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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

Sam Conentino - SportsNetFeb. 13th: "He struggles in the strength department, but from a game perspective there arenít any holes."

Cam Robinson - Dobber ProspectsFeb. 6th: "An absolute pit bull. Podkolzin offers high-end offensive awareness, lightning quick hands and a confrontational style. Despite some muted point totals coming from his club team, heís made a habit of showing up in a big way on the international stage."

Ryan Kennedy - The Hockey NewsFeb. 1st: "His work ethic, aggression and two-way play are all fantastic traits, but he can also kill you on the scoresheet thanks to his skills and puck protection ability."

Steve Kournianos - Sporting NewsJan. 31st: "The young Russian was the best player at both the Ivan Hlinka and December's World Jr. A Challenge, and his heady 200-foot play at the World Juniors revealed to the hockey world that he can impact a game every shift, regardless of whether he's scoring."

Bob McKenzie - TSNJan. 24 th: "Podkolzin, a 6-foot-1, 190-pound winger, was a dominant offensive force at the Hlinka-Gretzky Under-18 tournament in August and demonstrated at the WJC that he could be a factor against older competition. On a Valeri Bragin-coached Russian team that usually relies on older players, Podkolzin played notable and significant minutes, including on the power play and in late stages, protecting a one-goal lead."

Hannah Stuart - theScoreJan. 9th: "It's easy to like Podkolzin when you see his tenacity in these best-on-best matchups - especially against older players at the world juniors - while he's a smart, creative forward who's effective at both ends of the ice."

Will - Scouching.caJan. 7th: "A tenacious, skilled winger who shows well with the eyes most of the time, but doesn't show up on the scoresheet as often as you'd like."

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 ĎDí and cutting breaches into opposing defenses. Able to attack the net directly and take the puck to the tough areas."

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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