Nikolai Prokhorkin - Photo Courtesy of kingsfandaily.com

 

Nikolai Prokhorkin, LW

Shoots: L

Height: 6-2

Weight: 183

Born: 1993-09-17

Hometown: Chelyabinsk, RUS

Drafted: 2012 by Los Angeles Kings, 121st overall

 

 

 

Observations:

 

May 2014 - Reports out of Russia are stating that Prokhorkin may be opting out of his KHL contract with CKSA and headed to North America to play for the Los Angeles Kings. Drafted in 2012, Prokhorkin racked up 19 goals and 37 points for CKSA to lead a team in scoring that included former NHLers Alexander Radulov and Alexander Frolov. Brendan Ross

 

December 2013 – Prokhorkin is considered by many a top 10 and by some, a top 5 prospect in the Kings organization. Unfortunately, a lot of the analysis on his development towards the North American and NHL style of play will remain on hold as Prokhorkin is signed to play in Russia through 2015. In only eight AHL appearances, he managaed one assist but has shown the ability to find the back of the net in the Russian leagues. This season he is on pace to have his most productive yet.  A great skater with above average puck handling ability, Prokhorkin does have a tendency to force a pass rather than taking the available shot.  He likes to play a physical brand of offense which works where he is but he may want to spend some time in the gym if he wants to bring that to North America full time. Pete Richmere

 


 

 

Fantasy Outlook: C-

 

Prokhorkin has stepped up his offensive output so far this season in Russia. He is under contract for at least one more season there before he has the option to bring his game back to North America. Then we will see if a more aggressive fore-checking style of hockey will slow him down.

 

 

Footage:

 

Nikolai Prokhorkin’s first pro career hat trick:

 

 

 

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