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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

Bob McKenzie -TSN - Sept. 16th: "The 6-foot-3 Russian has been billed as the second coming of Carey Price and even though there’s great hesitation to take a goaltender in the top 10, or even the top five of the draft, the sky could be the limit for this guy ... He’s big, athletic, and unflappable, and all he does is win."

Craig Button -TSN - Sept. 16th: "The skill, quickness, sense, calm and technique to be a potential franchise goalie. He has a steely-eyed determination to stare down the best of shooters and not blink."

Cam Robinson - Dobber Prospects - Sept. 2nd: "Hits all the markers – size, composure, puck-tracking, elasticity, and competitive fire. His body of work thus far deserves a top-10 slot."

Ryan Kennedy - The Hockey News - Aug. 20th: "The best goalie prospect in years, he’s got all the tools and size, but also that scrambling never-say-die component that Tim Thomas and Dominik Hasek had."

Scott Wheeler - The Athletic - Aug. 19th: "Big, athletic, in control of that athleticism, poised, the numbers and sample size to back it all up … name a quality you want in a goalie and he has it."

Craig Button - TSN - Aug. 12th: "Definitely in mix for 1st overall. Best goalie I've seen entering a draft since Carey Price in 2005. Skill, technique & IQ++ Last 12 months medal count: 2 gold (Hlinka '19 & U17) 2 silver (WJAC & U18) 1 bronze (Hlinka '18)"

Steven Ellis - The Hockey News - Aug. 2nd: "Few goalies his age track the puck like him and He moves quick from post to post and his speedy lateral movement allows him to win most 1-on-1 situations. Best Russian goalie prospect since Andrei Vasilevskiy? Absolutely."

Steve Kournianos - Sporting News - July 31st: "This top goalie prospect for the 2020 draft has already has outperformed his older prospect counterparts in international tournaments, and some believe Askarov at 17 is following a pre-draft development path similar to former Russian-trained first-rounder Andrei Vasilevskiy."

Chris Peters - ESPN - June 27th: "So remember all that buzz about Spencer Knight this year? Get ready for something similar with Askarov. The best Russian goalie prospect, or probably pre-draft goalie prospect of any nationality since Andrei Vasilevskiy, Askarov has to be seen to be believed."

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Sep-Oct, 2018 MHL: Yaroslav Askarov

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