – The 22 year old Russian, who went undrafted and signed with the Sharks as a free agent back in April, has landed himself a top-six role in San Jose. Yurtaikin has been practicing on the top line with Timo Meier and captain Logan Couture, which strongly increases his fantasy potential. The winger stands only 5’11” and weighs 165 pounds, meaning he will need to rely heavily on his speed and playmaking ability to be successful in the NHL. If the Sharks top line can find some chemistry this season, Yurtaikin could benefit from his skilled line-mates. Keep an eye on the waiver wire, as Danil Yurtaikin could be the sleeper that you need in some deeper fantasy formats. Alex Howes

June 2019 – The Sharks signed Yurtaikin as a free agent in April of 2019. Yurtaikin is one of several free agents the Sharks have added on entry-level deals. The Russian winger spent last season playing in the KHL where he posted 19 points in 40 games. He likes to beat defenders wide with his speed and isn’t afraid to take pucks to the net. He will need to bulk up however if he wants to do the same in North America. For now, Yurtaikin can be penciled in on the Barracuda line up. Chris Legg

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 6.0
NHL Certainty 3.5
Country RUS
Position LW
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth July 1, 1997
Height 5‘11”
Weight 165 lbs
Drafted No

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2012-2013 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl U16Russia U1633 21 2647 14|        
  Lokomotiv Yaroslavl U16Russia U16 Finals6 4 59 8|        
 2013-2014 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl U17Russia U1720 17 2037 12|        
  Lokomotiv Yaroslavl U17Russia U17 Finals6 4 48 2|        
  Loko-Yunior YaroslavlMHL B22 14 1933 4|Playoffs10 1 45
 2014-2015 Loko YaroslavlMHL50 16 1632 8|Playoffs7 1 23
  Loko-Yunior YaroslavlMHL B3 0 11 0|        
  Russia U18WJC-185 2 35 8|        
  Russia U18 (all)International-Jr4 0 00 2|        
 2015-2016 Loko YaroslavlMHL33 11 2132 4|Playoffs15 3 912
  Loko YaroslavlMHL Supercup1 1 12 0|        
 2016-2017 Loko YaroslavlJCWC6 6 39 4|        
  HK RyazanVHL26 9 1221 10|Playoffs4 0 11
  Loko YaroslavlMHL6 0 44 2|Playoffs3 0 22
  Loko-Yunior YaroslavlNMHL2 3 47 2|Playoffs1 0 00
  Russian Selects U20Jr Super Series5 0 00 2|        
  Russia U20WJC-205 1 23 2|        
 2017-2018 Lokomotiv YaroslavlKHL13 0 00 4|Playoffs2 0 00
  HK RyazanVHL7 4 48 2|        
  Loko YaroslavlMHL8 1 23 12|Playoffs5 0 22
  Amur KhabarovskKHL5 0 00 0|        
  Amurskie Tigry KhabarovskMHL2 1 12 0|        
 2018-2019 Lokomotiv YaroslavlKHL40 10 919 14|Playoffs8 0 11
  Russia II (all)International6 0 11 0|        
 2019-2020 San Jose SharksNHL4 0 00 0|        
  San Jose BarracudaAHL37 2 1517 12|        

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