Maxim Zhukov

Unrestricted Free Agent
Credit to IIHF

Fantasy Summary

A raw goalie that has decent size and mobility.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 6.0
NHL Certainty 2.5
Country RUS
Position G
Roster Type Free Agent
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth July 22, 1999
Height 6‘3”
Weight 187 lbs
Drafted 2017 Round 4; Overall: 96

Observations

June 2019 – Zhukov did not receive an entry level contract from the Golden Knights which means he re-enters the draft.  Jokke Nevalainen

June 2018 – The Barrie Colts (OHL) at 48th overall selected Zhukov in the first round of the CHL Import Draft.  It was unclear where he would play the 2018-19 season, but the picture may have become substantially clearer with this selection, as many CHL teams have verbal commitments by players prior to being taken in the draft. Barrie is no stranger to using Russian goalies as their starter, Leo Lazarev, will be moving on next year creating a hold in the lineup that Zhukov is expected to fill. Mason Black

May 2018 – Zhukov is a decently mobile goalie considering his size, and will need to become more comfortable in his own body to help work out some of the kinks in his game. He made an unusual decision to come over to N. America and play in the USHL to help himself get acclimated to the different ice dimensions, and looks committed to honing his style on this side of the Atlantic. At one point in time it looked as though Zhukov might be considered one of the top goaltending prospects in the 2017 draft, after he won the top goalie award at the U18 World Championship, but has showed stretches of inconsistency that dropped him down to the fourth round. Last season playing for the Green Bay Ramblers (USHL) he still hasn’t shown the positive steps that indicate a future starting goalie at the NHL level by putting those inconsistency issues to bed, but time is on his side. He finished the year strongly with a 2.45 goals against average and was one of the top goalies in the league the last month of play. Mason Black


Stats

 Season Team League GP GAA SVS%      Playoffs GP GAA SVS%
 2011-2012 Jantarnaja Zvezda U17 Lithuania U17 3 30.23 - |        
 2014-2015 Lokomotiv-2004 Yaroslavl U16 Russia U16 33 1.63 - |        
  Lokomotiv-2004 Yaroslavl U16 Russia U16 Finals 5 1.84 .912 |        
  Russia U16 (all) International-Jr 5 2.75 - |        
 2015-2016 Lokomotiv-2004 Yaroslavl U17 Russia U17 28 1.50 - |        
  Loko-Yunior Yaroslavl MHL B 4 1.98 .927 | Playoffs 2 2.25 .885
  Russia U17 WHC-17 6 2.98 .910 |        
  Russia U18 WJC-18 2 8.21 .830 |        
 2016-2017 Green Bay Gamblers USHL 31 2.25 .913 |        
  Russia U18 WJC-18 5 2.63 .926 |        
 2017-2018 Green Bay Gamblers USHL 53 2.45 .909 | Playoffs 2 3.60 .882
 2018-2019 Barrie Colts OHL 19 3.43 .900 |        
  Green Bay Gamblers USHL 24 3.94 .882 |        

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