Egor Korshkov

Toronto Maple Leafs
Photo courtesy of player's Twitter

Fantasy Summary

Middle-six winger who can play both special teams.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 5.5
NHL Certainty 6.0
Country RUS
Position RW
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth July 10, 1996
Height 6‘4”
Weight 181 lbs
Drafted 2016 Round 2; Overall: 31

Observations

May 2019 – Korshkov has officially signed his ELC and is entering the Marlies lineup in Round 2 of the playoffs.

 

March 2019 – Korshkov is rumored to be joining the AHL Marlies – this will be his first time playing in North America. He has never shown fantasy-relevant numbers in the KHL, but he has also never seen serious minutes and has been battling injuries. He is a big question mark worth watching in this new stage of development. Hayden Soboleski

 

February 2019 – Korshkov has returned to the lineup and has racked up four points in 14 games so far. This isn’t a flashy total, but he has displayed good finish in tight and a capable one-timer, plus a big frame gives him the tools to play pro in North America next year if he decides to leave Russia. Hayden Soboleski

 

September 2018 – Korshkov suffered a shoulder injury early in the KHL season due to a and has been sidelined for several weeks. This shouldn’t play too much into your fantasy expectations – he wasn’t about to have an imminent impact anyways – but hopefully his game isn’t affected once he returns. Hayden Soboleski

 

December 2017 – Expectations were high for Korshkov when the Leafs drafted him with the 31st pick in the 2016 draft. He is a big guy at 6’4″ but just 180 pounds. Korshkov is now in his fourth season in the KHL and is still just 21. He has not progressed as had been anticipated with his production having dropped off this year over last year. Before we can get a handle on the potential upside for Koshkov he will need to come over to play in the AHL/NHL. It is suspected that he will be encouraged to come to the AHL for next season. If he does that we will be able to get a better read on his fantasy value, but for now he is a bit of a long shot for the Leafs. Brian Harling

July 2016 – After being passed over in multiple drafts, the Leafs finally selected the budding, overage Russian with the first selection on the second day of the draft. Truth be told there were a few teams interested in his services, one team of note (Winnipeg Jets) already ownd rights to his line-mate of several years. He is the earliest taken, final year of eligibility players that comes to mind which is an abnormality in most drafts. Korshkov has played a heavy, skilled complete game in the several tiers of the Russian hockey system, with the last pair of seasons playing large chunks in the KHL. He really turned heads this season in the WJC as a leading scorer for the Russian squad which is the most likely reason he was jumped on early, rather than just being signed and negotiated with as a free agent. The organization and player have some advantageous rights that go with his ‘drafted’ status, the team has rights for him for longer (four years) as an unsigned player that cannot be put back into the draft, allowing the team to let him develop against men and for him to continue to play at home. He also can be a quicker possible contributor as he qualifies to play in the AHL and he does not need to sign an entry level contract to do so, if he wishes. The likely scenario is to see him participate in camp and return to his Lokomotiv KHL team for the upcoming season and show more progression and fulfilling his contract obligations before coming across the pond. He projects to be a mid-lower line winger with a game that may be similar and more electric than Leo Komarov’s game, but with less intensity towards opponents. Korshkov is already well developed to play as a professional, so transition will be key. He likely slides into a bottom-six role within a couple seasons and his production will dictate where he goes from there. Jason Banks


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2011-2012 Barys Astana-2 Kazakhstan 32 6 10 16 22 |          
 2012-2013 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl U17 Russia U17 Finals 6 3 3 6 4 |          
  Lokomotiv-2004 Yaroslavl U17 Russia U17 33 22 25 47 60 |          
 2013-2014 Loko Yaroslavl MHL 43 12 10 22 22 | Playoffs 7 0 1 1
  Russia U18 |WJAC-19| WJAC-19 5 2 1 3 0 |          
  Russia U18 WJC-18 5 1 0 1 4 |          
  Russia U18 (all) International-Jr 13 3 2 5 4 |          
 2014-2015 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl KHL 24 1 2 3 4 |          
  Loko Yaroslavl MHL 23 13 15 28 18 | Playoffs 14 5 8 13 10 
  Russian Selects U20 Jr Super Series 4 0 3 3 8 |          
  Russia U20 (all) International-Jr 7 0 4 4 12 |          
 2015-2016 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl KHL 41 6 6 12 23 | Playoffs 4 0 0 0
  Loko Yaroslavl MHL 4 2 4 6 6 | Playoffs 15 9 10 19 10 
  Russia U20 WJC-20 7 2 6 8 16 |          
  Russia (all) International 1 0 0 0 0 |          
 2016-2017 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl KHL 36 6 13 19 24 | Playoffs 15 1 2 3 10 
  Loko Yaroslavl MHL 2 0 0 0 4 |          
  Russia EHT 3 0 0 0 0 |          
  Russia (all) International 3 0 0 0 0 |          
 2017-2018 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl KHL 52 8 18 26 45 | Playoffs 9 1 1 2 16 
  Russia II (all) International 10 1 2 3 2 |          
 2018-2019 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl KHL 19 3 2 5 6 | Playoffs 9 0 3 3
  Toronto Marlies AHL 0 0 0 0 0 | Playoffs 5 1 0 1

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