Semyon Der-Arguchintsev

Toronto Maple Leafs
image courtesy of The Leafs Nation

Fantasy Summary

Top-six offensive skills in a small frame

Fantasy Upside 7.0
NHL Certainty 6.0
Country RUS
Position C
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth September 10, 2000
Height 5‘10”
Weight 159 lbs
Drafted 2018 Round 3; Overall: 76


October 2019 – With 19 points in 10 games, and briefly leading the OHL in assists, this is exactly the start SDA needed after a stagnant 2018-19. He and fellow Leafs prospect Nick Robertson are tearing it up for the Petes. If he can keep this up, expect the hype to build back up to where it was in training camp 2018. Hayden Soboleski


September 2019 – The young pivot has been assigned back to Junior after a very brief training camp with the Leafs. This was a much shorter look than he received in training camp last season, but it’s clear that he has a long ways to go before being pro-ready. Hayden Soboleski


June 2019 – SDA has won the Kelly Cup as a member of the Newfoundland Growlers. His 2 points in 9 games (on a championship team) is indicative of  his minimal usage and a less-than-perfect offensive transition to pro, but any pro experience is good at his early end of the development curve. Consider it motivation to grow his game to new heights as he will likely return to junior for 2019-20. Hayden Soboleski


April 2019 – After a moderately productive but overall disappointing OHL campaign, SDA is headed to the ECHL Growlers for some bonus experience before the summer. His 46 points in 62 games was roughly the same offensive pace as the year prior, but with less goal-scoring and a generally raw look to his game. This move is not indicative of where the Leafs see him long term – this is just a free opportunity him him to play in a pro league in a playoff environment. Be patient, this dynamic forward still has lots of time to bring it all together. Hayden Soboleski


February 2019 – Despite a killer camp with the Leafs and a fresh ELC, SDA has had a tough year in Junior. 34 points in 44 games is a step backwards from his 2017-18 campaign, and only six goals in that total is way too one-dimensional, even for a true playmaker. For old-school fantasy owners – he’s also rocking a team-worst minus-16 rating. His puck-handling and vision remain outstanding giving him high upside, but he is clearly still a relatively raw prospect. Plan accordingly. Hayden Soboleski


September 2018 – SDA has been assigned to the OHL for the 2018-19 season. Expect an offensive breakout from the budding star. Hayden Soboleski


September 2018 – SDA has had an outstanding rookie camp and training camp, showing off his offensive intuition. He is the last remaining Junior player to survive cuts, and has been rewarded with an ELC. Despite the hype, he is still a long-term fantasy project. Hayden Soboleski


June 2018 – Toronto has used their 76th overall pick on Semyon Der-Arguchintsev. 


Picking SDA gave fans what they wanted – an electric, high-potential scorer. He is small and underweight so don’t expect fantasy relevance just yet, but he is a gifted passer and sees the ice well. He has lots of time to fill out, and if he improves on his offensive totals while becoming a little more useful in his own end, he will prove to be an exciting fantasy prospect. Hayden Soboleski


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2014-2015 CIHA Voyageurs Bantam AAA OEBHL 30 13 23 36 6 |          
  CIHA Voyageurs Minor Midget AAA OEMMHL 1 0 1 1 0 |          
  CIHA Voyageurs Bantam AAA Big Nickel Bantam 4 1 3 4 0 |          
 2015-2016 Krylia Sovetov Moskva U16 Russia U16 1 0 0 0 0 |          
  CIHA White Midget AAA HEOMAAA 46 21 49 70 18 | Playoffs QC 4 1 3 4
 2016-2017 Peterborough Petes OHL 63 8 21 29 2 | Playoffs 12 3 5 8
 2017-2018 Peterborough Petes OHL 68 12 39 51 18 |          
 2018-2019 Peterborough Petes OHL 62 6 40 46 20 | Playoffs 5 0 3 3
  Newfoundland Growlers ECHL 3 1 1 2 0 | Playoffs 9 1 1 2
 2019-2020 Peterborough Petes OHL 51 8 59 67 23 |