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Matvei Michkov Profile


Matvei Michkov
Ht/Wt: 5'10"/172 lbs
Position: RW
Team: SKA (KHL)



Matvei Michkov's Player Profile

Tony Ferrari - The Hockey News - Dec. 19th: "The top end of Michkovís game is as good as anyone in the draft class, but the consistency at even strength and willingness to attack the middle of the ice have been issues this season. Michkov is a highly skilled shooter who can score from just about anywhere on the ice."

Sam Cosentino - Sportsnet - Dec. 14th: "Nothing changes for this uber-talented star in the making. But will that star ever shine over North America?"

Gray Matter - Smaht Scouting - Nov. 25th: "He may look small, but heís not easy to knock over, and he doesnít shy away from physical battles. He has the potential to be a game-breaking talent, but there are some question marks around other areas of his game."

Corey Pronman - The Athletic - Nov. 15th: "He can make plays at a high level, but Michkov is a finisher who will score a lot of goals as a pro. Heís an undersized winger who is a fine skater but lacks true separation speed so it will be interesting to see how much damage he can do as a pro in the near future."

Scott Wheeler - The Athletic - Nov. 1st: "Michkovís brilliance comes primarily from his ability to read and process the play at an extremely advanced level, make his decisions quickly, and execute on them with incredible consistency, whether thatís ripping a patterned shot (his one-timer, his standstill wrister, his curl-and-drag, etc.), a quick move into a pass, a sudden stop-up, or an attacking cut."

- Dobber Prospects - Oct. 20th: "He sees the ice differently, which allows him to create space for himself, get open for passes, or locate teammates to set up for scoring chances. His playmaking is high-end, too, despite being overshadowed by his sensational shooting ability."

Steven - Daily FaceOff - Oct. 3rd: "Michkov stands at just 5-foot-10, but his mixture of speed and skill with the puck makes him so dangerous, and few kids his age can pull off lacrosse goals as frequently as Michkov. Heís signed to a KHL deal until 2025-26, so the team that takes him must be patient."

Craig Button - TSN - Sept/ 29th: "A very gifted, very talented player. But he's the wild card of all wild cards. The skill is terrific but the situation is one that leaves teams and people, 'Okay, what are we getting and when are we getting him?"

Peter Baracchini - The Hockey Writers - Sept. 27th: "Michkov is a pure and talented goal scorer with an NHL release and accuracy. Heís absolutely relentless when heís in the offensive zone. No matter where he is on the ice, heís got one thing in mind and thatís scoring goals."

Bob McKenzie - TSN - Sept. 22nd: "But Michkov is Russian. A Russian who is under contract in the KHL until 2026 and, therefore, almost assuredly more than at least three years away from coming to the NHL."

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