Nikolai Prokhorkin

Los Angeles Kings
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Fantasy Summary

The skills are still apparent, but does Prokhorkin want the NHL – and does the NHL want him?


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 7.0
NHL Certainty 9.0
Country RUS
Position C
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth September 17, 1993
Height 6‘3”
Weight 190 lbs
Drafted 2012 Round 4; Overall: 121

Observations

May 2019 – After recording 20 goals and 41 points in 41 KHL contests in 2018-19, the 26-year-old Prokhorkin has signed with the LA Kings. The 6’3 centre was originally drafted by LA in 2012 and has been slow cooking at home since. His progression has been steadily rising in recent seasons, culminating with this top-five point-per-game campaign. Cam Robinson

September 2017 – In May 2016, Prokhorkin signed a three-year contract with SKA St. Petersburg, sharing in a Gagarin Cup title in his first year. Moving to the stacked roster of SKA wasn’t all positive personally, as it led to a significant drop in ice time from about 17 minutes per game to near 13. We will have to wait until 2020 to see if there is a chance that he comes to the NHL. Since the NHL has no transfer agreement with Russia, the Kings could hold Prokhorkin’s rights indefinitely. Jamie Barber

January 2016 – Prokhorkin had a down season in 2014-15, with 20 points in 41 games. However, this season he is finding points more often, and is fifth in scoring on his team with 32 points (17 goals and 15 assists) in 49 games. With eight games remaining, he has a chance of matching his KHL career-high point total (37). Philip Kamhi

September 2015 – Not surprisingly, talent triumphs over trouble, as Prokhorkin has found a home with KHL side Salavat Yulaev. He’s put in the productive top-six minutes necessary toward repairing his rep so far. But as of now, a shot at the NHL still appears to be a far-off prospect. Sheng Peng

May 2015 – Is LA done with Prokhorkin? A recent report from MayorsManor.com suggests that Los Angeles isn’t interesting in bringing the 2012 fourth-rounder over anytime soon. That news caps offs a rough season for the talented Russian pivot, which saw him demoted to the VHL, scratched frequently in the playoffs, and suspended before the conference finals. While he still displays the offensive skills which helped him lead his KHL team in scoring as a 20-year-old, where is he even going to play this fall? Sheng Peng

May 2014 – Reports out of Russia are stating that Prokhorkin may be opting out of his KHL contract with CKSA and headed to North America to play for the Los Angeles Kings. Drafted in 2012, Prokhorkin racked up 19 goals and 37 points for CKSA to lead a team in scoring that included former NHLers Alexander Radulovand Alexander Frolov. Brendan Ross

December 2013 – Prokhorkin is considered by many a top 10 and by some, a top 5 prospect in the Kings organization. Unfortunately, a lot of the analysis on his development towards the North American and NHL style of play will remain on hold as Prokhorkin is signed to play in Russia through 2015. In only eight AHL appearances, he managaed one assist but has shown the ability to find the back of the net in the Russian leagues. This season he is on pace to have his most productive yet.  A great skater with above average puck handling ability, Prokhorkin does have a tendency to force a pass rather than taking the available shot.  He likes to play a physical brand of offense which works where he is but he may want to spend some time in the gym if he wants to bring that to North America full time. Pete Richmere


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2008-2009 Russia U16 (all) International-Jr - - - - - |          
 2010-2011 CSKA Moskva KHL 6 0 0 0 0 |          
  Krasnaya Armiya Moskva MHL 46 23 17 40 42 | Playoffs 16 3 5 8 10 
 2011-2012 CSKA Moskva KHL 15 1 1 2 4 | Playoffs 4 0 1 1
  Krasnaya Armiya Moskva MHL 15 9 17 26 47 | Playoffs 16 2 9 11 14 
 2012-2013 Manchester Monarchs AHL 8 0 1 1 6 |          
  CSKA Moskva KHL 14 2 1 3 10 | Playoffs 9 3 1 4
  THK Tver VHL 5 2 2 4 4 |          
  Russia U20 CAN-RUS Challenge 3 0 1 1 2 |          
 2013-2014 CSKA Moskva KHL 52 19 18 37 47 | Playoffs 4 1 1 2 16 
  CSKA Moskva Spengler Cup 5 1 3 4 2 |          
  Krasnaya Armiya Moskva MHL 0 0 0 0 0 | Playoffs 8 6 5 11
  Russia EHT 6 1 0 1 2 |          
  Russia (all) International 10 1 0 1 4 |          
 2014-2015 CSKA Moskva KHL 41 9 11 20 15 | Playoffs 4 0 0 0
  Buran Voronezh VHL 7 1 0 1 4 |          
 2015-2016 Salavat Yulaev Ufa KHL 55 19 17 36 91 | Playoffs 19 2 5 7 18 
  Russia EHT 8 1 0 1 0 |          
  Russia (all) International 9 1 0 1 0 |          
 2016-2017 SKA St. Petersburg KHL 43 6 8 14 47 | Playoffs 16 3 5 8 12 
  Russia EHT 6 0 1 1 0 |          
  Russia (all) International 6 0 1 1 0 |          
 2017-2018 SKA St. Petersburg KHL 47 16 17 33 24 | Playoffs 4 1 1 2
  Russia OG 6 2 0 2 2 |          
  Russia (all) International 8 2 1 3 4 |          
  Russia II (all) International 2 0 2 2 0 |          
 2018-2019 SKA St. Petersburg KHL 41 20 21 41 10 | Playoffs 11 2 4 6
  Russia EHT 3 1 0 1 12 |          
  Russia (all) International 3 1 0 1 12 |          
  Russia II (all) International 3 0 4 4 2 |          
 2019-2020 Los Angeles Kings NHL - - - - - |          

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