Kirill Marchenko

Columbus Blue Jackets
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Fantasy Summary

Top-six forward with fantasy boom potential. Big tall winger with deceptive abilities who creates plays while displaying brilliance in the offensive zone. With scoring chances aplenty, if he makes it over to North America watch out.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 8.0
NHL Certainty 4.0
Country RUS
Position RW
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth July 21, 2000
Height 6‘3”
Weight 187 lbs
Drafted 2018 Round 2; Overall: 49

Observations

December 2018 – Marchenko has been named to the preliminary roster for Russia in the 2018-2019
IIHF World Junior Championship (WJC) in British Columbia, Canada. Having represented the team last
year, he should make the team again and play a key role. Frank Pellegrini

 

November 2018 – Marchenko plays with St. Petersburg SKA of the KHL and is under contract until 2020. He is a great skater with excellent vision and a very nice shot. He needs to find consistency, but as one of the youngest players in the 2018 draft, time is on his side to do exactly that. The next two seasons will be integral to his development and future growth. He has the skill-set to find a top-line role in the NHL but expect him to start off in a middle-six role with the Blue Jackets. Frank Pellegrini

 

July 2018 – According to GM Jarmo Kekäläinen, Kirill Marchenko was a steal to have been picked in the second round of the 2018 draft. The fact that he is under contract with the SKA St. Petersburg until 2020 is most likely the reason he fell so far. Considered to have top ten offensive talent in his draft class, Marchenko dazzles on the ice, and his ability to create chances out of nowhere is jaw dropping. He has yet to focus on honing his defensive play and can sometimes look lost in his own zone. One of the younger players to be drafted in 2018, Marchenko has plenty of time to work on developing a more complete game. The big question is can the Jackets can get him to come over to North America following his contract. If they succeed, expect Marchenko to surprise everyone and definitely look to draft him in your dynasty league(s). Jesse Sherman


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2015-2016 Yugra Khanty-Mansiysk U16 Russia U16 32 23 29 52 14 |          
  Yugra Khanty-Mansiysk U17 Russia U17 10 5 4 9 14 |          
  Yugra Khanty-Mansiysk U17 Russia U17 Finals 6 0 0 0 2 |          
 2016-2017 Yugra Khanty-Mansiysk U17 Russia U17 23 19 21 40 10 |          
  Yugra Khanty-Mansiysk U18 Russia U18 2 2 3 5 2 |          
  Yugra Khanty-Mansiysk U17 Russia U17 Finals 6 1 5 6 2 |          
  Mamonty Yugry MHL 29 15 11 26 2 |          
 2017-2018 Yugra Khanty-Mansiysk KHL 2 0 0 0 0 |          
  Mamonty Yugry MHL 31 8 8 16 33 | Playoffs 8 4 3 7
  Russia U18 WJC-18 5 3 3 6 4 |          
  Russia U18 (all) International-Jr 14 6 6 12 4 |          
 2018-2019 SKA St. Petersburg KHL 1 0 0 0 0 |          
  SKA-Neva St. Petersburg VHL 14 2 1 3 2 |          
  SKA-1946 St. Petersburg MHL 12 5 11 16 4 |          
  Russia U20 WJC-20 - - - - - |          
  Russia U20 (all) International-Jr 2 0 0 0 2 |          

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