Fantasy Summary

A big defender that can contribute offensively but seems content on staying in Russia for the foreseeable future.


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June 2022 – Edmonton still holds his rights but it would be shocking to see the 27-year-old ever come back to North America. At this point, even if he did return, Paigin would likely be an AHL depth option as opposed to a legitimate NHL candidate. Jameson Ewasiuk


March 2020 – Edmonton still holds Paigin’s rights but his eye-opening 2015-2016 campaign is a thing of the past and he has not come close to duplicating the 0.73 points per game from that season. After five pointless games in the AHL in 2016-2017 and the seven more the following season, Paigin quickly decided to leave North America and go back to Russia. His willingness to leave North America seven games into the 2017-2018 season does not exactly strike confidence in him potentially coming back in the future. The 25-year-old has been a pretty steady defender in the KHL and that is not likely to change anytime soon. Jameson Ewasiuk

Fantasy Upside 3.5
NHL Certainty 2.0
Country RUS
Position D
Roster Type Junior
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth February 8, 1995
Height 6‘6”
Weight 214 lbs
Drafted 2015 Round 7; Overall: 209


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2011-2012 Irbis KazanMHL B35 6 1218 38|Playoffs4 0 00
 2012-2013 Bars KazanMHL46 3 912 16|Playoffs4 0 00
  Irbis KazanMHL B8 1 12 6|        
  Russia U18 |WJAC-19|WJAC-194 0 00 4|        
 2013-2014 Bars KazanMHL47 3 811 14|Playoffs12 0 11
 2014-2015 Ak Bars KazanKHL33 1 12 2|Playoffs2 0 00
  Bars KazanVHL3 0 11 4|        
  Russian Selects U20Jr Super Series5 0 00 0|