Fantasy Summary

Russian winger with good size and puck skills, lacks foot speed but excels as a goal scorer with a heavy and accurate shot. Carries upside as a top nine NHL winger.


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June 2020 – After a record-setting season in the MHL in 2018-2019, Shalagin spent the duration of the 2019-2020 season in the ECHL with the Orlando Solar Bears. In 41 games for the Solar Bears, Shalagin posted seven goals and ten points, which speaks to his profile as a pure goal scorer. Questions still remain with Shalagin’s ability to play the game with pace and his ability away from the puck, but there still remains offensive upside that the Lightning will continue to monitor while Shalagin continues his North American career. Brandon Holmes
November 2019 – Tampa Bay’s Seventh Round selection in 2019 has crossed the pond, as he has joined the club’s ECHL affiliate in Orlando. Shalagin, a big and skilled Russian winger, currently has two goals and three points through eight games for the Solar Bears, which currently puts him far off from his torrid scoring pace from last season in the MHL. Shalagin may take time to adjust the pace of North American hockey and remains a project
with sneaky upside for the Lightning at this time. Brandon Holmes

June 2019 After going undrafted in the 2018 Draft, Shalagin was drafted in the Seventh Round by the Tampa Bay Lightning with the 198th Overall pick in the 2019 Draft. In 2018-2019, Shalagin broke the single-season goals record in the MHL, with an unprecedented total of 48 goals in 43 games played for MHK Spartak Moskva. Shalagin still carries some of the same concerns that led to his undrafted status a year ago, most notably his below average skating ability, however, Shalagin is worth the bet on his puck skills, shot, and size. Shalagin generates chances with his puck skills, as his reach allows him to shield the puck on defenders while also possessing the ability to make flashy plays with his hands in tight. Owns an excellent shot and can pick corners on netminders from distance when given time to tee up, and will need to work on playing the game with more pace in order to make it at the next level. Brandon Holmes

Fantasy Upside 5.5
NHL Certainty 3.5
Country RUS
Position LW
Roster Type Junior
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth September 12, 1999
Height 6‘4”
Weight 185 lbs
Drafted 2019 Round 7; Overall: 198


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2014-2015 Spartak Moskva U16Russia U1628 10 717 24|        
 2015-2016 Spartak Moskva U17Russia U1735 9 413 24|        
 2016-2017 Spartak Moskva U18Russia U189 9 615 22|Playoffs7 14 418 22 
  MHK Spartak MoskvaMHL34 3 25 4|        
 2017-2018 Khimik VoskresenskVHL3 0 00 0|        
  MHK Spartak MoskvaMHL63 33 3063 38|Playoffs6 1 23
 2018-2019 Spartak MoskvaKHL4 0 00 0|        
  Khimik VoskresenskVHL7 2 02 0|        
  MHK Spartak MoskvaMHL43 48 2775 77|Playoffs3 0 00
  Russia U20 (all)International-Jr3 1 01 0|        
 2019-2020 Orlando Solar BearsECHL41 7 310 8|        
 2020-2021 Khimik VoskresenskVHL8 3 03 6|        
  Avtomobilist YekaterinburgKHL2 0 00 0|        
  Gornyak-UGMKVHL25 8 1220 10|Playoffs8 4 26
 2021-2022 Yugra Khanty-MansiyskVHL15 5 611 6|        
  AKM Tula Region VHL27 8 1321 14|        
 2022-2023 Dinamo MinskKHL10 1 12 4|        
  Shakhter SoligorskBelarus29 14 519 20|Playoffs11 7 411 10 
 2023-2024 Shakhter SoligorskBelarus Cup1 1 12 2|Playoffs2 0 00
  Shakhter SoligorskBelarus54 47 3683 32|Playoffs10 4 48 12 
 2024-2025 Metallurg MagnitogorskKHL- - -- -|