Semykin’s strong defensive characteristic’s and track record project him to be a longer-term strong transition and shut-down defenseman with relatively low offensive upside.
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June 2018 – With the 90th overall pick, Al Murray and the Lightning make an under-the-radar selection, returning the MHL and selecting Dmitri Semykin. If you’ll remember, the Lightning selected Alex Volkov last Summer in the second round after a quiet season in the MHL, and thus far has turned out to be an excellent selection. Semykin, however is a defenseman who’s represented Russia briefly in international competition. NHL Central Scouting had him ranked 25th among European skaters while McKeens had him all the way down at 215th. He’s noted to make a strong first-pass, as well as defend his own zone quite well, especially on the penalty kill partially thanks to the large shadow he casts. Unfortunately the Lightning do not have Semykin listed on their development camp roster so we may have to wait a while to get more information on this third-round selection.
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|Team Moskva U16||Districts Cup U16||6||1||2||3||6||||
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|Rus Moskva U18||Russia U18||11||1||3||4||8||||
|Russia U18 (all)||International-Jr||3||0||1||1||4||||
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