Kirill Maximov

Edmonton Oilers
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Fantasy Summary

Big winger with the potential to play in the top nine as a goal scorer.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 6.5
NHL Certainty 3.0
Country RUS
Position RW
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth June 1, 1999
Height 6‘2”
Weight 193 lbs
Drafted 2017 Round 5; Overall: 146

Observations

December 2018 – A bit of a surprise omission from the Russian’s World Junior camp invite list, Maksimov is currently having a very strong season with the Niagara IceDogs of the OHL. In 26 games the young Russian is tied for 10th in goals with 20 and tied for 18th in points with 37. His 1.42 points per game currently places him 14th in the OHL. There’s no question that Maksimov knows how to put the puck in the back of the net but there are some questions on whether or not the rest of his game can translate to the pro level next season. His size and pure goal scoring abilities make him an intriguing prospect for a team like the Oilers who severely lack a pure finisher in their top six. In the not so far future he will likely be given a chance to play with one of Edmonton’s playmakers and if he can find chemistry with one of them, then Maksimov could a very smart fantasy pickup. Jameson Ewasiuk

 

January 2018 – After being drafted in the fifth round of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft by the Edmonton Oilers, Maksimov returned to the Niagra IceDogs of the OHL where he is currently having a strong campaign. Maksimov served his second suspension of the season after returning on January 19th after sitting for four games for a check to the head. He currently sits 30th in OHL points with 43 in 36 games and is tied for sixth in goals scored with 25. Consistent production has been the name of the game for the young Russian as he hasn’t been held pointless or goalless for more than two games in a row and that has only happened twice this season. Not only does Maksimov have a dangerous shot but he is also a volume shooter and has averaged just under 4 shots per game this season. He has solid size and he uses his body effectively along the boards and to shield the puck when maneuvering around defenders. Like many young, offensive minded forwards, Maksimov needs to become more consistent on the back check as well as in the defensive zone. With the Oilers current lack of quality top six wingers and their lack of pure shooters, Maksimov will likely be given every opportunity to seize a top nine role in the future. Things are looking bright for the young goal scorer but expectations must be tempered as he was a mid-late round pick and the Edmonton Oilers rarely develop late round picks into quality NHL players. Consider this player a project at the moment. Jameson Ewasiuk


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2013-2014 Toronto Jr. Canadiens Bantam AAA GTBHL - - - - - |          
  Toronto Jr. Canadi. Mn Mdgt AAA GTMMHL 3 0 0 0 0 | Playoffs 2 0 0 0
 2014-2015 Toronto Jr. Canadi. Mn Mdgt AAA GTMMHL 28 16 17 33 12 |          
  Toronto Jr. Canadi. Mn Mdgt AAA OHL Cup 6 2 2 4 2 |          
 2015-2016 Saginaw Spirit OHL 54 6 15 21 18 | Playoffs 4 1 2 3
  Russia U18 WJC-18 4 0 0 0 0 |          
 2016-2017 Saginaw Spirit OHL 37 6 10 16 26 |          
  Niagara IceDogs OHL 29 15 7 22 15 | Playoffs 4 4 0 4
  Russia U18 WJC-18 7 3 0 3 2 |          
 2017-2018 Niagara IceDogs OHL 62 34 46 80 72 | Playoffs 10 4 6 10 16 
 2018-2019 Niagara IceDogs OHL 52 32 35 67 104 |          
  Russian Selects U20 Jr Super Series 2 0 0 0 0 |          
  Russia U20 (all) International-Jr 2 0 0 0 0 |          

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