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Fantasy Summary

Highly talented offensive weapon that can impact the game with his shot as well as his passing ability. Needs to become more consistent with his compete level but has the raw skill to be a star in the NHL.


Observations

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June 2022 – Miroshnichenko has reportedly been cleared to resume training after completing treatment for Hodgkins Lymphoma and is focused on preparing for the 2022-23 season. It is outstanding news that goes far beyond any hockey-related implications but it is great to see a promising young talent be able to return to the ice and pursue his NHL dreams after being diagnosed with such a serious condition just a few short months ago. Nick Richard

March 2022 – The Russian Hockey Federation announced that Miroshnichenko has been diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma and he will be stepping away from hockey to focus on his treatment for the foreseeable future. He is currently receiving medical care in Germany and the hope is that he will be able to make a full recovery. For now, hockey is secondary and we are all wishing Miroshnichenko the best in the battle that lies ahead. Nick Richard

December 2021 – Miroshnichenko’s stock has taken a hit through the early part of the season. After impressive performances at the U18 World Championships last spring and the Hlinka Gretzky Cup over the summer, he has struggled to make a consistent impact in the VHL so far this season. His production has been underwhelming but it is worth noting that he is still generating chances, averaging five shot attempts per game on the season. A strong second half to his season would help him climb back into the conversation as a potential top-five selection in the 2022 draft. Nick Richard

September 2021 – Miroshnichenko played the majority of his draft-1 year for Omskie Yastreby of the MHL where he finished with five goals and 10 assists in 20 games. On top of his performance in the MHL, he played for Russia in both the U18s and the Hlinka Gretzky Cup. He played the U18s as an underager and finished that tournament above a point per game with eight points in seven games, helping Russia secure the silver medal. At the Hlinka Gretzky Cup, Miroshnichenko captained the Russian squad, leading them to the gold medal nine points in five games. He will likely play most of the 2021-22 schedule in the VHL, although he may get a few opportunities in the KHL by the end of the season.

Miroshnichenko is loaded with offensive talent and poses a significant threat to the opposition when he has the puck. His shot is probably his most dangerous weapon as he can unload the puck quickly and powerfully. Other than his shot, Miroshnichenko has a strong top speed which allows him to blow by defenders. His skating form could use some work as it seems jumpy and could be smoothed out to maximize his skating advantage. His hands are another area of strength, often inviting defenders in close before using his vision to find teammates with the ice opened up. The biggest knock on Miroshnichenko’s game would be his consistency and effort level, especially in the defensive end. There are times when he looks invisible on the ice or he is taking a shift off. When he is on his game, he has the talent to take over and put his team in a favorable position. There is a lot of upside in his game, given his superb offensive abilities, but the concerns about his compete level and skating form need to be improved upon before taking his game to the next level. Zack Szweras

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 8.0
NHL Certainty 8.0
Country RUS
Position LW
Roster Type Draft Eligible
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth February 4, 2004
Height 6‘1”
Weight 185 lbs
Drafted No

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2015-2016 Vityaz Podolsk Selects U12WSI U129 20 727 4|        
 2016-2017 Team Center U14Districts Cup U146 7 18 2|        
 2017-2018 Team Center U15Districts Cup U155 4 48 0|        
 2018-2019 Vityaz Podolsk U16 Russia U1625 36 1753 71|        
  Team Center U16Districts Cup U168 8 715 12|        
  Russia U16 (all)International-Jr12 6 713 44|        
  Vityaz Podolsk U16 Russia U16 Finals6 3 25 4|        
 2019-2020 Vityaz Podolsk U17 Russia U1716 11 718 16|