Viktor Antipin

Unrestricted Free Agent
Martin Rose

Fantasy Summary

Strong offensive capabilities. Creates plays. Needs a more developed point shot. Successful power-play experience.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 4.5
NHL Certainty 2.0
Country RUS
Position D
Roster Type Free Agent
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth December 6, 1992
Height 5‘11”
Weight 174 lbs
Drafted No

Observations

July 2018 – Antipin has signed a three-year contract with the Metallurg Magnitogorsk team in the KHL. His time in the NHL may be permanently over after just one season.  Jokke Nevalainen

June 2018 –  The Buffalo Sabres didn’t tender a qualifying offer to Antipin, making him an unrestricted free agent.  Jokke Nevalainen

April 2018 – In his first NHL season, Antipin was one of the best defenders on an extremely weak Buffalo squad where he notched 10 assists in 48 games. Still yet to record an NHL goal, Antipin has teased an improvement on his shot, but it’s still very weak and need some work. The end of his season was cut short due to a scary concussion after getting hit into the boards. He also suffered a broken nose, dental injuries, and various facial lacerations. Marcus Griep

May 2016 – As expected, Antipin signed with Buffalo after Metallurg Magnitogorsk was eliminated from the KHL playoffs.

March 2017 – The 24-year-old continues to produce with Metallurg Magnitogorsk while it pushes further into the Gagarin Cup playoffs. While he does not have a giant stature, Antipin uses strong skating and offensive zone creativity to make plays, often pinching or controlling the puck down low in the offensive zone. Has a sense of what the do with the puck before it is on his stick. In his own zone, Antipin can push the opposition to the outside. Stays with his man but can sometimes get caught behind his own net. Max Marko


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2007-2008 Metallurg Magnitogorsk U16 Russia U16 Finals 6 0 2 2 14 |          
 2008-2009 Metallurg Magnitogorsk U17 Russia U17 Finals 5 0 3 3 4 |          
  Metallurg Magnitogorsk U17 Russia U17 26 2 7 9 14 |          
  Metallurg Magnitogorsk-2 Russia3 10 1 2 3 2 |          
 2009-2010 Stalnye Lisy Magnitogorsk MHL 39 2 9 11 22 | Playoffs 5 0 0 0
  Russia U18 WJC-18 7 1 1 2 6 |          
  Russia U18 |WJAC-19| WJAC-19 4 0 0 0 12 |          
 2010-2011 Metallurg Magnitogorsk KHL 2 0 0 0 0 |          
  Stalnye Lisy Magnitogorsk MHL 44 4 10 14 68 | Playoffs 17 4 2 6
 2011-2012 Metallurg Magnitogorsk KHL 0 0 0 0 0 |          
  Stalnye Lisy Magnitogorsk MHL 40 6 19 25 18 | Playoffs 11 2 4 6
  Russia U20 WJC-20 7 0 2 2 2 |          
  Russian Selects U20 Jr Super Series 6 1 0 1 2 |          
 2012-2013 Metallurg Magnitogorsk KHL 50 10 11 21 8 | Playoffs 7 1 2 3
 2013-2014 Metallurg Magnitogorsk KHL 45 9 8 17 16 | Playoffs 21 4 5 9 25 
 2014-2015 Metallurg Magnitogorsk KHL 54 5 16 21 4 | Playoffs 10 2 5 7
  Russia EHT 6 0 0 0 0 |          
  Russia WC 10 0 3 3 2 |          
  Russia (all) International 20 0 3 3 4 |          
 2015-2016 Metallurg Magnitogorsk KHL 56 6 9 15 8 | Playoffs 23 3 4 7
  Russia EHT 8 2 2 4 2 |          
  Russia WC 6 0 1 1 6 |          
  Russia (all) International 18 2 3 5 10 |          
 2016-2017 Metallurg Magnitogorsk KHL 59 6 18 24 8 | Playoffs 18 7 4 11
  Russia EHT 9 1 3 4 0 |          
  Russia WC 10 0 4 4 0 |          
  Russia (all) International 19 1 7 8 0 |          
 2017-2018 Buffalo Sabres NHL 47 0 10 10 18 |          
 2018-2019 Metallurg Magnitogorsk KHL - - - - - |          

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