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Quick and agile goalie with good size and lots of upside. Having a breakout season as a 19-year-old.


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March 2021 – Kochetkov’s season came to an end after a first-round sweep in the KHL playoffs but that should not put a damper on an impressive season by the Canes goalie prospect. He started 10 games in the KHL this season (career high), four for Vityaz Podolsk and six for Novgorod. With Novgorod he started six games with a goals against average of 2.63 and a .931 save percentage (2-0-3 record) and appeared in two playoff games. The 21-year-old looks ready for a bigger workload and should garner more starts next season. Austin Broad


June 2019 – Kochetkov has been drafted 36th overall by the Hurricanes.  Jokke Nevalainen


February 2019 – 19-year-old Kochetkov, who has been passed over twice in the NHL Draft, has been great this season at the VHL which is the second-best pro level in Russia. In fact, he’s been arguably as good as Daniil Tarasov who was drafted in the third round by Columbus two years ago. On top of that, Kochetkov has really made a name for himself in international tournaments. First, he outplayed Tarasov at the CIBC Canada/Russia Series, and then he did the same thing at the World Juniors where he won the WJC Best Goaltender award after leading the Russian team to bronze medal. Kochetkov is likely one of the first goalies to be taken in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft. He’s quick and agile but also covers a lot of net with his size. There’s definitely potential for him to become a starting goalie in the NHL.  Jokke Nevalainen

Fantasy Upside 7.5
NHL Certainty 5.5
Country RUS
Position G
Roster Type Junior
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth June 25, 1999
Height 6‘3”
Weight 205 lbs
Drafted 2019 Round 2; Overall: 36


 Season Team League GP GAA SVS%      Playoffs GP GAA SVS%
 2014-2015 Ak Bars Kazan U16Russia U16 Finals3 1.30 .941|      
 2015-2016 Ak Bars Kazan U18Russia U18- - -|      
  Ak Bars Kazan U18Russia U18 Finals- - -|      
 2016-2017 Dizel Penza U18Russia U18- - -|      
  Dizel PenzaVHL8 2.27 .918|      
  Dizelist Penza NMHL6 1.66 .915|Playoffs8 2.29 .923
 2017-2018 Kapitan StupinoMHL31 3.28 .917|      
 2018-2019 HK SochiKHL2 2.57 .911|      
  Ryazan-VDVVHL18 2.13 .930|Playoffs3 1.61 .955
  Russian Selects U20Jr Super Series3 0.67 .978|      
  Russia U20WJC-20