Dmitri Samorukov

Edmonton Oilers
Photo courtesy of OntarioHockeyLeague.com

Fantasy Summary

Potential to be a well-rounded second-pairing defender that can be relied on to play in all situations effectively.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 5.5
NHL Certainty 5.5
Country RUS
Position D
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth June 16, 1999
Height 6‘2”
Weight 181 lbs
Drafted 2017 Round 3; Overall: 84

Observations

March 2019 – Samorukov’s slow start to the season (six points in the first 23 games) seems like a thing of the past since he has exploded offensively since the end of November. In his last 34 games the young defender has recorded an impressive 37 points and his 43 total points on the season places him 16th in the league. He was also an assistant captain for Russia at the World Junior Championship where he recorded four points in seven games. The young Russian won’t turn 20 until June and will be looking to make an impact on the Bakersfield Condors of the AHL next season. The Condors’ blue line could be crowded next season since Evan Bouchard, Joel Persson and Samorukov could all find themselves on the squad as AHL rookies. Jameson Ewasiuk

December 2018 – After recording just six points in the first 23 games of the season, Samorukov has really come on offensively in the last six game tallying nine points. His recent production is impressive but may not last as he isn’t known for his offensive abilities. Don’t be surprised if he finds a happy medium between his slow start and his hot streak. Samorukov was invited to the Russian World Junior camp and should have a good shot at making the team having played on it last year. Jameson Ewasiuk

July 2018 – Dmitri Samorukov is a two-way defender with an improving offensive game. He has been praised by Guelph Storm coach/GM George Burnett for his strong skating, his ability to play in all situations (including the powerplay) and his overall determination. The young defender has just completed his second season in the OHL and recorded 11 goals and 34 points in 62 games played. His numbers from last season saw improvement compared to his rookie campaign with the Storm. He also recorded one assist in five games at the WJC, and two assists in five games for the Bakersfield Condors. Samorukov has a solid overall skill set and if he can continue to develop his offensive game then he could potentially become a fantasy player to watch in the future. Jameson Ewasiuk


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2014-2015 CSKA Moskva U16 Russia U16 28 5 17 22 58 |          
  Dynamo Moskva U16 Russia U16 Finals 6 0 2 2 4 |          
  Russia U16 (all) International-Jr 12 1 4 5 2 |          
 2015-2016 CSKA Moskva U17 Russia U17 28 4 12 16 26 |          
  Krasnaya Armiya Moskva MHL 3 0 1 1 0 |          
  Russia U17 WHC-17 6 2 0 2 18 |          
  Russia U18 WJC-18 5 1 4 5 2 |          
 2016-2017 Russia U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 5 0 2 2 16 |          
  Guelph Storm OHL 67 4 16 20 41 |          
  Russia U18 WJC-18 7 1 4 5 6 |          
 2017-2018 Guelph Storm OHL 62 11 23 34 29 | Playoffs 6 0 2 2
  Bakersfield Condors AHL 5 0 2 2 2 |          
  Russian Selects U20 Jr Super Series 2 1 1 2 0 |          
  Russia U20 WJC-20 5 0 1 1 4 |          
  Russia U20 (all) International-Jr 9 1 3 4 4 |          
 2018-2019 Guelph Storm OHL 59 10 35 45 20 | Playoffs 14 4 9 13 10 
  Russian Selects U20 Jr Super Series 2 0 1 1 2 |          
  Russia U20 WJC-20 7 1 3 4 2 |          
  Russia U20 (all) International-Jr 11 1 4 5 4 |          

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