Video: 2012 NHL Draft ? Mikhail Grigorenko, Buffalo Sabres
In the early going of the 2011-12 season, center Mikhail Grigorenko was considered by some to be the top prospect available for the 2012 NHL Draft. By season's end, however, the talented Russian was dropping in the rankings, finally being chosen with the 12th selection overall by the Buffalo Sabres.
Grigorenko's drop was primarily attributed to some lackluster play in the season's second half, which may have been attributable to a bout of mononucleosis that was diagnosed in April. Rumors were also suggesting that Grigorenko, who played this past season for the QMJHL's Quebec Remparts, might instead play in the KHL next season.… read more
Basically, article notes that his ES production was consistent all year. Only difference during the second half of the season, with the ankle injury and mono, was that his PP production dipped. Add another tally to the "this guy was probably a steal at 12" column.