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Fantasy Summary

A two-way center who has incredible defensive instincts. He needs to work on some of the finer points of the game but his defensive refinement could make him a useful bottom-six piece on an NHL club.


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August 2021 – Katelevsky was not selected in the 2021 NHL Draft. He will re-enter the draft in 2022. Nick Richard

April 2021 – Katelevsky is a defensive-minded forward who has played the year in the VHL, the Russian second-tier league. He was able to put up 16 points in 43 games against men but he is going to make a living because he is able to suppress shots and get play moving the other way. He needs to refine his puck skills a bit but he does find a way to push shot differentials favorably because he has a high work rate and the desire to play defensively in a league where not many players make that decision. He shows excellent anticipation and awareness and with some coaching and development, he should be able to utilize those traits at the offensive end. He shows so much off-puck excellence with the ability to read the play and get to the proper spot. His decision-making with the puck needs to take a step but he is routinely outplaying men on the defensive side of the puck. He has a decent shot but he is at his best around the net, banging in pucks and creating havoc for defenders. He is a ‘try-hard’ guy without a doubt and the base-level skills are solid enough to build upon. He may not be a fantasy star by any means but he will be a player that could be a valuable cog on a winning team at the NHL level. Tony Ferrari 

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 4.5
NHL Certainty 1.5
Country RUS
Position C
Roster Type Draft Eligible
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth January 17, 2003
Height 6‘2”
Weight 190 lbs
Drafted No

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2016-2017 Team Volga Region U14Districts Cup U146 4 59 2|        
 2017-2018 Ak Bars Kazan Selects U15WSI U156 3 25 2|        
  Team Volga Region U15Districts Cup U156 4 04 4|        
 2018-2019 Ak Bars Kazan U16Russia U1642 34 2256 32|        
  Ak Bars Kazan U16Russia U16 Finals6 2 35 2|        
  Team Volga Region U16Districts Cup U168 7 411 4|        
 2019-2020 Irbis KazanMHL55 9 716 18|Playoffs3 0 22
  Russia U17 (all)International-Jr- - -- -|        
 2020-2021 Ak Bars KazanKHL1 0 00 0|