Maxim Denezhkin

Edmonton Oilers

Fantasy Summary

Not the biggest player but he is competitive and possesses a strong work ethic. Bottom six forward with some secondary offence in the NHL.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 5.0
NHL Certainty 2.0
Country RUS
Position C
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth December 10, 2000
Height 5‘10”
Weight 165 lbs
Drafted 2019 Round 7; Overall: 193

Observations

January 2020 – There is not a whole lot known about Denezhkin at this point and getting exposure to this prospect can be tough due to him playing in the MHL. What we do know however is that the young Russian’s numbers are similar to last season with a slight point-per-game regression (from 0.76 to 0.69) as he has recorded 22 points in 32 games to date. He has not seen any time in the KHL this year and has one assist in two VHL games. At this point, it is tough to say whether or not Denezhkin has an NHL future or not. Jameson Ewasiuk

July 2019 – Denezhkin has been ranked anywhere from the mid-’60s to the 2000s from multiple online resources. The fluctuation between rankings is likely due to the lack of exposure to the MHL. Denezhkin has possessed good quickness and although he is not the flashiest player, he displayed solid puck skills. He has been praised for his strong compete level and is known for his work ethic. Last season, Denezhkin led the best junior team in Russia in scoring as he recorded 22 goals and 39 points in 51 games. This season, Denezhkin will join newly drafted Oilers’ goalie prospect Ilya Konovalov on Lokomotiv of the KHL. Like most seventh-round picks, the young Russian is a long shot to be an NHL player but time will tell. Jameson Ewasiuk


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2014-2015 Lokomotiv-2004 Yaroslavl U16 Russia U16 1 1 0 1 0 |          
 2015-2016 Lokomotiv-2004 Yaroslavl U16 Russia U16 28 13 18 31 18 |          
  Lokomotiv-2004 Yaroslavl U17 Russia U17 Finals 6 1 4 5 0 |          
  Russia U16 YOG 6 1 1 2 1 |          
 2016-2017 Lokomotiv-2004 Yaroslavl U17 Russia U17 15 10 3 13 18 |          
  Loko-Yunior Yaroslavl NMHL 19 4 8 12 18 | Playoffs 7 3 2 5 10 
  Russia U17 WHC-17 6 0 3 3 2 |          
 2017-2018 Loko Yaroslavl MHL 41 4 11 15 20 | Playoffs 0 0 0 0
  Loko-Yunior Yaroslavl NMHL 12 3 4 7 34 | Playoffs 10 1 2 3
 2018-2019 Loko Yaroslavl JCWC 5 0 2 2 4 |          
  Lokomotiv Yaroslavl KHL 1 0 0 0 0 |          
  Loko Yaroslavl MHL 51 22 17 39 22 | Playoffs 12 1 6 7
  Loko-Yunior Yaroslavl NMHL 3 0 1 1 4 |          
 2019-2020 Loko Yaroslavl JCWC 5 2 3 5 2 |          
  Lokomotiv Yaroslavl KHL 1 0 0 0 2 |          
  Buran Voronezh VHL 2 0 1 1 0 |          
  Loko Yaroslavl MHL 52 19 25 44 36 | Playoffs 3 2 3 5

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