Round 3 - Rangers select C Evgeny Grachev - DRAFTED to the OHL
· Scored the game-winning goal to help Russia beat Team Canada in round-robin play at the 2008 IIHF Under-18 World Championships. He finished the tournament with five points (2-3-5) in six games, helping Russia win a silver medal.
Season Team League GP G A PTS PIM
2006-07 Yaroslavl 2 Russia-3 28 7 6 13 6
2007-08 Yaroslavl Russia 1 0 0 0 0
"Evgeny is a power forward with a good physical presence and ability to come up with the puck in traffic areas. He displays strong puck skills and the ability to make plays all over the ice, but needs to improve his acceleration and overall speed."
Toews who is a teammate of our second round pick Derek Stepan at Shattuck-St. Mary's, would be an interesting player in the Drury/Pyatt mold -- as well as the brother of a current NHLer, which this scouting staff loves.