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Fantasy Summary

Shoot-first offensive winger with top six upside. A good skater that is not afraid to be play a feisty style but could use some improvement in his shift-to shift-compete level.


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June 2022 – The Oilers 2021 sixth-round pick had a strong first season with the Brampton Battalion of the OHL. His 40 goals placed him 15th in the league and his 90 points in ninth, and his goals and assists totals were both second on his team. Petrov came into the season with some hype as a goal scorer with some sandpaper to his game and he lived up to it. While his first season in North America was undoubtedly impressive, if Petrov returns to North Bay next season he will be tasked with being the offensive leader for the Battalion as both his linemates will have moved on. As for what to expect in the future, the Oilers do not exactly develop Russian players well and they struggle to keep them in North America (Kirill Maksimov and Ilya Konovalov as recent examples) so expectations need to be kept in check. If he continues to improve and shows a willingness to stay in North America, the Oilers could have a steal on their hands. Jameson Ewasiuk 

October 2021 – At this point, Petrov appears to be Edmonton’s only 2021 draft pick that did not receive mixed reviews. The Russian goal scorer has strong finishing abilities as evidenced by the 22 goals that he scored in 58 MHL games last season. The young winger was actually the first overall pick in the CHL import draft by the North Bay Battalion back in 2020 but due to Covid-19, the OHL did not operate last year. Petrov had made a statement in his early OHL career this season with a hat trick in his debut followed up with a goal and an assist in his second game. The early results are positive and time will tell if he can keep it up. Edmonton desperately needs to start developing NHL players past the first round. Jameson Ewasiuk

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 6.5
NHL Certainty 4.5
Country RUS
Position LW
Roster Type Junior
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth March 12, 2003
Height 6‘2”
Weight 181 lbs
Drafted 2021 Round 6; Overall: 180

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2015-2016 Russia Selects U13WSI U138 11 516 2|        
 2016-2017 Russia Selects U14WSI U149 7 1017 0|        
  Team Moskva U14Districts Cup U145 4 48 0|        
 2017-2018 Russia U16 (all)International-Jr8 2 35 -|        
  Team Moskva U15Districts Cup U155 4 37 4|        
 2018-2019 Rus Moskva U16Russia U1624 32 1951 34|        
  Rus Moskva U18Russia U183 3 03 2|Playoffs3 3 14
  Team Moskva U16Districts Cup U167 8 513 2|