Igor Shvyrev

Colorado Avalanche
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Fantasy Summary

Skilled centerman yet to develop into any particular specialty

Fantasy Upside 6.5
NHL Certainty 5.0
Country RUS
Position C
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth June 10, 1998
Height 6‘1”
Weight 192 lbs
Drafted 2017 Round 5; Overall: 125


January 2020 – The good news: Shvyrev has already matched last season’s goal total of 6, halfway through the campaign. The bad news: his scoring pace is still disappointingly low (8 points in 32 games), and he is spending most of his time on the fourth line. He needs to earn consistent ice time to develop fantasy value to match his skillset, until then, he does shoot much, he doesn’t hit much, and he doesn’t take penalties, so it’s hard to justify owning him in any fantasy formats. Hayden Soboleski


September 2019 – Shvyrev has been assigned to the AHL Eagles for the 2019-20 season. he showed flashes of offense in 2018-19, and can build upon that if he earns a full-time roster spot this season. He is a darkhorse prospect with real upside if he can manage this. Hayden Soboleski


June 2019 – Shvyrev was named “Class Clown” of the 2018-19 AHL Eagles. It’s good to know he kept his spirits up and was enjoyed by his teammates despite being a regular healthy scratch by the end of the year. Hayden Soboleski

April 2019 – The Eagles were not nice to Shvyrev at the conclusion of the season, opting not to play him in the playoffs. He was unable to battle back into the lineup which favors straight lines and grinders to precision plays. Hopefully he returns next season to give it another go, because he showed us flashes of excellent playmaking abilities that just needs a couple years of pro refinement. Hayden Soboleski


February 2019 – Shvyrev’s pace has cooled significantly since the start of 2018-19, sitting with only 8 points in 39 games so far. Worse is the fact that he isn’t seeing serious time on the man-advantage, and his SOG numbers are poor (even for a pass-first playmaker). Still, this is his rookie season and his first in North America, so he deserves patience given his skillset. Hayden Soboleski


October 2018 – Shvyrev is wasting no time acclimating to North American hockey, scoring twice in his first three games in the AHL. He is starting to look like a gem, but his upside is still likely a middle-six scorer. Hayden Soboleski


September 2018 – Shvyrev didn’t look NHL-ready in rookie tournament and preseason, but he has proven he has the instincts and skill to be a difference-maker at the pro level. He has been assigned to the AHL Eagles to start the season, and his strong playmaking abilities should lead him to decent TOI, especially on the PP. Looks close, could make a real push for an NHL spot in 2019-20. Hayden Soboleski


May 2018 – The Avalanche have signed Shvyryev to an ELC. In the 2017-18 season, the sizable youngster was once again very productive in the MHL, and earned more games played in the KHL. His offense did not immediately translate to the stronger tier, but he was also not given much of a leash to find his game. Some added patience may have been the deciding factor in convincing Shvyryov to since a North American pro contract. As such, expect some development time in the AHL as he grows his game. Hayden Soboleski

Shvyrev (also seen written as Shvyryov, Svyrev, Shvyrov) has produced in the lower-tier Russian league at a comparable pace to success stories such as Namestnikov and Panarin, but also disappointments such as Grigorenko. In the 2017 draft he was considered a strong value pick in the 5th round given his mix of talent and size. He is a very raw prospect several years from a real NHL shot, but he has the tools to get there.


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2014-2015 Metallurg Magnitogorsk U17 Russia U17 Finals 6 8 6 14 10 |          
  Metallurg Magnitogorsk U17 Russia U17 32 33 66 99 38 |          
  Stalnye Lisy Magnitogorsk MHL 19 1 7 8 2 | Playoffs 5 0 1 1
  Russia U17 (all) International-Jr 3 0 0 0 0 |          
 2015-2016 Metallurg Magnitogorsk KHL 1 0 0 0 0 |          
  Stalnye Lisy Magnitogorsk MHL 44 12 26 38 40 | Playoffs 8 1 4 5
  Russia U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 5 0 1 1 4 |          
 2016-2017 Metallurg Magnitogorsk KHL 10 0 0 0 2 |          
  Stalnye Lisy Magnitogorsk MHL 40 21 49 70 26 | Playoffs 5 2 1 3
 2017-2018 Metallurg Magnitogorsk KHL 32 1 0 1 4 | Playoffs 3 0 0 0
  Stalnye Lisy Magnitogorsk MHL 10 5 12 17 24 | Playoffs 2 1 2 3 27 
  Russia U20 (all) International-Jr 6 1 1 2 2 |          
 2018-2019 Colorado Eagles AHL 57 6 7 13 25 |          
 2019-2020 Colorado Eagles AHL 49 6 3 9 12 |          
 2020-2021 Metallurg Magnitogorsk KHL - - - - - |