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Ivan Demidov Profile


Ivan Demidov
Ht/Wt: 5'11"/180 lbs
Position: LW/RW
Team: SKA (MHL)



Ivan Demidov's Player Profile

Jason Bukala - Sportsnet - June 11th: "Hes a top line prospect who plays with pace and skill. His hockey sense is off the charts offensively, but hes also the kind of player who extends plays along the boards and drives to the crease."

Adam Kimelman - NHL.com - June 11th: "The 18-year-old dominated Russia's junior league, showcasing his dynamic offensive skill set and outstanding skating, and he'll likely get the chance next season to test those skills in the KHL. Demidov is under contract with SKA St. Petersburg through the 2024-25 season."

Mike Morreale - NHL.com - June 11th: "The 18-year-old left-handed shot is one of the most naturally skilled players in this draft class. He possesses smarts and adapts well in stride."

Chris Peters - Flo Hockey - June 3rd: "He was a dominant force, but his lack of KHL games and an inability to get live viewings of him against top peers in international competition like his predecessors does create an element of risk with Demidov. To the eye, however, hes a natural shot-pass threat player who always seems to make the right read and finishes plays with regularity."

Scott Wheeler - The Athletic - June 3: "And while his skating in straight lines doesn't always look smooth, he's still a fast skater and very shifty side to side. He's got elite handling (though he can get himself into trouble trying to beat two or three guys in a crowd, he also often beats multiple guys in a sequence) and made more one-on-one skill plays this season (including, unabated, in the postseason) than almost any prospect I've scouted for any draft."

Corey Pronman - The Athletic - May 28th: "He's a powerful but awkward-looking skater though, who is a bit knock kneed and reliant on his edge work but gets around okay. He's not the biggest winger as well so there is some question about how his game will translate to higher levels."

Steven Ellis - Daily Faceoff - May 28th: "From a pure talent perspective, were seeing one of the most creative, speedy and offensively dominant forwards out of Russia weve seen in years up around the Matvei Michkov echelon."

Sebastian High - Dobber Prospects - Apr. 20th: "He is the most dynamic, versatile, and creative handler weve seen come through the draft in recent years, in large part due to his mind and hands consistently functioning at the same pace, whether he ups the pace or shifts down the gears to make use of the space he creates for himself."

Central Scouting - Apr. 16th: "Can play center or wing. A two-way competitor with excellent offensive instincts and a winning attitude. A tremendous skater, excellent puck handler and passer with a great selection of shots. "

Tony Ferrari - The Hockey News - Apr. 15th: "If you want a player with elite creativity, a high degree of taking chances and a habit of making highlight-reel plays, Demidov is your guy. He plays a high-octane brand of hockey that puts defenders in bad spots because he combines agility, vision and creative passing ability. "

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