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.
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September 2022 – Miroshnichenko will begin 2022-23 with Omskie Krylia of the VHL, and unless I am mistaken that is the affiliate of Avangard Omsk with the KHL. He should see top six ice time, unless he is called up to the KHL then expect around 10 seconds to four minutes. His KHL contract runs until 2023-24 and he may decide to stay overseas a couple seasons longer, but if it came down to it the Capitals could bring him over to North America for the 2024-25 season. Pat Quinn
July 2022 – Miroshnichenko has been selected by the Washington Capitals in the first round of the 2022 NHL draft, 20th overall. Nick Richard
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
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