National Hockey League Draft Profile Valentin Zykov
Los Angeles (EDM)
7 (37 overall)
Notes: Mid-season rankings - 8; Final rankings - 7
2012-13 - Baie-Comeau (QMJHL) - 67 gp; 40G 35A, 75 Pts, 60 PIM
Assets: Has a very strong lower base, so he is very difficult to knock off the puck. Works the corners of the ice well and protects the puck with aplomb. Has a good shot and scoring instincts, too.
Flaws: May be more of a complementary winger than go-to scorer at the highest level, since he doesn't have huge upside. Also needs to continue to work on his play without the puck.
Career Potential: Quality winger with some upside. Editorial supplied by 'The Sports Forecaster'