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