2017 NHL Entry Draft

Kirill Maksimov

KIRILL MAKSIMOVRussia

EDMONTON • ROUND: 5 OVERALL: 146

 

Previous Team: Niagara IceDogs (OHL)

Hockey Draft Central Ranking: No. 100

Vital Statistics

Position: RW • Height: 6-2¼ • Weight: 192 • Shoots: Right
Birthdate: June 1, 1999 • Hometown: Moscow, Russia

Additional Information

Current Status: ACTIVE | STATS
Previous: Toronto Jr. Canadiens (Ont. Bantam); Saginaw (OHL)
OHL Priority Selection: 2015 by Saginaw (Round 2, No. 38 Overall)
OHL Debut: Sept. 24, 2015 (Saginaw vs. Flint)
First OHL Goal: Oct. 24, 2015 (Saginaw at Erie)

IN THE NEWS:
Play-Making Skills Are Truly Underrated
Traded to Niagara in OHL Deadline Deal
Lives in Canada, Plays for Team Russia

Quotes from Major Draft Guides

• "An intriguing player with promising puck skills and a nice shot, Maksimov went through stretches last year (after being traded to Niagara) where he looked like the best player on the ice." (McKeen's Draft Preview)

• "A good-size player, he has very good skills. Excellent hands, passing, and shooting. He can make plays and score. Needs to improve his on the boards in the defensive zone. Needs to be more reliable with the puck. ... Big upside." (Phil Myre, ISS Scout)

• "Shoot-first winger with good size and intriguing potential. ... Possesses an intriguing combination of size and skill, which makes him a versatile threat offensively. Maksimov's best offensive tool is his shot.It’s a shot that comes off a quickly and with a deceptive release. His shot also possesses strong velocity and accuracy." (HockeyProspect.com Black Book)