Dmitry Zavgorodniy

Calgary Flames

Fantasy Summary

Offensive-minded forward with Top-9 NHL potential.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 7.0
NHL Certainty 4.0
Country RUS
Position LW
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth August 11, 2000
Height 5‘9”
Weight 169 lbs
Drafted 2018 Round 7; Overall: 198

Observations

Oct 2018 – Calgary Flames selected the small Russian in the 7th round of the 2018 Entry Draft. Zavgorodniy was selected 8th overall by Rimouski in the 2017 CHL Entry draft and had a solid rookie season in the QMJHL. Calgary is not known for selecting many Russian players but jumped on the opportunity to select him in the 7th round when he was still available. 

He is a very shifty, offensive-minded forward who can create off the rush, off the forecheck or 5on5. He uses his ability to change directions quickly to separate himself ever so slightly from defenders. This allows him more playmaking room to continue to survey the zone. He has decent north-south speed but his true speedy effectiveness is his ability to capitalize on loose pucks. It sometimes appears he has better acceleration than he does because of his ability to change direction so fast. It’s a wonderful forechecking trait. 

He also has a very deceptive shot and high hockey IQ. Like many smaller prospects, he will have to put on some weight and continue to use his shifty edgework to allow him creative separation in the offensive zone. 

He plays on the same squad as top 2019 prospect Alexis Lafreniere but they do not usually play 5on5 together. You may see Zavgorodniy in many different positions on the PP as well. He is off to a very promising start to the 2018-19 season and is a good sleeper fantasy prospect to store for a while. Calgary showed in 2018 that they aren’t afraid to target skill and ignore size. Keep an eye on him. – Joel Henderson


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2015-2016 Avangard Omsk U16 Russia U16 36 43 45 88 12 |          
 2016-2017 Avangard Omsk U17 Russia U17 21 19 27 46 8 |          
  Omskie Yastreby MHL 15 5 7 12 4 |          
 2017-2018 Russia U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 5 5 5 10 0 |          
  Rimouski Océanic QMJHL 62 26 21 47 8 | Playoffs 7 1 2 3
  Russia U18 WJC-18 5 1 0 1 2 |          
  Russia U18 (all) International-Jr 16 8 5 13 2 |          
  Russia U18 |WJAC-19| WJAC-19 4 0 0 0 0 |          
 2018-2019 Rimouski Océanic QMJHL 31 17 22 39 4 |          
  Russian Selects U20 Jr Super Series 2 2 1 3 0 |          

Highlights