Prospect Need to Know: Rodion Amirov has the moves and the psyche
One of the top Russians accessible in the 2020 draft class, he says something regarding worldwide experience, playing for his old neighborhood KHL group and our possibility master’s preferred Ufa nibble food.Rodion Amirov|Matt Hiscox PhotographyIt’s somewhat entertaining that when I asked right winger Rodion Amirov what part of his game he needed to enhance, he said “speed,” since he watches quite fast out there as of now. In any case, it was likewise evident that the adolescent pays attention to his art.
Amirov, who was in Canada for the CHL-Russia arrangement, played five games for the Russians and scored three points. It was a pleasant appearing for a possibility who has just shown a grip quality in his juvenile vocation, which he matches with an incredible arrangement of hands and a general trickiness with the puck.
Through an interpreter, Amirov discussed how significant the mid year Hlinka-Gretzky competition (where Russia won bronze) was for his advancement.
“It was my first huge competition for Team Russia,” he said. “Obviously I was apprehensive, yet it was an enormous encounter and after that it was simpler to get to the global stage.”
In spite of the fact that the Russians will in general go with more seasoned players for the genuine world junior group, it was great to see Amirov get an opportunity to flaunt his game in the CHL-Russia arrangement and he was engaged when I made up for lost time with him part of the way through the competition in Kitchener.
“It’s a major obligation,” he said. “I need to show that I’m ready to play at this level. The majority of the young men are greater, so I need to get the trust of the training staff.”
Back home, Amirov has just made his KHL debut, getting into 12 games with his old neighborhood group, Salavat Yulaev Ufa.
“Clearly it’s a significant privilege to play for your host group and I am appreciative administration enabled me to,” he said. “You need to try sincerely with the goal that you’re not simply the person from Ufa on the Ufa group, yet to be a significant piece of the squad. I anticipate procuring my spot.”
Amirov has additionally played at the lesser and ranch group level this season and had achievement. Be that as it may, since I’ve been to Salavat’s field during the 2013 world youngsters, I needed to get some information about my snack bar top pick, the meat pies known as Vak Balish.
“Truly, that is a piece of our character,” Amirov said. “It is delectable.”
A major fanatic of NHLers, for example, Nikita Kucherov and Patrick Kane, Amirov unquestionably has the ability to be a first-rounder in the draft this late spring. At the present time he’s thin, however the casing is nice and he surely has space to put weight and muscle on it. In particular, the child has a great disposition in his way to deal with the game.
“You need to play great protectively to play repulsively, so that is the thing that I attempt to do,” he said. “I generally attempt to play to support my group.”
Here are 10 other 2020 draft possibilities making clamor at the present time:
Mavrik Bourque, C, Shawinigan Cataractes (QMJHL): Blessed with an incredible shot, Bourque has been one of the more risky players in the ‘Q’ with 33 focuses in 21 games, remembering nine for his previous three.
Jan Bednar, G, Banik Sokolov (Cze.): On credit from Karlovy Vary in the top Czech League, Bednar is getting great experience against men. Globally, he stood apart as of late with a .954 spare rate and 1.46 objectives against normal in two games at the Five Nations in Sweden.
Emil Andrae, D, HV71 (Swe.): Led the Five Nations in blueline scoring with four points in four games. The capable D-man has 17 in 18 for HV71 junior group and can make folks look senseless with his puckhandling abilities.
Brendan Brisson, C, Chicago Steel (USHL): Very savvy, extremely talented. The child of operator Pat Brisson is a Michigan submit, who has posted 18 focuses in 16 games, tying him for fourth in the association. He was simply named USHL forward of the week, as well.
Ozzy Wiesblatt, RW, Prince Albert Raiders (WHL): Can’t show improvement over Wiesblatt’s ongoing exertion against Calgary, where he had the game-tying objective and the OT champ. The child can truly dash through traffic and Wiesblatt is doing 26 focuses in 22 games.
Jack Quinn, RW, Ottawa (**********’s) (OHL): A point for each gamer with huge physicality and skating capacity, Quinn has bunches of aptitude and extraordinary hand-eye co-appointment too.
Primo Self, RW, Cowichan Valley Capitals (BCHL): A clever player with extraordinary snappiness, Self is a Miami submit who has set up 18 focuses in 21 games with the Capitals.
Artisan Langenbrunner, D, Eden Prairie Eagles (Minn. HS): The Minnesota secondary educational season starts this week and I’m charmed by Jamie Langenbrunner’s child. Artisan has an incredible edge to expand on and excellent versatility. He’s a Harvard submit.
Thomas Bordeleau, C, U.S. NTDP (USHL): The top-scoring player on the NTDP, Bordeleau is a Michigan submit who has set up 22 focuses in 20 games and been reliable for the Americans.
Juuso Maenpaa, C, Jokerit (Fin.): Small yet speedy, Maenpaa had seven points in four games at the Five Nations, second just to Kasper Simontaival. Averaging a help for every game back home.
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Labels: prospect need to know, nhl draftConnect: About the AuthorRyan KennedyRyan Kennedy is the partner senior essayist and draft/prospect master at The Hockey News. He has been with the distribution since 2005 and in that length, Don Cherry, Lil Jon and The Rock have all called his home. He lives in Toronto with his better half and children where he tunes in to uproarious music and gathers NCAA flags.