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Fantasy Summary

A big, strong center with soft hands who plays the puck well but lacks offensive upside; better known as a defensive specialist. Long shot to play in North America. Look elsewhere if you’re searching for a deep dynasty league stash.


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February 2024 – Kraskovsky played 68 games with Lokomotiv (Yaroslavl) in the KHL and finished the 2023/24 regular season with 22 points (10 goals and 12 assists). He led the team with 40 PIM, was second in FOW (512) and third in %FO (56.2) while averaging 15:29 TOI/G. Mark Henry

February 2024 – Kraskovsky has 19 points (nine goals and ten assists) in 63 games with Lokomotiv Yaroslavl in the KHL during the 2023-24 season. He will be in the KHL through April 30, 2026, after signing an extension with Lokomotiv Yaroslavl on December 24, 2023. He will be 29 when the contract expires; his chances of ever playing for the Winnipeg Jets are low. Mark Henry

September 2023 – In 2023-24, Kraskovsky is playing in his final year of a two-year extension signed on April 30, 2022, with Lokomotiv Yaroslavl of the KHL. Mark Henry

June 2022 – Kraskovsky’s Lokomotiv Yaroslavl squad was bounced in the first round of the KHL playoffs to the eventual champions, CSKA Moskva.  Kraskovsky contributed mediocre secondary scoring, producing 21 points in 47 games, good enough for top-five on his team.  He has never produced at a professional pace that suggests offensive dynamo, rather it was the intriguing combination of size and strength that led the Jets to take a flier in the sixth round of the 2014 draft.  Kraskovsky remains under contract for at least one more season before considering the jump to North America, should the Jets be interested at that point. Kraskovsky remains a longshot. Justin Kaye

April 2020 – The Russian center completed his fifth straight campaign in the KHL and remains a long shot to make the transition to play pro hockey in North America. Jamie Zadow

November 2017 – Kraskovsky is having a dismal campaign with Lokomotiv Yaroslav as he has just two goals and six points in 33 games. It doesn’t appear the young Russian center will outdo last season’s career numbers and it’s possible the 21-year-old never makes the trip to North America on a full-time basis. – Jamie Zadow

July 2017 – Kraskovsky had his best season yet in the KHL, showing a little bit more offensive flare, finishing with eight goals and 18 points in 58 games. The 20-year-old centre is expected to return to Russia for the 2017-18 campaign where he will continue to develop his offensive game. At this point, his future in North America seems bleak as this will be his fifth consecutive season appearing in the KHL. – Jamie Zadow

September 2016 – Despite a strong skillset to match up with his 6-4 196 lbs frame, Krasnovsky’s offensive game seemed to dry up a little in the KHL in 2015-16, where he only scored five points in 40 games. He showed a little more production against players his own age at the World Juniors to score four points in seven games. He could be a solid addition to the Jets in the long-term, but the Russian factor could mean we may never see him in North America. – David Dickenson

December 2015 – Kraskovsky is playing his first full season in the KHL for Lokomotiv Yaroslavl. He has not been producing much with only 3 points in 32 games and has been playing limited minutes. He is playing center and winning 46.5% of his draws as a rookie which is very noteworthy. Pavel will be suiting up for Russia the winter at the World Juniors and will be wearing an “A” while doing so. He is expected to center the 2nd line behind captain Vladislav Kamanev and will be relied on to produce secondary scoring. Dont be shocked if Kraskovsky turns some heads this holiday.

Kraskovsky is a large prototypical Russian and possesses very solid offensive instincts. His skillset really reminds one of Maxim Shalunov. If there is knock on Pavel it is his hockey sense; he can be prone at time to cough up the puck and make dangerous plays. The success he has at the pro level will be dependent on his ability to mature into his body and mold his game into one more suitible for North America. There is no denying his combination of size and skill should not be overlooked. Chris Hartley

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 3.0
NHL Certainty 3.0
Country RUS
Position C
Roster Type Europe
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth September 11, 1996
Height 6‘4”
Weight 209 lbs
Drafted 2014 Round 6; Overall: 164

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2010-2011 Team Center U15Districts Cup U155 6 410 8|        
 2011-2012 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl U16Russia U16- 13 3043 -|        
  Lokomotiv Yaroslavl U16Russia U16 Finals5 0 11 0|        
  Russia U16 (all)International-Jr13 4 711 29|        
 2012-2013 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl U17Russia U17 Finals6 6 28 0|        
  Lokomotiv Yaroslavl U17Russia U1728 7 1926 8|        
  Loko YaroslavlMHL19 2 35 0|        
  Russia U17WHC-176 0 22 0|        
  Russia U17 (all)International-Jr9 0 33 2|        
 2013-2014 Lokomotiv YaroslavlKHL8 1 01 14|        
  Loko YaroslavlMHL39 10 1727 16|Playoffs7 0 00
  Russia U18 |WJAC-19|WJAC-195 0 11 2|        
  Russia U18WJC-185 0 11 2|        
  Russia U18 (all)International-Jr17 0 77 10|        
 2014-2015 Lokomotiv YaroslavlKHL3 0 00 0|        
  Loko YaroslavlMHL38 11 1930 56|Playoffs15 4 913
  Russian Selects U20Jr Super Series6 2 13 14|        
  Russia U20 (all)International-Jr12 4 15 30|        
  RussiaEHT1 0 00 0|        
  Russia (all)International1 0 00 0|        
 2015-2016 Lokomotiv YaroslavlKHL40 2 35 14|Playoffs5 0 00
  Loko YaroslavlMHL4 4 26 0|Playoffs14 6 410 24 
  Russia U20WJC-207 2 24 0|        
  Russia (all)International1 0 00 2|        
 2016-2017 Lokomotiv YaroslavlKHL58 8 1018 18|Playoffs15 3 14 13 
  RussiaEHT3 0 00 0|        
  Russia (all)International3 0 00 0|        
 2017-2018 Lokomotiv YaroslavlKHL53 3 710 30|Playoffs9 0 11
  RussiaEHT2 0 33 0|        
  Russia (all)International2 0 33 0|        
  Russia II (all)International5 0 00 8|        
 2018-2019 Lokomotiv YaroslavlKHL26 1 23 8|Playoffs9 2 13
  Russia (all)International4 0 22 0|        
  Russia II (all)International4 1 12 2|        
 2019-2020 Lokomotiv YaroslavlKHL44 2 57 8|        
 2020-2021 Lokomotiv YaroslavlKHL56 17 2138 36|Playoffs9 0 11
  RussiaEHT4 1 01 4|        
  Russia (all)International4 1 01 4|        
 2021-2022 Lokomotiv YaroslavlKHL47 8 1321 22|Playoffs4 1 12
 2022-2023 Lokomotiv YaroslavlKHL64 8 1523 20|Playoffs12 1 34
 2023-2024 Lokomotiv YaroslavlKHL68 10 1222 40|Playoffs16 1 67

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