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Kirill Petrov, RW/LW

Shoots: L

Height: 6-3

Weight: 209

Born: 1990-04-13

Hometown: Kazan, Russia

Drafted: 2008 by New York Islanders, 73rd overall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

 

November 2013 - 23-yr-old Petrov has picked up exactly where he left off last year in the KHL. He is progressing well and scoring to the tune of 16 points in 27 games with a plus-8 rating. It still remains to be seen if he desires a spot in the NHL but it would be interesting to see him along-side Cizikas in the bottom six. The real kicker will be if he is able to adapt to the NHL sized ice without time in the AHL, which he may not welcome. Brad Wilson

 

August 2013 - Petrov is an interesting prospect because he has potential to make an impact in the NHL but it remains to be seen if he desires to actually play in the NHL. Petrov attended the Isles prospect camp in 2010 before he ultimately decided to stay in Russia. It was hoped that he would join the Islanders system last summer after his KHL contract expired but instead he re-signed for two years. With Petrov entering into his contract year his agent has begun stirring up hype. He suggested that the Islanders have guaranteed Petrov a roster spot for next season. The Petrov camp could be using this tactic to get the young winger his best possible payday should he decide to stay in Russia. In actuality, it is doubtful that Islander management would extend such a promise. If Petrov decides to join the Islanders he will now be on a one-year entry level contract allowing him to get to his second contract quicker. He has been able to make more money in his developmental years while playing in the KHL so perhaps it will come down to where he wants to play, not who will pay him the most money. Petrov isn’t a huge scoring threat but he has shown enough to suggest he would be a fine addition to the bottom six in an Islanders jersey. Petrov will be eligible to join the Islanders for the 2014-15 season.  Brad Wilson



May 2012 - Petrov has decided to remain in Russia for another year. A big influence on that decision - his mother is quite ill. - Dobber

 

April 2012- Petrov has great size and is a good skater as well. He could use it on a more consistent basis but, overall he is a dynamic offensive threat. He has good vision yet sometimes his creativity leads to unneeded turnovers. The hometown Kazan forward posted 29 points in 52 KHL games in 2011-2012 , which is a good sign that he is coming into his own offensively. Unlike most Russian-born talents these days, Petrov decided to develop his game in his homeland instead of coming over one of the Canadian major junior leagues. His decision makes him harder to gauge for NHL scouts as well as for fantasy hockey. However with his size and ability, he could be a solid NHL player but will need even more time to get used to North American-sized ice. One of the major question marks is his defensive play which could hold him back from making a jump to the NHL soon. His current contract with Kazan has now expired so the Islanders will look to get him to come compete in training camp. He probably will be in the AHL next year, assuming he comes over and may get some NHL stints as well. There is a remote possibility that he makes the NHL roster immediately and creates a big splash. However, Petrov most likely is at least two years away from producing near his potential in the NHL. Yas Guthe

 

Fantasy Outlook: B-

Petrov is an exciting blend of talent and size. Needs to compete in North America to determine how far he has truly developed.

 

 

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Kirill Petrov scores the GWG:

 

Fantasy Prospects Report Notes (Any FPR's released in the last 18 months will not be listed here):

 

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mike hess said:

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KHL Petrov is headed to the KHL for the next couple of years...
May 09, 2012
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