Gavrikov keen on crossing the ocean as a fully developed player
One of the top-ranked Russian defensemen for the 2014 NHL Draft, Vladislav Gavrikov, had an eventful season, culminating with his inclusion in NHL Central Scouting's draft rankings.
Just as he did the previous two seasons, the young defenseman spent the 2013-14 season in the MHL with Lokomotiv Yaroslavl. In 45 regular season games, Gavrikov scored three goals and 12 points, adding two helpers in seven playoff clashes. The Yaroslavl, Russia native also skated with Team Russia at the Subway Super Series, where he recorded two assists in six games.
“Being included in the rankings was definitely pleasant”, Gavrikov said. “But it means nothing.… read more