German Rubtsov

Philadelphia Flyers
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Fantasy Summary

Rubtsov has all of the potential to be a premier two-way scoring center in the NHL but his progress has been slow.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 7.0
NHL Certainty 7.5
Country RUS
Position C
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth June 27, 1998
Height 6‘1”
Weight 174 lbs
Drafted 2016 Round 1; Overall: 22

Observations

December 2017 – It seems the concerns pertaining to blood doping in his history seem to be put to rest, German Rubtsov is for real. He is a pest that you would rather not have around, until he is on your team. He agitates, and drives puck possession while he does it. Still needs to build his body if he is to truly make hay while the sun is shining. Edric Joseph

 

January 2017 – Rubtsov has elected to leave the Russia to better acquaint himself with the North American take on hockey with the Chicoutimi Sagueneens of the QMJHL. Expectations may need to be tempered though as he is recovering from surgery to repair his broken nose. Edric Joseph

December 2016 – German Rubtsov has signed a two-year deal with HC Vityaz of the KHL. As such, we likely won’t be seeing him in the NHL for a while. He is still earning his playing time in Russia’s top league but if his build can match his skills he can make a nice value pick for the Flyers if he elects to play in North America in due course. Edric Joseph

 

June 2016 – The Philadelphia Flyers picked German Rubtsov with the 22nd overall pick.

 

April 2016 – German Rubtsov is an exceptionally talented two-way center that can be the driving offensive force on a line. With elite playmaking ability and shot with above average speed and velocity, Rubtsov can kill a team in multiple ways. Capable of shutting down other team’s top lines as well as driving the play in the opposite direction, his agile skating and deft hands allow Rubtsov to change the momentum on the ice in a hurry. Strong down low for his size, Rubtsov is more of a pass first player at this point since his vision and creativity enable him to create time and space for his line mates. Physically willing to engage and highly compettive, he is able to shield the puck from defenders while spotting teammates with pinpoint passes on the rush, seemingly with eyes in the back of his head. – Aynsley Scott


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2014-2015 Vityaz Podolsk U17 Russia U17 9 5 5 10 8 |          
  Russkie Vityazi Chekhov MHL 11 1 4 5 4 | Playoffs 1 0 0 0
  Russia U17 WHC-17 6 1 4 5 4 |          
  Russia U17 (all) International-Jr 10 3 4 7 16 |          
  Russia U18 WJC-18 5 1 1 2 2 |          
 2015-2016 Team Russia U18 MHL 28 12 14 26 10 | Playoffs 3 0 1 1
  Russia U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 5 1 3 4 16 |          
  Russia U18 |WJAC-19| WJAC-19 4 2 4 6 0 |          
 2016-2017 Vityaz Podolsk KHL 15 0 0 0 6 |          
  Russkie Vityazi Chekhov MHL 15 7 8 15 16 |          
  Chicoutimi Saguenéens QMJHL 16 9 13 22 4 |          
  Russian Selects U20 Jr Super Series 5 2 0 2 0 |          
  Russia U20 WJC-20 5 0 0 0 0 |          
 2017-2018 Chicoutimi Saguenéens QMJHL 11 3 8 11 0 |          
  Acadie-Bathurst Titan QMJHL 38 12 20 32 11 | Playoffs 19 5 5 10 11 
  Acadie-Bathurst Titan M-Cup 4 0 2 2 0 |          
  Russian Selects U20 Jr Super Series 2 0 1 1 4 |          
  Russia U20 WJC-20 5 1 3 4 2 |          
  Russia U20 (all) International-Jr 9 2 5 7 6 |          
 2018-2019 Lehigh Valley Phantoms AHL - - - - - |          

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