National Hockey League Draft Profile Anton Slepyshev
27 (88 overall)
Notes: Mid-season rankings - 16; Final rankings - 20
2012-13 - Novokuznetsk 2 (Russia-Jr) - 1 gp
2012-13 - UFA (Russia) - 11 gp, 4 G, 2 A, 6 Pts, 2 PIM
2012-13 - Russia (IIHF World Junior Championships) - 7 gp, 1 A, 1 Pt, 4 PIM
Russian winger is the 10th-ranked European skater by NHL Central
Scouting in 2012...Played 39 games for Mettallurg Novokuznetsk of the KHL in 2011-12
and posted three goals and four assists...Was the first overallpick by
Novokuznetsk in the 2011 KHL Draft...Has good size and a hard, accurate shot,
Assets: A dynamic winger with great hands and slick moves, he also has a very projectable 6-2 frame for the National Hockey League game. Is also capable of playing a complementary role.
Flaws: Needs to work on on his play without the puck and improve his defensive-zone coverage. Must also learn to use his big body more. Also, is he interested in playing in North America?
Career Potential: Slick winger with upside.
Editorial supplied by 'The Sports Forecaster'