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Fantasy Summary

High-octane offensive facilitator who excels at finding space in the offensive zone. Extremely raw, but could develop into a middle-six playmaker.


Observations

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June 2023 – Kantserov was selected 44th overall by the Blackhawks. Pat Quinn

 

June 2023 – Kantserov took a lot of time to warm up to the DobberProspects scouting team. He was off to a slow start, but before the end of the season, he had turned some interesting individual tools into an exciting package of skills. He finished his MHL campaign with an even split of 27 goals and assists for 54 points in 45 games for Magnitogorsk’s MHL side, and even appeared in one KHL game.

A lot of what Kantserov does, he does at his highest possible speed. He loves to rush down the flanks and circle the net with the puck out of transitions, almost to a fault. At the start of the year, it was pretty egregious; I don’t think I saw him cut back a single time with the puck. It was always full steam ahead with Kantserov. As the season went on, it seemed like Kantserov caught on to what works better – he started cutting back with the puck, lifting his eyes off the puck to scan the ice, and that’s when flashes of playmaking became consistent staples of his game. He started hitting tough seams more often, using his hands and feet to get to the middle, and getting shots on goal from more and more dangerous spots. Overall, Kantserov needs a lot of work in refining his game, but the progression throughout the year makes him an alluring prospect to take a shot on in the mid rounds. Hadi Kalakeche

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 6.5
NHL Certainty 3.5
Country RUS
Position RW
Roster Type Europe
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth September 20, 2004
Height 5‘9”
Weight 176 lbs
Drafted 2023 Round 2; Overall: 44

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2017-2018 Team Urals U14Districts Cup U146 0 11 2|        
 2018-2019 Team Urals U15Districts Cup U158 7 512 2|        
 2019-2020 Metallurg Magnitogorsk U16Russia U1632 16 2844 22|        
  Team Urals U16Districts Cup U168 10 616 0|        
  Metallurg Magnitogorsk U17Russia U175 4 04 2|        
 2020-2021 Metallurg Magnitogorsk U17Russia U179 8 715 47|        
  Stalnye Lisy MagnitogorskMHL47 10 1121 6|Playoffs5 1 12
 2021-2022 Stalnye Lisy MagnitogorskMHL55 29 2857 50|Playoffs9 4 26
 2022-2023 Metallurg MagnitogorskKHL1 0 00 0|        
  Stalnye Lisy MagnitogorskMHL45 27 2754 17|Playoffs3 1 23 25 
 2023-2024 Metallurg MagnitogorskKHL53 8 715 10|Playoffs21 4 812

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