Kirill Ustimenko

Philadelphia Flyers
Photo courtesy of engmhl.khl.ru

Fantasy Summary

He is a good fallback to give a longer look in the off-chance that both Hart and Sandstrom fall through, still years away from being an NHL fixture though.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 7.5
NHL Certainty 3.0
Country RUS
Position G
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth January 29, 1999
Height 6‘3”
Weight 187 lbs
Drafted 2017 Round 3; Overall: 80

Observations

February 2019 – Despite then Flyers GM Ron Hextall’s pledge to not use an early 2017 pick on a goalie, it seems his mind was made up for him when Ustimenko was available well into the third round. Flyers management could hardly be blamed given how dominant Ustimenko continues to be in the MHL, the top Major Junior Hockey League in Russia. He has also proven to be dominant in international play at the U17 and U18 level. While he is not Shestyorkin or Samsonov in pedigree or track record, he is closing the gap quickly with his continued improvement and success. He tracks the puck well despite being athletic for his age, and only gets aggressive when he needs to be. Through it all, Ustimenko is a name to remember when planning out your depth chart in dynasty leagues. Edric Joseph


Stats

 Season Team League GP GAA SVS%      Playoffs GP GAA SVS%
 2011-2012 Russia Forward-99 QC Int PW 3 3.59 - |        
 2014-2015 Dynamo St. Petersburg U16 Russia U16 26 2.15 .921 |        
  Dynamo St. Petersburg U17 Russia U17 2 4.03 .869 |        
  Dynamo St. Petersburg U16 Russia U16 Finals 6 2.15 .933 |        
  Russia U16 (all) International-Jr 2 2.10 - |        
 2015-2016 Dynamo St. Petersburg U17 Russia U17 19 1.50 .940 |        
  Dynamo St. Petersburg U17 Russia U17 Finals 5 2.57 .920 |        
 2016-2017 Dynamo St. Petersburg U18 Russia U17 2 0.00 1.000 |        
  Russia U18 |WJAC-19| WJAC-19 0 - - |        
  MHK Dynamo St. Petersburg MHL 27 1.74 .938 | Playoffs 5 3.61 .908
  Russia U18 WJC-18 2 0.50 .984 |        
 2017-2018 MHK Dynamo St. Petersburg MHL 53 1.81 .929 | Playoffs 8 3.54 .902
 2018-2019 Dynamo St. Petersburg VHL 1 3.04 .875 |        
  MHK Dynamo St. Petersburg MHL 46 1.78 .927 | Playoffs 6 2.49 .917
  Russia U20 (all) International-Jr 3 - - |        
 2019-2020 Lehigh Valley Phantoms AHL - - - |        

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