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Top 6 skilled winger possessing the unique combination of size and skill.  


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April 2020 – As hoped, Afanasyev led Windsor in scoring this season with 67 points in 62 games.  He was able to maintain his goal scoring prowess from his transition from the USHL and tallied 31 off of over 200 shots on goal.  Afanasyev continues to develop another level to his skating, which will only add to his ability to contribute offensively.  In order for Afanasyev to take the next step in his development, he will need to incorporate a more physical element to his game.  If he is able to combine a harder game along with his soft hands, Afanasyev will generate much more attention from opposing teams and fantasy owners. – Nicholas Kawka

October 2019 – Afanasyev has been named to the Russia roster in the CHL/Russia series that will kick off in early November. – Nicholas Kawka

October 2019 – Since being drafted by Nashville in June, Afanasyev has transitioned from the USHL to the OHL.  Now with the Windsor Spitfires, Afanasyev will be leaned upon as a steady source of scoring. Already in the new year, he has a goal and three assists in five games for Windsor.  Against stiffer competition this season, Afanasyev is sure to be challenged and hone his game in the process. – Nicholas Kawka


July 2019 – The Predators drafted a monster of a player in Afanasyev in Round 2 of the 2019 draft.  He possesses extremely soft hands for a player of his stature and has a wicked shot off the half wall.  From the hash marks in, Afanasyev creates havoc for defenders down low and makes for a matchup nightmare.  He has greatly improved his skating over the past year and will need to continue refining his strong stride.  He is not known for his physicality, but shows strong body awareness by shielding the puck with great effectiveness.  Afanasyev scored 62 points in the USHL in 2019, a 48 point improvement from 2018. In time when his raw abilities and muscular growth align, Afanasyev could be a pillar on the wing for the Predators. – Nicholas Kawka

Fantasy Upside 7.0
NHL Certainty 8.0
Country RUS
Position LW
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth January 23, 2001
Height 6‘4”
Weight 201 lbs
Drafted 2019 Round 2; Overall: 45


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2015-2016 CSKA Moskva U16Russia U16 Finals5 2 24 0|        
 2016-2017 Little Caesars 16U AAAHPHL 16U17 5 38 17|        
  TPH Thunder 16U OHL Cup4 0 00 0|        
 2017-2018 Muskegon Lumberjacks USHL45 6 814 16|Playoffs3 0 22
  Russia U17WHC-175 2 35 0|        
  Russia U17 (all)International-Jr6 2 46 2|        
 2018-2019 Muskegon Lumberjacks USHL58 27 3562 36|Playoffs8 2 46
 2019-2020 Windsor SpitfiresOHL62 31 3667 40|        
  Russian Selects U20Jr Super Series1 0 00 0|        
  Russia U20 (all)International-Jr1 0 00 0|        
 2020-2021 CSKA MoskvaKHL- - -- -|        
  Krasnaya Armiya MoskvaMHL1 2 02 0|