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Fantasy Summary

An offensive defender who is not particularly mobile, but uses strength in the crease defensively. Can be caught chasing plays. Has dramatically improved his offensive game since arriving in North America.


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January 2024 – Komarov signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Sabres in May 2023. He began the 2023-2024 season with the Quebec Remparts, recording nineteen points in 22 games. He was subsequently traded in December 2023 to Drummondville. He has increased his offensive output significantly this season, matching last season’s total of 39 points in nearly half as many games. Kevin Wong

January 2023 – Since being traded to Drummondville, Komarov has settled in nicely as the PPQB, exploding for 16 points in 13 games. That includes a three-point effort in his debut. His shot from the point is being used more on his new team and we’re seeing just how effective it can be. He’ll be 20 next season and it’s entirely possible that he becomes a 25-goal scorer at this level. Still three years away. Dobber

May 2023 – In his second year with the Quebec Remparts of the QMJHL, Komarov took a significant step forward offensively. He played on his team’s powerplay and contributed 12 goals and 39 points in 62 regular-season games. His defensive game has improved, as he had once commonly been quite out of position and slow to react to his opponent’s forecheck. He is not the quickest defender; thus, strength and proper timing are necessary for him to succeed. He uses his strength in traffic, particularly in front of his own goaltender. Offensively, Komarov has assumed a greater role this season. He has seven points in 15 games so far in the 2023 QMJHL playoffs. His team is currently facing the Halifax Mooseheads in the Final. Kevin Wong

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 7.0
NHL Certainty 5.0
Country RUS
Position D
Roster Type Junior
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth January 11, 2004
Height 6‘2”
Weight 183 lbs
Drafted 2022 Round 5; Overall: 134

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2017-2018 Team Urals U14Districts Cup U145 0 11 0|        
 2019-2020 Metallurg Magnitogorsk U16Russia U1632 10 1121 26|        
  Team Urals U16Districts Cup U167 1 34 0|        
 2020-2021 Metallurg Magnitogorsk U17Russia U175 1 34 4|        
  Stalnye Lisy MagnitogorskMHL46 3 69 51|Playoffs5 0 11 10 
 2021-2022 Québec RempartsQMJHL60 2 1719 40|Playoffs12 2 24 20 
 2022-2023 Québec RempartsQMJHL62 12 2739 60|Playoffs18 1 78 14 
  Québec RempartsMemorial Cup4 1 23 2|        
 2023-2024 Québec RempartsQMJHL22 3 1619 51|        
  Drummondville VoltigeursQMJHL25 7 2532 32|        

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