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2013 Draft Thread: "Shoo-in for Nichushkin"
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05-18-2013, 07:12 PM
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So what is the scouting report on Zadorov? Is he a two way D? I know that he's big and that he can fight/hit like a train. But is he usually physical or is he inconsistent in that regard? How are his skating, his passing, and his shot?
"His potential is unlimited," Hunter told NHL.com. "When you see him skate in practice and games, you don't see a guy that nimble for that size, 6-5 or 6-6."
"Nikita is a big man who skates very well," Central Scouting's Chris Edwards told NHL.com. "He has very good mobility and his backwards skating is about the best in this year's draft. He will take the body and battles hard along the boards. He uses his long reach well and is an effective pokechecker."
When Hunter learned Zadorov was interested in coming to North America, he traded with the Peterborough Petes to move up to the ninth spot in the 2012 CHL Import Draft to select Zadorov. After that, it didn't take much convincing to get the player into town.
Hunter likes Zadorov so much he compared him to a former teammate -- Hall of Fame defenseman Larry Robinson.
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