LW Valentin Zykov - Baie-Comeau Drakkar, QMJHL (2013, 37th overall, Los Angeles)
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06-02-2013, 11:07 PM
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Zykov is a player if you watch him you will not come away impressed if your looking for a guy who will stand out and control the game.......his game is very effective and most of his points come as quiet points that sometimes you do not realize until the game is done.....for scouts he is a great player because he is super smart, moves very very well without the puck, has soft hands in tight, he has a great shot and is able to score by a very hard and accurate wrist shot or slap shot he also has deadly hands in close to the net as well and he does well getting rebounds, the puck seems to follow him down low which comes to his hockey sense, he is strong down low and does very well grinding it out on the boards, he has excellent puck protection and displays good work in his own zone as well....he is not the type of player to carry the puck down the ice and score highlight reel goals he just works the puck down passing and moving into open ice...very effective player, going to be very good, I think in the NHL he has 30 goal and 60 point potential while being an effective two way leader.
Where do you think he is likely to go? Think he could find himself in the 8-14 range come draft day?
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