Ilya Mikheyev

Toronto Maple Leafs
Photo courtesy of en.khl.ru

Fantasy Summary

Skilled winger with middle-six upside. Capable of both making plays and finishing them on either special team unit.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 6.5
NHL Certainty 9.0
Country RUS
Position RW
Roster Type NHL
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth October 10, 1994
Height 6‘2”
Weight 194 lbs
Drafted No

Observations

October 2019 – As was hoped upon his signing, Mikheyev has earned himself an NHL spot on the Leafs to start the season. The transition from Russia can be a hard one, but he made it an easy decision in pre-season thanks to his smart ply with and without the puck. He was able to protect himself in the offensive zone without a problem, and laid a couple hits of his own to show off a nastier edge than many expected.  He projects to start the year on the 3rd line and could begin producing moderate points and hits right away for your fantasy squads. Hayden Soboleski

 

May 2019 – Mikheyev has signed a one-year entry level contract with the Maple Leafs. Mikheyev is capable of jumping straight to the NHL but the Leafs have a good amount of forward depth, so it remains to be seen if he can earn a spot on their roster in the fall.  Jokke Nevalainen

November 2018 – Mikheyev is arguably the best free agent in Europe this season. His KHL contract expires in the spring, and there should be plenty of NHL interest at that point. The 24-year-old winger is a dual threat because he can both make plays and finish them. He has good acceleration and good top speed. His hockey sense is very good as well. He does a good job using his size to protect the puck and win puck-battles along the boards. He can also throw the occasional hit but isn’t known for that style of play. Defensively, he uses his hockey smarts for good defensive reads. He’s a good back-checker, and a capable penalty-killer as well. Mikheyev’s counting stats in the KHL may not look all that impressive but he plays for a low-scoring team, and he’s arguably the best offensive player on the Omsk roster.  Jokke Nevalainen


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2012-2013 Omskie Yastreby MHL 52 13 18 31 2 | Playoffs 12 1 3 4
  Yastreby Omsk U18 MHL B 5 2 4 6 0 |          
  Omskie Yastreby JCWC 3 1 1 2 0 |          
 2013-2014 Yermak Angarsk VHL 3 0 2 2 0 |          
  Avangard Omsk Nadezhda Cup 2 1 0 1 2 |          
  Omskie Yastreby MHL 56 34 37 71 12 | Playoffs 14 4 5 9
 2014-2015 Avangard Omsk KHL 0 0 0 0 0 | Playoffs 2 0 0 0
  Sokol Krasnoyarsk VHL 49 7 9 16 8 |          
  Omskie Yastreby MHL 0 0 0 0 0 | Playoffs 5 4 1 5
 2015-2016 Avangard Omsk KHL 52 8 10 18 16 | Playoffs 10 0 1 1
 2016-2017 Avangard Omsk KHL 56 12 9 21 10 | Playoffs 12 2 3 5
  Saryarka Karaganda VHL 0 0 0 0 0 | Playoffs 1 0 1 1
 2017-2018 Avangard Omsk KHL 54 19 19 38 6 | Playoffs 7 0 2 2
  Russia EHT 6 0 0 0 2 |          
  Russia WC 8 3 1 4 0 |          
  Russia (all) International 14 3 1 4 2 |          
  Russia II (all) International 7 3 2 5 0 |          
 2018-2019 Avangard Omsk KHL 62 23 22 45 8 | Playoffs 13 4 7 11
  Russia EHT 5 3 0 3 0 |          
  Russia (all) International 5 3 0 3 0 |          
  Russia II (all) International 2 0 0 0 0 |          
 2019-2020 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 20 4 7 11 4 |          

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