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Yaroslav Askarov Profile

Yaroslav Askarov
Ht/Wt: 6' 3"/176 lbs
Position: G
Team: Ska-Varyagi (MHL)

Yaroslav Askarov's Player Profile

Daniel Tiffany - Dobber Prospects - Sept. 30th: "The most highly touted prospect at the goalie position since Carey Price. Russian phenom Yaroslav Askarov blends great positioning and incredible athleticism to make difficult saves look easy."

Scott Wheeler - The Athletic - Sept. 21st: "He’s big, he’s athletic, he swallows rebounds, he can make those tough second-chance recovery saves, he does a good job staying centre, he has an extended domestic and international track record of success and he only turned 18 in June."

Mike Morreale - NHL.com - Aug. 25th: "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 a .920 save percentage in 18 games in Russia's second division."

Adam Kimelman - NHL.com - Aug. 25th: "His inconsistent play for Russia at the IIHF World Junior Championship was a blip during an outstanding development path. He has the size NHL teams look for, and scouts like his strength in the crease, his quickness and the way he reads plays."

Steve Kourmianos - The Draft Analyst - Aug. 10th: "Whether teams like to draft goalies high in the first round or not, the truth is that no prospect between the pipes has accomplished what Askarov has done at the under-17 and under-18 levels, and that includes the aforementioned Knight."

Chris Peters - ESPN - June 30th: "He is such a monster in the crease, as good as any goalie I've seen at his age going post to post. He never quits on plays, and while he can make the big save, he makes a lot of his work look easy."

Sam Cosentino - Sportsnet - June 25th: "Has been a star internationally and in the VHL. Look past his WJC performance and realize he’s the best goalie available."

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.""

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