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Yaroslav Askarov Profile


Yaroslav Askarov
Ht/Wt: 6' 3"/163 lbs
Position: G
Team: Ska-Varyagi (MHL)



Yaroslav Askarov's Player Profile

Ryan Kennedy - The Hockey News - May 11th: "Flat out, Askarov has the chance to be the best goalie of his generation. A world junior starter at 17, he had his ups and downs in Ostrava, but scouts still see a total-package netminder with No. 1 potential."

Peter Baracchini - The Hockey Writers - May 11th: "The soon to be 18-year-old has high-end vision, movements and reflexes, making the most difficult of saves look easy."

Sam Cosentino - Sportsnet - Apr. 8th: "The enormous gap to the next best goalie prospect in addition to his size and athleticism makes Askarov a viable option from pick No. 5 on."

NHL Central Scouting analysis - NHL.com - Apr. 3rd: ""A technically sound goaltender with good instincts capable of reading the game well. He's good at communicating, can react quickly and offers a very quick (right) glove hand. He's a solid pro prospect."

Cam Robinson - Dobber Prospects - Apr. 1st: "Hits all the markers – size, composure, puck-tracking, elasticity, and competitive fire. Was very good in the VHL as a 17-year-old – something we never see."

Mike G. Morreale - NHL.com - Mar. 20th: "The 17-year-old already is an intimidating presence in net with great poise, athleticism and a quick glove. Askarov was 12-3 with a 2.45 goals-against average and .920 save percentage in 18 games in Russia's minor league."

Steve Koumianos - The Draft Analyst - Mar. 18th: "From a technical standpoint, Askarov’s style draws a lot of attention. Not only does he catch with his right hand, but he remains perfectly upright throughout his shuffling with his stick blade on the ice and his head totally locked into puck movement. To some, this may seem nonchalant or overconfident, but Askarov can snap into a textbook butterfly ready stance in an instant when facing a shooter."

Mike G. Morreale - NHL.com - Mar. 6th: " The 17-year-old is already an intimidating presence in net with great poise, athleticism and a quick glove. Askarov is 12-3 with a 2.45 goals-against average and .920 save percentage in 18 games in Russia's minor league."

Sam Cosentino - Sportsnet - Mar. 4th: "His placing in this draft makes him a big wildcard. Uncontested top goaltending prospect by a wide margin."

Sam Cosentino - Sportsnet - Feb. 5th: "Will be the most fascinating prospect to watch as we inch towards June. Is he a franchise goalie, or a flash in the pan?"

Tony Ferrari - Dobber Prospects - Jan. 29th: "His play in his net, World Juniors notwithstanding, is so calm, cool and collected. He is structurally sound in his crease but he very athletic and has the ability to come out of his structure to make save."

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