Danil Yurtaikin

San Jose Sharks
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Fantasy Summary

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


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

Observations

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


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2012-2013 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl U16 Russia U16 33 21 26 47 14 |          
  Lokomotiv Yaroslavl U16 Russia U16 Finals 6 4 5 9 8 |          
 2013-2014 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl U17 Russia U17 20 17 20 37 12 |          
  Lokomotiv Yaroslavl U17 Russia U17 Finals 6 4 4 8 2 |          
  Loko-Yunior Yaroslavl MHL B 22 14 19 33 4 | Playoffs 10 1 4 5
 2014-2015 Loko Yaroslavl MHL 50 16 16 32 8 | Playoffs 7 1 2 3
  Loko-Yunior Yaroslavl MHL B 3 0 1 1 0 |          
  Russia U18 WJC-18 5 2 3 5 8 |          
  Russia U18 (all) International-Jr 4 0 0 0 2 |          
 2015-2016 Loko Yaroslavl MHL 33 11 21 32 4 | Playoffs 15 3 9 12
  Loko Yaroslavl MHL Supercup 1 1 1 2 0 |          
 2016-2017 Loko Yaroslavl JCWC 6 6 3 9 4 |          
  HK Ryazan VHL 26 9 12 21 10 | Playoffs 4 0 1 1
  Loko Yaroslavl MHL 6 0 4 4 2 | Playoffs 3 0 2 2
  Loko-Yunior Yaroslavl NMHL 2 3 4 7 2 | Playoffs 1 0 0 0
  Russian Selects U20 Jr Super Series 5 0 0 0 2 |          
  Russia U20 WJC-20 5 1 2 3 2 |          
 2017-2018 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl KHL 13 0 0 0 4 | Playoffs 2 0 0 0
  HK Ryazan VHL 7 4 4 8 2 |          
  Loko Yaroslavl MHL 8 1 2 3 12 | Playoffs 5 0 2 2
  Amur Khabarovsk KHL 5 0 0 0 0 |          
  Amurskie Tigry Khabarovsk MHL 2 1 1 2 0 |          
 2018-2019 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl KHL 40 10 9 19 14 | Playoffs 8 0 1 1
  Russia II (all) International 6 0 1 1 0 |          
 2019-2020 San Jose Sharks NHL 4 0 0 0 0 |          
  San Jose Barracuda AHL 17 1 5 6 2 |          

Highlights