2017 NHL Entry Draft

Maksim Zhukov




Previous Team: Green Bay Gamblers (USHL)

Hockey Draft Central Ranking: No. 85

Vital Statistics

Position: G • Height: 6-2½ • Weight: 188 • Catches: Left
Birthdate: July 22, 1999 • Hometown: Kaliningrad, Russia

Additional Information

Current Status: ACTIVE | STATS
Previous Team: Yaroslavl (Russia U17)
USHL Draft: 2016 by Green Bay (Round 3, No. 40 Overall)
USHL Debut: Sept. 23, 2016 (Green Bay vs. Madison)
First USHL Win: Sept. 23, 2016 (Green Bay vs. Madison)

A Butterfly Style with Exceptional Agility
Won First USHL Start in Season-Opener
Opts to Pursue Career in North America

Quotes from Major Draft Guides

• "Aggressive goalie with great size can sometimes overcommit, get scrambly." (Hockey News Draft Preview)

• "Very good size. Erect body while in his butterfly, covering the top of the net. Good lateral movement and anticipation. Tracks the puck through traffic well. Strong power push while on his knees. Tends to play deep in net. Has a wide stance. Controls rebounds well. Needs to be more consistent." (Phil Myre, ISS Scout)

• "The Russian netminder was excellent at last year’s Under-17 tournament, and then not so good in the Under-18's. Highly touted at the start of the season, as loads of scouts went to Green Bay to see teammate Casey Mittelstadt and also ended up leaving impressed with Zhukov. Athletic and promising, but has to stop letting in easy goals." (Recrutes.ca)

• "Does a good job staying big in his lateral movements, but has the tendency to over commit to one side or another at times. He tends to play a little deep in his crease, but his size and ability to stay big allows him to be successful. Zhukov covers the posts well and handles bad-angled shot well." (HockeyProspect.com Black Book)

• "Inconsistent, but very strong when he is on his game. A Russian playing in the USHL, Zhukov needs to improve his focus, but if he is not done in by a poor goal snowballing, will play a quiet game, minimizing second chances." (McKeen's Draft Preview)