Deft puck handler with good vision and a dangerous shot. Needs to improve his all-around game but he has the offensive tools to grow into a depth scorer at the NHL level if all goes right.
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May 2022 – Gogolev entered the 2021-22 season surrounded by significant intrigue. An offensive star in the OHL, he earned an NHL contract on the back of a 13 game stint with the Marlies that saw him net six goals and six assists down the stretch in 2020-21 but he was unable to replicate that level of play early on this past season. He was relegated to fourth line duty and eventually ended up being demoted to the Newfoundland Growlers of the ECHL. Gogolev was able to regain some confidence against lighter competition and after tallying just eight points through 30 AHL games, he scored nine goals and 11 assists in 14 games with the Growlers. He would end up getting into one more game for the Marlies late in the season but has since returned to the ECHL where has gotten off to a productive start in the playoffs. Gogolev’s offensive tools are tantalizing but he clearly has a long way to go, especially in terms of his mobility and off-puck game, before he finds himself in consideration as an NHL option. Nick Richard
July 2021 – The Maple Leafs have signed Gogolev to a three-year, entry level contract afte