List of the top prospects in the KHL/VHL/MHL/etc..
Just picked up NHL 12 and before I go and start a Be a GM game I want to try and add all the top prospects I can. Seeing as there's no Russian league in the game I think it would be best to start here and work my way out.
I'm looking for players that will be in the upcoming NHL draft or even younger, have been drafted but have yet to play outside of Russia, and guys that are playing outside of Russia for the first time this year.
So if anyone has the time and would be kind enough to help me out I would really be thankful.
One more thing too, the game features the top leagues from Finland, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, and the Czech Republic, but that's it and it's only the top league from each country. So if anyone is feeling kind and has time to kill, I could use a list of note worthy prospects from outside of those leagues and even rookies in those leagues too, since the rosters seem pretty out dated in the game.
I was using eliteprospects.com and going through the U20 and U18 World Championships, but I just want to make sure I'm getting all the players I can in the game.
Well, tough to say. Shirokov was even younger when he tried to get in the NHL but failed. Then again, he's also smaller (height-wise) and wasn't really the top scorer in KHL when he left.
Shipachyov needs to become more physically stronger in order to have a chance there. But somehow I doubt that he can become an NHL player. We'll see... maybe
From other prospects, we all now Kuznetsov, Tarasenko. Chudinov (1990) is drafted and has been great in scoring as a defenseman but he lacks size a bit. fROM 1993 class Nikita Kucherov finally has seen some good ice ime with CSKA and has looked good, so if he continues to develop, we might see good things in future.
As concerns younger guys, it's still not clear if 94, 95 born guys will stay in Russia or move to CHL