Daniil Tarasov, RW

Shoots: R

Height: 6-0

Weight: 195

Born: 1991-06-20

Hometown: Moscow, Russia

Drafted: Undrafted






September 2014 - Tarasov was a darkhorse to make the team even with the injury to Raffi Torres.  He may very well get a call up during the season as he's one of the more prolific scorers the Sharks can call upon. Tim Graveline


December 2013 – Tarasov is quickly busting onto the scene rather quickly and could see a recall rather soon. He is posting just over a point per game in Worcester, and despite missing nine games is on the cusp of leading the team in scoring, mostly because only him and Freddie Hamilton can make red lights flash for the baby Sharks. If your searching for an offensive prospect to add to your farm, better snap him up now as his below radar status will soon change. Jason Banks


April 2013 - Tarasov now has a big-league contract with the San Jose Sharks. He signed an AHL contract back in June of 2012 with Worcester and based on his promising play was rewarded with a two-year contract with San Jose Sharks. Tim Graveline



March 2013 – Scoring is Tarasov’s bread and butter. This guy loves to shoot and he will almost always shoot first as evident by his high shot total in his few games in the AHL. This willingness to shoot shows how much confidence he has gained, especially since just a year ago he was signed to the Worchester Sharks and just this month he signed a pro contract with San Jose. He was not drafted and has made the jump from the USHL through the ECHL to the AHL, and he still has a chance to be brought up to the big show with his strong play this season. He’s quick and makes good decisions and doesn’t cause too many turnovers, but his play could be a tad selfish as he won’t be able to hold onto the puck as long as he would want to in the NHL. Tim Graveline


Fantasy Outlook: B-


Good upside. If he continues developing at this rate he will find himself either as a 2nd line scorer due to trade or injury (this is if you want to use him for his actual skill-set). If not, he is still going to be pushing for a roster spot next training camp with how much he has progressed.




A collection of video of Tarasov from a Russian Development camp:



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