Ostap Safin

Edmonton Oilers
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Fantasy Summary

Big winger with all the tools necessary to be top nine player at the NHL level.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 6.5
NHL Certainty 4.0
Country CZE
Position RW
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth February 11, 1999
Height 6‘4”
Weight 200 lbs
Drafted 2017 Round 4; Overall: 115

Observations

June 2018 – It‘s hard not to be intrigued by the big Czech winger‘s smooth skating, soft hands and offensive ability. In his first campaign in the QMJHL last season, Safin led the Saint John Sea Dogs with 26 goals and 58 points in 61 games. The numbers might not sound special but they are definitely solid as his team‘s next highest point-getter had just 41 points. Safin signed an entry-level contract with the Oilers in March and will likely return to Saint John this year where he should improve his numbers and continue to be one of the offensive leaders for the Sea Dogs. Like most prospects, patience and steady development are two things that will be key for the young winger. Safin has all the tools to play in the NHL but must fill out his lanky frame and become more consistent before he can make that step. Jameson Ewasiuk

 

July 2017- In the fourth round of the 2017 NHL entry draft the Edmonton Oilers came up with a steal. Snagging Ostap Safin 115th overall. Safin’s skill set could’ve had him selected in the first two rounds of the draft. Safin is a big body that skates extremely well. Not only is his foot speed great, but he’s also very agile. He can make plays in tight and has a quick release. Safin played in the Czech Republic this year on HC Sparta Praha U-20 team where he was able to put up six goals and 12 assists in 24 games. Many scouts had Safin going higher in the draft, but due to consistency concerns he fell to the fourth round. In the 2017 CHL import draft, Safin went 53rd overall to the Saint John Seadogs. He’s expected to play for them in the 2017-18 season. Oiler fans have a lot to smile about with this kid.  Spencer Pomoty


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2013-2014 HC Sparta Praha U16 Czech U16 30 17 13 30 10 | Playoffs 3 0 1 1
  Hlavni mesto Praha U15 ODM 8 2 8 10 3 |          
 2014-2015 HC Sparta Praha U16 Czech U16 31 33 19 52 12 | Playoffs 3 1 1 2
  HC Sparta Praha U18 Czech U18 4 2 2 4 0 | Playoffs 1 0 0 0
  Czech Republic U16 (all) International-Jr 22 9 5 14 6 |          
 2015-2016 HC Sparta Praha U18 Czech U18 38 28 19 47 26 | Playoffs 10 3 8 11
  HC Sparta Praha U20 Czech U20 2 0 0 0 2 |          
  HC Sparta Praha Czech 1 0 0 0 0 |          
  Czech Republic U17 WHC-17 5 1 0 1 0 |          
  Czech Republic U17 (all) International-Jr 21 7 5 12 29 |          
 2016-2017 HC Sparta Praha U20 JCWC 4 1 1 2 0 |          
  HC Sparta Praha Champions HL 2 0 0 0 0 |          
  HC Sparta Praha U18 Czech U18 1 0 0 0 0 | Playoffs 2 1 1 2
  HC Sparta Praha U20 Czech U20 24 6 12 18 66 | Playoffs 6 4 5 9
  HC Sparta Praha Czech 8 1 1 2 2 |          
  HC Stadion Litomerice Czech2 3 0 0 0 0 |          
  Czech Republic U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 5 3 1 4 2 |          
  Czech Republic U18 WJC-18 5 1 3 4 2 |          
  Czech Republic U18 (all) International-Jr 23 8 8 16 16 |          
 2017-2018 Saint John Sea Dogs QMJHL 61 26 32 58 31 |          
  Bakersfield Condors AHL 9 1 0 1 2 |          
  Czech Republic U20 WJC-20 7 1 2 3 6 |          
  Czech Republic U20 (all) International-Jr 16 2 7 9 12 |          
 2018-2019 Halifax Mooseheads QMJHL 10 2 7 9 8 |          
  Czech Republic U20 (all) International-Jr 5 1 4 5 6 |          
  Czech Republic U20 WJC-20 - - - - - |          

Highlights