Andrey Makarov hockey player photo

Andrey Makarov

Shoots: L

Height: 6-1

Weight: 193

Born: 1993-04-20

Hometown: Kazan, Russia

Drafted: Buffalo Sabres

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

 

April 2014-Andrey Makarov has been recalled for the second time in the past month but this time instead of going from the ECHL to the AHL he's heading to"the show"in Buffalo. The move comes on the heels of yet another injury in the Sabres crease as Nathan Lieuwen has been ruled out for the rest of the regular season because of a concussion suffered versus the Philadelphia Flyers. Makarov has posted middling results split between both the ECHL and AHL this season. In the ECHL he has manned the crease for 31 games posting a 15-11-2-2 record with a 2.79 GAA and 0.906 SV%. During his promotion to the AHL Makarov has held down the fort with a 3-3 record behind a 2.70 GAA and 0.912 SV%. Buffalo has nothing to lose giving Makarov a shot at a third professional debut this season but they may just ride the rest of the season with Hackett between the pipes. Travis Watson

 

March 2014 - With Matt Hackett and Nathan Lieuwen between the pipes for Rochester, Makarov begins his pro career in the ECHL. As the starter for Fort Wayne, he has posted middling numbers - nothing to discourage an NHL future, but little to encourage one. A long-term project, as we knew all along. - Dobber

 

 

May 2013 - Andrey Makarov of the host Saskatoon Blades was named Outstanding Goaltender of the 2013 MasterCard Memorial Cup.  The 20-year-old Russian native made 120 saves throughout the course of the tournament and was one of the main reasons the Blades remained competitive.  Brendan Ross

March 2013 – In his second season with the Blades, Makarov has shown tremendous improvement in his statistics. Despite being away from the team to join Russia for the World Junior Tournament, he has improved in wins, losses, GAA, save percentage and shutouts. Makarov is quick across the crease and has a great glove hand but has a tendency to stay in net and not challenge shooters enough. If he can take away the angles from his opponents, his numbers will only get better. Pete Richmire

 

Fantasy Outlook: C+

 

Makarov has shown flashes of brilliance in net and as he matures, they may become more consistent. Once he learns to challenge shooters and cuts their angles he could take his steps to Buffalo quicker.

 

Footage:

 

Great save vs. United States in the World Junior Championship

 

 

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