Evgeny Grachev

 

Evgeny Grachev, LW,RW

Shoots: L

Height: 6-4

Weight: 225

Born: 1990-02-21

Hometown: Khabarovsk, Russia

Drafted: 2008 by New York Rangers, 75th Overall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

 

October 2013 - Grachev is back in Russia for the 2013-14 season. He was never able to distinguish himself in four AHL seasons and was a flop when given an opportunity in the NHL. He is unlikely to have an NHL future. Eric Daoust

 

May 2013 – Grachev finished another underwhelming AHL campaign with just 26 points in 76 games. The upside is still there but the lack of production in both the AHL and NHL shows that the mammoth forward is still a few years away from being relevant in fantasy leagues. As a Russian player the risk of him returning home increases as he continues to toil in minor leagues. Eric Daoust

 

June, 2012 – In the past, Grachev has been a one sided player with a great skill set for a power forward. His coaches in the AHL have been very impressed with his work ethic and mindset that he would like to be a valuable and contributing member of an NHL team. Grachev has an above average shot, deceptive speed and changes gears very well, an excellent puck handler and at 6’4 is a sizable player. He has added two-way responsibility to his make-up in the last two years.  "He's got two-step quickness that, for a big guy, is pretty impressive.” was a line from Ken Hitchcock early in last season. Grachev has a high likelyhood of becoming a regular player next season, but solid production may still be a year or two away. He may again be moved as St. Louis is running deep with game-breaking prospect talent. (Schwartz, Rattie and Tarasenko)

 

 

Fantasy Outlook: C+

 

Likely will take a few years to hit his prime production, but should prove very useful and put up solid numbers for several seasons.

 

 

Footage: Grachev scores a few goals for the old Wolf Pack.

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

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