Guskov is a 200-foot player who has had his role limited on a strong London Knights squad. He flashes offensive tools but consistency and opportunity are an issue at the moment.
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June 2023 – Guskov is a former 5th round pick for the Minnesota Wild during the 2019 NHL Draft that is struggling to find his way in Russia. Although Minnesota currently has his NHL rights, he has yet to sign an ELC with the team. Guskov had an up and down season in the KHL, posting only nine points in 37 games playing 16 games in the VHL. It remains to be seen whether Minnesota will continue to retain Guskov’s rights and whether he still has NHL potential. Nathan Leblanc
January 2023 – Guskov is a former 5th-round pick of the Wild back in 2019 and currently plays for the CSKA Moscow in the KHL. After spending time in Canada playing for the London Knights of the OHL, Guskov immediately went back home to start his professional career in Russia. It is unknown whether Guskov will ever make his way over to play for the Wild organization. However, he is young enough and skilled enough to one day make an impact. He had a strong 2021-22 season for CSKA Moscow as a young player, but he is a mystery for the Wild organization moving forward. Nathan Leblanc
February 2021 – Guskov is off to only a decent start in the MHL with 10 points in 14 games. He hasn’t displayed much growth since being drafted in 2019 and his NHL prospects appear to be dwindling. Sam Happi
September 2019 – Matvey Guskov has been returned to London of the OHL for the 2019-20 season. He’ll receive an increased role with a perennially dangerous London team. Sam Happi
July 2019 – The Minnesota Wild’s 5th round selection in the 2019 NHL Draft is a solid two-way center for the London Knights. His point totals were somewhat muted by a limited role as a draft eligible player on a competitive team but the young Russian showed flashes of high-end skill and finishing touch. Guskov is a good skater who accelerates to his top speed quite efficiently and with good technical stride. He can be easily be knocked off the puck at times but some physical maturing should help with that. From a fantasy perspective, Guskov has upside as a middle-six scorer who can help produce on a third line. He is a skilled, 200-foot center who plays a the role of a prototypical, modern third line center. Some further development and an expanded role with London this upcoming season could lead to this puck looking much more valuable a year from now. Tony Ferrari