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Fantasy Summary

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


Observations

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June 2022 – It has been two seasons since Maksimov returned to Russia and last season he played with Jukurit of the Liiga. In 26 games with Jukurit, the young Russian recorded four goals and four assists. Yes, Edmonton retains his rights but realistically will he ever come back to play for them? Knowing their history probably not. Is Maksimov even projecting to look like an NHL-quality player? Not overly but time will tell. Jameson Ewasiuk

October 2020 – Maximov is the perfect example of why people should not over hype prospects just because of their stats in junior leagues. Expectations and projections met reality in the young Russian’s first pro season. The right-winger struggled to make a consistent impact offensively as he produced just five goals and 13 points in 53 games. These numbers are definitely disappointing for an offense-first goalscorer. Now with all that being said, At 21-years-old, Maximov is far too young to write off and in fairness to him, most of the Bakersfield Condors’ players struggled last year. In August, the Russian forward was loaned to CSKA Moskva of the KHL where he is pointless in two games. He has also suited up in three games for Zvezda Moskva of the VHL where he has two goals and four points in three games. Maksimov will look to use his time in Russia this season as a stepping stone to a better sophomore season in the AHL. Jameson Ewasiuk

January 2020 – Coming into his rookie AHL season, there was a solid amount of hype surrounding Maksimov and his ability to be a pure finisher. So far, the young