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Valentin Zykov, RW

Shoots: R

Height: 6-1

Weight: 215

Born: 1995-5-15

Hometown: Saint Petersburg, RUS

Drafted: 2013 by Los Angeles Kings. 37th Overall

 

 

 

 

 

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January 2014- Zykov may earn the nickname the “Mr Irrelevent of Russian International Hockey” after another pointless appearance for his country. Heralded by scouts for his offensive abilities, Zykov was held off the score sheet, except for two penalty minutes in seven games for the Bronze Medal winning Russians. Managing just six shots on goal in this tournament, Zykov’s streak of IIHF scoreless games now sits at 12. Time for him to shake this off and get back to the player the Los Angeles Kings organization believes he will be. Pete Richmire

 

December 2013 – Last season’s QMJHL Michel Bergeron Trophy winner which recognizes the Offensive Rookie of the Year, Zykov showed he will be a force to deal with in the slot and corners. Suiting up for Russia in the upcoming World Junior Tournament, this will be Zykov’s first international appearance since he was held pointless in the 2011-12 U17 tournament in five games. He has shown above average puck skills and if he improves his skating ability may become a top prospect for Los Angeles quickly. Pete Richmere

 

 

May 2013 - Baie-Comeau Drakkar's first year scoring star, Valentin Zykov led all CHL rookie players in scoring with 40 goals and 35 assists for 75 points in 67 games.  Zykov was named the CHL Top Rookie of the Year. Zykov projects as a dominating puck possession power forward and is among the many players discussed as a potential first round selection. Zykov plays a style of game that should contribute to multiple categories in your keeper leagues so be sure to draft him accordingly. Brendan Ross

 

April 2013 - 2013 NHL Draft eligible forward Valentin Zykov recently took home QMJHL Rookie of the Year honours winning the RDS Trophy. Zykov finished his freshman season in the QMJHL with 40 goals and 75 points in 67 games for Baie-Comeau Drakker. Brendan Ross

 

December 2012 – Zykov has been one of Baie-Comeau’s best players this season. The big, powerful winger has made the transition to North America look pretty easy. He is producing over a point-per-game and sits second among rookie scoring leaders. He’s tough to knock off the puck and has a great shot that he gets off quickly. He’s one of the top draft eligible skaters out of the QMJHL and it’s unknown how the “Russian” factor will impact his selection. His stock has been steadily rising since the start of the season.


Fantasy Outlook: D

He has the size and skill teams are looking for but still a long-term project.


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Valentin Zykov, RW

Shoots: R

Height: 6-1

Weight: 215

Born: 1995-5-15

Hometown: Saint Petersburg, RUS

Draft Eligible in 2013

Observations:

December, 2012 – Zykov has been one of Baie-Comeau’s best players this season. The big, powerful winger has made the transition to North America look pretty easy. He is producing over a point-per-game and sits second among rookie scoring leaders. He’s tough to knock off the puck and has a great shot that he gets off quickly. He’s one of the top draft eligible skaters out of the QMJHL and it’s unknown how the “Russian” factor will impact his selection. His stock has been steadily rising since the start of the season.

Fantasy Outlook: D

He has the size and skill teams are looking for but still a long-term project.

Footage:

Valentin Zykov Highlight Package:

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

Buy the latest Fantasy Prospects Report here.

Valentin Zykov statistics courtesy of Elite Prospects

 

 

 

Valentin Zykov, RW

Shoots: R

Height: 6-1

Weight: 215

Born: 1995-5-15

Hometown: Saint Petersburg, RUS

Draft Eligible in 2013

Observations:

December, 2012 – Zykov has been one of Baie-Comeau’s best players this season. The big, powerful winger has made the transition to North America look pretty easy. He is producing over a point-per-game and sits second among rookie scoring leaders. He’s tough to knock off the puck and has a great shot that he gets off quickly. He’s one of the top draft eligible skaters out of the QMJHL and it’s unknown how the “Russian” factor will impact his selection. His stock has been steadily rising since the start of the season.

Fantasy Outlook: D

He has the size and skill teams are looking for but still a long-term project.

Footage:

Valentin Zykov Highlight Package:

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

Buy the latest Fantasy Prospects Report here.

Valentin Zykov statistics courtesy of Elite Prospects

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