https://oilersnation.com/2020/10/07/edmonton-oilers-select-maxim-beryozkin-with-the-138th-overall-pick/

Fantasy Summary

A power forward with strong goal scoring abilities. His skating will need to improve if he hopes to be a middle-six winger in the NHL in the future


Observations

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October 2020 -Beryozkin was drafted 138th overall by the Oilers. The Russian forward was seen as a sleeper by many in the scouting community and it is nice to see Edmonton utilize a later round pick on a player with Beryozkin’s abilities as opposed to making questionable at best selections like they have in the past. The young Russian is a power forward who will need to work on his skating if he hopes to be an NHL player, but can be a force once he gets up to top speed. His playing can be described as average at this point but he is dangerous goal scorer with a strong release. Last year, with Yoko Yaroslavl of the MHL, Beryozkin recorded a solid 25 goals and 54 points in 51 games. His goal total ranked number one for first time draft eligible players in the MHL and his 1.06 points-per-game was second to Maple Leafs 2020 first-round pick, Rodion Amirov. We know Edmonton has seen a lot of this player as he often found himself on a line with the Oilers’ 2019 seventh round pick, Maxim Denezhkin. This season, he finds himself playing for Lokomotiv Yaroslavl of the KHL where he has one assist in 10 games. Like most mid to late round picks, Beryozkin is a project but he has the potential to be a top nine forward on the Oilers in the future. Jameson Ewasiuk

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 5.0
NHL Certainty 3.0
Country RUS
Position LW
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth October 12, 2001
Height 6‘4”
Weight 216 lbs
Drafted 2020 Round 5; Overall: 138

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2016-2017 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl U16Russia U1632 19 2847 10|        
  Lokomotiv Yaroslavl U16Russia U16 Finals6 0 22 2|        
 2017-2018 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl U17Russia U1726 14 3246 12|        
  Loko YaroslavlMHL1 0 00 0|        
  Loko-Yunior YaroslavlNMHL13 3 811 4|Playoffs5 0 77
  Russia U17 (all)International-Jr4 1 01 18|        
 2018-2019 Loko YaroslavlMHL55 11 1728 12|Playoffs6 0 00
  Loko-Yunior YaroslavlNMHL7 2 68 6|Playoffs3 1 01
 2019-2020 Lokomotiv YaroslavlKHL1 0 00 2|        
  Loko YaroslavlMHL51 25 2954 22|Playoffs3 0 44
  Loko-Yunior YaroslavlNMHL6 5 510 4|        
 2020-2021 Lokomotiv YaroslavlKHL17 0 22 4|        
  Loko YaroslavlMHL4 1 34 2|        

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