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Fantasy Summary

A big power forward with middle-six upside. More of a complementary offensive player than someone who creates offense on a regular basis.


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June 2023 – After splitting time between the KHL, MHL, and VHL in the three seasons following his draft year, Groshev has finally inked his entry level contract with the Lightning. While he struggled to maintain a spot in the KHL with SKA St. Petersburg, he found moderate success with their VHL affiliate. His game is still far from NHL ready, so he’ll likely spend his time between the AHL and ECHL this season. Wade Messier

October 2020 – Groshev was drafted 85th overall by the Lightning. Groshev is expected to spend at least two more years in Russia before crossing the pond.  Jokke Nevalainen

December 2019 – Groshev impressed for the first time at last year’s WJC-18. He scored three goals in that tournament, including the tie-breaker on a great rush against Sweden in the final game. This season, he has earned a roster spot in the KHL with Neftekhimik, and a little bit surprisingly made the Russian roster at WJC-20. Even though he hasn’t impressed at the KHL level, he managed to produce points at the junior level and elevated his game throughout the season. Groshev is a winger with large frame, and he likes to rush the puck himself. He is a pretty prototypical power forward. He knows how to take advantage of his size and move the puck through the neutral zone. He shows some flashes of creativity sometimes but his game is mostly strict and aimed to go to the net. He likes to shoot the puck, and his wrist shot is quite a good weapon. He lacks tempo at senior level so far, but his skating isn’t weak as he is pretty agile taking size into equation. Top speed is decent for his size, but acceleration definitely needs some work. Groshev is likely to develop into a strong middle-six forward without any standout tools. But with size, good rushing skills, and ability to score goals from close distance, he seems to be an attractive option for teams searching to add some quality prospect pool depth. Not a star, but a useful utility guy you’d like to see on your team. Groshev should be a mid-round pick at the 2020 NHL Draft, and likely won’t bump his draft stock at the World Juniors while playing on the fourth line.  Sergei Kuzin

Fantasy Upside 5.0
NHL Certainty 3.0
Country RUS
Position RW
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth December 14, 2001
Height 6‘1”
Weight 192 lbs
Drafted 2020 Round 3; Overall: 85


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2016-2017 Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk U16Russia U1620 9 1221 12|        
  Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk U17Russia U17 Finals6 0 00 0|        
 2017-2018 Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk U17Russia U1720 13 2033 18|        
  Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk U18Russia U18- - -- -|        
  Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk U17Russia U17 Finals6 3 47 10|        
  Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk U18Russia U18 Finals7 1 01 2|        
 2018-2019 Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk U18Russia U183 1 45 2|        
  Reaktor NizhnekamskMHL47 7 1320 18|Playoffs2 0 00
  Russia U18 |WJAC-19|WJAC-196 2 13 4|        
  Russia U18WJC-187 3 14 0|        
  Russia U18 (all)International-Jr19 5 38 6|        
 2019-2020 Neftekhimik NizhnekamskKHL36 1 67 4|Playoffs3 0 00
  Russian Selects U20Jr Super Series6 1 12 4|        
  Reaktor NizhnekamskMHL8 3 25 0|        
  Russia U20WJC-207 0 00 0|        
  Russia U20 (all)International-Jr14 2 13 4|        
  Russia II (all)International2 0 00 0|        
 2020-2021 Neftekhimik NizhnekamskKHL17 0 22 2|        
  Reaktor NizhnekamskMHL1 0 00 2|        
  SKA St. PetersburgKHL18 1 01 8|        
  SKA-Neva St. PetersburgVHL1 0 00 0|        
  SKA-1946 St. PetersburgMHL0 0 00 0|Playoffs3 0 00
  RussiaEHT6 0 11 0|        
  Russia U20WJC-207 0 22 2|        
  Russia (all)International6 0 11 0|        
 2021-2022 Russia II Deutschland Cup1 1 01 0|        
  SKA St. PetersburgKHL3 0 11 0|Playoffs1 0 00
  SKA-Neva St. PetersburgVHL16 1 1112 4|Playoffs17 7 310 14 
  SKA-1946 St. PetersburgMHL0 0 00 0|Playoffs2 0 11
  Russia II (all)International1 1 01 0|        
 2022-2023 SKA St. PetersburgKHL34 4 26 4|        
  SKA-Neva St. PetersburgVHL22 9 918 10|Playoffs1 0 00
 2023-2024 Syracuse CrunchAHL67 10 2030 24|Playoffs7 0 11