Vitali Abramov

Ottawa Senators
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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 Minors
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth May 8, 1998
Height 5‘9”
Weight 172 lbs
Drafted 2016 Round 3; Overall: 65

Observations

September 2019 – Expected to be a major part of the Belleville Senators this season, Abramov was having a strong camp until he went down with a concussion. He’s currently undergoing concussion protocol but will almost certainly be heading to Belleville once healthy. He had a strong rookie showcase and was enjoying a good NHL camp, building confidence and showing that he can be among the players that the Senators can look to in the AHL to fill in the short term at the NHL level if need be. Once back from injury, Abramov will look to hit the ground running, building on a solid rookie season in the AHL. Tony Ferrari

April 2019- It wasn’t the ending Abramov would have been hoping for. Looking for a spark after his move to Belleville, Abramov mustered just seven points in 18 games. That’s not nearly enough for a forward you would hope to rely on offensively. While still possessing excellent speed, Abramov will go long stretches during a game where he is not visible. Until he learns to add strength and aggressiveness to his speed and skill, don’t expect to see him in Ottawa for any kind of extended period. Jordan Deshane

February 2019- Now part of a surging Belleville Senators club, Abramov will be given every opportunity to find his offensive game. After setting records as a Junior player in Quebec, Abramov has struggled to find his game in the AHL, putting up less than half a point each game. He has the smarts and speed to excel but needs to learn to deal with the size and strength of the pro game. In Belleville, Abramov will receive lots of time on the man advantage with the likes of Drake Batherson, Logan Brown, Nick Paul and Erik Brannstrom which will no doubt help boost his numbers. Given the current state of the team in Ottawa, he will most assuredly receive some NHL time this year before he gets a long look at full-time duty next fall. Jordan Deshane

February 2019 – Abramov has been traded from Columbus to Ottawa in the Duchene deal.  Jokke Nevalainen

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 52 12 10 22 28 |          
  Ottawa Senators NHL 1 0 0 0 0 |          
  Belleville Senators AHL 18 4 3 7 8 |          
 2019-2020 Ottawa Senators NHL 2 1 0 1 2 |          
  Belleville Senators AHL 2 0 0 0 2 |          

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