Yevgeni Oksentyuk

2020 NHL Draft
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Fantasy Summary

Yevgeni Oksentyuk is a diminutive winger who plays with a relentless edge. He attacks the net and has a big shot. Never-ending motor.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 7.0
NHL Certainty 3.5
Country BLR
Position LW
Roster Type Draft Eligible
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth February 27, 2001
Height 5‘7”
Weight 157 lbs
Drafted No

Observations

January 2020 – If Yevgeni Oksentyuk had played in a league that had more exposure, he likely wouldn’t have been undrafted last year. Having played previously in Belarus, the 18-year-old made his way to North America after being taken by the Flint Firebirds in the most recent CHL Import Draft. He was able to step in and be a difference-maker for the Firebirds from day one. Leading Flint with 42 points in 31 games at the mid-way point of the season, he has stepped up and helped the once beleaguered franchise to respectability. He is a smaller winger but he doesn’t play like one. He invites physicality and generally sets the tone himself. He isn’t afraid to work the puck to the dirty areas of the ice and win puck battles. He is a relentless forechecker and is impressive along the boards considering his size. Oksentyuk is a puck retrieval machine.

His offensive game is dynamic, unpredictable and consistently dangerous. He has a big shot but can sometimes have a hard time hitting the net. The volume of shots that Oksentyuk takes helps in that regard but working on hitting the net with consistency will be key. His vision is solid and he often makes passes that most players don’t think about making. With that creativity comes mistakes, however. The young Belarusian doesn’t lack for effort, often making up for those mistakes with a furious back check to, at a minimum, break up the play going the other way. Yevgeni Oksentyuk is an interesting prospect who teams will look at to play a middle-six skilled pest role. He has the potential to be a 60-point player with an edge. He will need to get physically stronger but a team willing to bet on that skill-tenacity combination could end up being a big winner. Tony Ferrari


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2016-2017 Team Belarus U17 Belarus2 9 1 1 2 17 |          
  Team Belarus U18 Belarus2 0 0 0 0 0 | Playoffs 1 0 0 0
 2017-2018 Shakhter Soligorsk-2 Belarus2 18 15 8 23 12 |          
  Team Belarus U17 Belarus2 15 14 7 21 12 |          
  Team Belarus U18 Belarus2 12 7 8 15 10 | Playoffs 4 1 1 2
  Belarus U18 WJC-18 5 1 0 1 4 |          
 2018-2019 Shakhter Soligorsk Belarus Cup 5 0 1 1 0 |          
  Team Belarus U20 Belarus 2 0 0 0 4 |          
  Shakhter Soligorsk Belarus 49 6 12 18 10 | Playoffs 11 0 0 0
  Shakhter Soligorsk-2 Belarus3 3 2 4 6 6 |          
  Belarus U18 WJC-18 5 3 3 6 4 |          
  Belarus U20 WJC-20 D1A 5 1 0 1 2 |          
 2019-2020 Flint Firebirds OHL 52 30 39 69 43 |          
  Team Belarus U20 Belarus Cup 4 3 2 5 0 |          
  Belarus U20 WJC-20 D1A 5 1 6 7 6 |          

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