Sergei Zborovskiy

Unrestricted Free Agent
MICHAEL BELL

Fantasy Summary

The lanky blueliner projects as a shutdown defender, not a point-producer, although he might be redefining himself with eye-popping offensive stats early in the WHL 2016-17 campaign.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 4.0
NHL Certainty 3.5
Country RUS
Position D
Roster Type Free Agent
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth February 21, 1997
Height 6‘4”
Weight 194 lbs
Drafted 2015 Round 3; Overall: 79

Observations

December 2016 – Known more for his defensive presence, Sergei’s offensive game has taken a significant step forward during his third season in Regina. Bolstered by a seven-point (2G, 5A) night in early December, he has posted 32 points (6G, 26A) through 28 games.  His PPG has risen to 1.14 from 0.39 in 15/16 while also posting an impressive plus-51 rating. The big body and able-skating defenseman has joined Russia’s U20 team for the 2017 world juniors where he is expected to bolster a relatively young Russian defensive squad. Geoff Kent

July 2016 – Zborovskiy had a productive second season for the Regina Pats. Along with displaying consistent defensive prowess, Zborovskiy showed proficient passing abilities and improved skating ability. Zborovskiy recorded eight goals and 17 assists for 25 points in 64 games. He also had five assists in 12 games during the WHL playoffs. Zborovskiy excels as a defense-first defenseman. He boasts incredible stickwork and does a good job at separating his man from the puck. His overall agility needs to be worked on, as do his decision-making skills. He has minimal offensive upside but has a promising future as a shutdown defenseman.

The Rangers deemed Zborovskiy’s tools and improvement enough to sign him to a standard entry-level contract in July. Zborovskiy will, in all likelihood, return to play with Regina, as he is ineligible to play in the American Hockey League. Dylan Finan


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2013-2014 MHK Dynamo Moskva MHL 4 0 0 0 2 |          
 2014-2015 Regina Pats WHL 71 3 16 19 70 | Playoffs 6 0 1 1 13 
 2015-2016 Regina Pats WHL 64 8 17 25 61 | Playoffs 12 0 5 5
  Russian Selects U20 Jr Super Series 2 1 0 1 0 |          
 2016-2017 Regina Pats WHL 63 7 33 40 64 | Playoffs 23 0 8 8 14 
  Russian Selects U20 Jr Super Series 2 0 0 0 4 |          
  Russia U20 WJC-20 7 0 1 1 2 |          
 2017-2018 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 10 0 0 0 10 |          
  Greenville Swamp Rabbits ECHL 47 5 12 17 30 |          
 2018-2019 HK Sochi KHL 21 0 1 1 8 | Playoffs 1 0 0 0
  HK Ryazan VHL 16 0 4 4 18 |          

Highlights