Vasili Podkolzin

2019 NHL Draft
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Fantasy Summary

Top-line winger with upside to be an elite level offensive force.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 9.0
NHL Certainty 7.5
Country RUS
Position RW
Roster Type Draft Eligible
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth June 24, 2001
Height 6‘1”
Weight 190 lbs
Drafted No

Observations

November 2018 – Podkolzin started his draft season with a great performance at the Hlinka-Gretzky Cup where he scored eight goals and three assists in just five games. He was also the team captain in that tournament. Podkolzin has all the offensive tools needed to become an elite level player. He has great top speed and he can make plays at high speed. He’s capable of making quick turns. His shot is amazing but he also has the vision and passing skills to be a good playmaker. His one-on-one skills are great as well. On top of all that, he has good size (6-1, 190) and he isn’t afraid to use it. He can power his way to the net at the junior level, and when he adds more muscle to his frame, he can do that at the pro level as well. The Russian factor may cause Podkolzin to drop in the NHL Entry Draft and you may need to wait a couple of years while he develops in Russia but his offensive upside is one of the highest in this draft class.  Jokke Nevalainen


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2016-2017 Vityaz Podolsk U16 Russia U16 29 16 23 39 45 |          
  Russia U16 EYOF 4 5 6 11 2 |          
 2017-2018 Vityaz Podolsk U17 Russia U17 21 13 17 30 20 |          
  Russia U17 WHC-17 5 1 5 6 10 |          
  Russia U17 (all) International-Jr 13 6 6 12 20 |          
  Russia U18 WJC-18 4 2 2 4 0 |          
  Russia U18 (all) International-Jr 12 3 4 7 6 |          
 2018-2019 Russia U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 5 8 3 11 8 |          
  SKA St. Petersburg KHL 1 0 0 0 0 |          
  SKA-Neva St. Petersburg VHL 7 1 0 1 0 |          
  SKA-1946 St. Petersburg MHL 10 5 2 7 2 |          
  Russia U18 (all) International-Jr 8 10 5 15 39 |          
  Russia U20 (all) International-Jr - - - - - |          

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