Vitali Abramov

Columbus Blue Jackets
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Fantasy Summary

Undersized but very talented winger. Upside to become a very productive top-six player in the NHL.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 8.5
NHL Certainty 6.0
Country RUS
Position LW
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth May 8, 1998
Height 5‘9”
Weight 172 lbs
Drafted 2016 Round 3; Overall: 65

Observations

October 2018 – Abramov has been assigned to the AHL’s Cleveland Monsters to start the 2018-2019 season. He underwent wrist surgery in May which prevented him for participating in the Traverse City prospects tournament. Abramov will be healthy to start his AHL campaign and is going to continue dazzling hockey fans with his speed, creativity, wicked release and fearlessness to drive the net. While not yet NHL ready, do not be surprised if he is called up by the Blue Jackets later this year. With star level upside, expect Abramov to debut in the NHL as a full-time top-six winger in 2019-2020. Frank Pellegrini

 

July 2018 – Last season, Vitali Abramov became the highest scoring import player in QMJHL history. Abramov’s domination in the QMJHL this past year should not be understated. He had the highest points-per-game average of any skater with 1.86. Although Abramov finished second in points behind Alex Barre-Boulet, it was likely due to him playing nine games less in the QMJHL while playing for Russia in the World Juniors. With silky hands, breakaway speed and a high hockey IQ, Abramov has fantastic fantasy potential. Provided he is not slowed by his light frame, expect Abramov to continue where he left of this campaign playing for the AHL’s Cleveland Monsters. It shouldn’t be too long before he starts to see cups of coffee in the NHL. Jesse Sherman

June 2018 – Abramov has been a dominant player in the QMJHL for the past three years. He scored a total of 129 goals and 301 points in 185 games. Next up, he’ll make the jump to the AHL to start his pro career. Abramov still needs to improve his play without the puck but he has a lot of offensive talent and his upside is huge.  Jokke Nevalainen


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2013-2014 Traktor Chelyabinsk U16 Russia U16 Finals 6 4 10 14 16 |          
  Traktor Chelyabinsk U16 Russia U16 29 41 54 95 48 |          
  Traktor Chelyabinsk U17 Russia U17 6 7 3 10 2 |          
 2014-2015 Traktor Chelyabinsk U17 Russia U17 Finals 6 7 4 11 18 |          
  Traktor Chelyabinsk U17 Russia U17 15 20 19 39 12 |          
  Belye Medvedi Chelyabinsk MHL 20 8 6 14 8 | Playoffs 2 0 0 0
  Russia U17 WHC-17 6 3 6 9 2 |          
  Russia U17 (all) International-Jr 13 9 12 21 2 |          
  Russia U17 EYOF 3 2 4 6 0 |          
 2015-2016 Gatineau Olympiques QMJHL 63 38 55 93 36 | Playoffs 10 7 6 13
 2016-2017 Gatineau Olympiques QMJHL 66 46 58 104 76 | Playoffs 7 1 6 7 12 
  Cleveland Monsters AHL 4 1 3 4 2 |          
  Russian Selects U20 Jr Super Series 2 0 0 0 2 |          
 2017-2018 Gatineau Olympiques QMJHL 16 12 14 26 21 |          
  Victoriaville Tigres QMJHL 40 33 45 78 46 | Playoffs 13 9 7 16 21 
  Russian Selects U20 Jr Super Series 2 1 0 1 2 |          
  Russia U20 WJC-20 5 1 0 1 4 |          
  Russia U20 (all) International-Jr 9 3 1 4 8 |          
 2018-2019 Cleveland Monsters AHL 23 3 6 9 10 |          

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