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Fantasy Summary

A creative defender who brings a little bit of everything to the table. Despite being a seventh-round pick, carries sneaky NHL upside


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July 2022 – Kudryavtsev was drafted in the seventh round (201st overall) by the Vancouver Canucks. The left-shot rearguard made the trip across the pond for the 2021-22 campaign, suiting up for the Soo Greyhounds. His transition to the small ice was rather seamless, earning immediate top-four minutes and making his presence felt on the scoresheet. With 39 points (5-34-39), the Russian defender finished third among rookie defenders league-wide. He is a player who brings pinches of everything and can be more than competent at both ends of the ice. His game lacks consistency, and there are tendencies to take his foot off the gas. However, when he’s on, he is a competitor and a dual threat on the ice. As a seventh-round pick, his path to the top offers an extended timeline. However, despite falling at the draft table, he projects quite high and carries interesting NHL upside. Dave Hall

Fantasy Upside 6.5
NHL Certainty 3.0
Country RUS
Position D
Roster Type Junior
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth February 5, 2004
Height 6‘0”
Weight 201 lbs
Drafted 2022 Round 7; Overall: 208


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2017-2018 Team Center U14Districts Cup U146 1 56 2|        
 2018-2019 Lokomotiv-2004 Yaroslavl U16Russia U161 0 00 0|        
  Team Center U15Districts Cup U158 0 22 6|        
 2019-2020 Lokomotiv-2004 Yaroslavl U16Russia U1627 7 2835 24|        
  Team Center U16Districts Cup U167 3 58 2|        
  Russia U16 (all)International-Jr15 0 77 8|        
  Russia U16 YOG4 0 44 0|        
 2020-2021 Loko YaroslavlMHL20 2 57 8|