High-octane offensive facilitator who excels at finding space in the offensive zone. Extremely raw, but could develop into a middle-six playmaker.
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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
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|2018-2019||Team Urals U15||Districts Cup U15||8||7||5||12||2||||
|2019-2020||Metallurg Magnitogorsk U16||Russia U16||32||16||28||44||22||||
|Team Urals U16||Districts Cup U16||8||10||6||16||0||||
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|2020-2021||Metallurg Magnitogorsk U17||Russia U17||9||8||7||15||47||||
|Stalnye Lisy Magnitogorsk||MHL||47||10||11||21||6|||||Playoffs||5||1||1||2||4|
|2021-2022||Stalnye Lisy Magnitogorsk||MHL||55||29||28||57||50|||||Playoffs||9||4||2||6||8|
|Stalnye Lisy Magnitogorsk||MHL||45||27||27||54||17|||||Playoffs||3||1||2||3||25|