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Matvei Michkov Profile

Matvei Michkov
Ht/Wt: 5' 10"/172 lbs
Position: RW
Team: Ska St. Petersburg (RUSSIA)

Matvei Michkov's Player Profile

Tony Ferrari - The Hockey News - June 5th: "The ultimate enigma of the 2023 draft class, Michkov has scored everywhere heís gone, but the process wasnít always there to start the season while in the SKA system. The change in his game when he was moved to Sochi was outstanding, and we finally saw the Michkov that we all wanted to see."

Scott Wheeler - The Athletic - June 5th: "Michkovís brilliance comes primarily from his ability to make his decisions quickly and execute on them with incredible proficiency, whether thatís ripping a patterned shot (his one-timer, his standstill wrister, his curl-and-drag, etc.), a flash of his unbelievable hands, a quick move into a pass, a sudden stop-up, or an attacking cut."

Chris Peters - Flo Hockey - June 1st: "Michkov has remarkable net sense, which makes him a scoring threat at all times. While Bedard has the best shot in the draft, Michkov may have the best understanding of how to score. He out-thinks goalies and opposing defenses and is always in an attack position in the offensive zone."

Corey Pronman - The Athletic - May 30th: "He has truly special offensive skill and hockey sense. His mind operates differently from other players in how he sees the play develop and he always seems to find ways to figure into scoring chances despite not being the biggest or fastest."

Steven Ellis - Daily Faceoff - May 29th: "Heís special, but since he has a KHL deal until 2026, NHL teams must be patient. Thereís always the chance he never comes over, but thatís a risk teams should be willing to take."

Jason Bukala - Sportsnet - May 5th: "He plays quick and fast. He's a threat off the rush, has a great stick, and makes plays in a phone booth. He's a potential difference maker offensively. Although he's not tall in stature, he's sturdy and rarely gets pushed off the play. "

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