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Vasili Podkolzin Profile


Vasili Podkolzin
Ht/Wt: 6' 0"/185 lbs
Position: RW
Team: Vityaz Podolsk (Russia U17)



Vasili Podkolzin's Player Profile

Cam Robinson - Dobber Prospects - Dec. 20th: "A shifty, creative and dangerous winger who loves to use quick cuts. He can split the defence and finish it himself or draw coverage and deftly distribute to a cutting teammate. A potential high-end point producer at the NHL-level."

Dennis Schellenberg - Future Considerations - Dec. 7th: "Podkolzin possesses quick hands, great top speed and is very quick on his feet. He enters the offensive zone with speed and only has scoring on his mind. So good at splitting the ‘D’ and cutting breaches into opposing defenses. Able to attack the net directly and take the puck to the tough areas."Sam Cosentino - Sportsnet - Dec. 12th: "Proved he could hang with the under-20s in an elevated role. Won’t get to Vancouver for the WJC, but he’s off to a great start in Bonneyville at the World Junior A Challenge."

Sam Cosentino - SportsNet - Nov. 7th: "Based on his play at the Hlinka-Gretzky Cup, he should be a dominant MHL player. Maybe’s he’s bored, but seeing him play against stiffer competition would be helpful."

Scott Wheeler - The Athletic - Nov. 6th: "Podkolzin plays a raw, binary game that relies on him to make plays at high speed. I’m not sure he’s got the on-ice awareness to be a major factor when those plays aren’t working. There’s no question he can take over a game in a moment, though."

Cam Robinson - Dobber Prospects - Nov. 5th: "A shifty, creative and dangerous winger who loves to use quick cuts. He can split the defense and finish it himself or draw coverage and deftly distribute to a cutting teammate. A potential high-end point producer at the NHL-level."

Steve Kournianos - The Draft Analyst - Nov. 5th: "A multi-tool force who plays nasty but also can beat you with ridiculous puck skills, Podkolzin’s desire to develop in Russia shouldn’t trump his game-breaking upside."

Sam Cosentino - SportsNet - Oct. 2nd: "If first impressions mean anything, then we’re looking at a budding star. Has produced in all the major international events to date, and was particularly noticeable at the Hlinka-Gretzky Cup where he put up 11 points, including a hat trick in the bronze medal game."

Craig Button TSN - Aug. 14th: "He's involved in every part of the game in all situations. Skilled, smart, driven and has the ability to take his game to a level above that required."

Vasili Podkolzin Videos

Vasily Padkolzin - 1st goal of the game - Feb 14, 2018 5Nations U18: Finland 0-4 Russia


Vasily Padkolzin - 1st goal of the game - Nov 06, 2017 WHC-17: Finland 4-6 Russia



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