Fedotov is an offensive winger who has the potential do something spectacular every time the puck is on his stick. His high-end skill and confidence with the puck make him a threat off the rush. He leans more into shooting than playmaking but can do both fairly well. His shot is easily his best asset,…
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Fedotov is an offensive winger who has the potential do something spectacular every time the puck is on his stick. His high-end skill and confidence with the puck make him a threat off the rush. He leans more into shooting than playmaking but can do both fairly well. His shot is easily his best asset, as he has good mechanics with both his wrist shot and slap shot, and he really puts a lot of heat on them. Displays good instincts and decision-making about when to shoot, and will try dekes and toe drags and inside cuts to get himself into better shooting positions. Seems to have good playmaking sense, finding his teammates occasionally with nice short-range passes in traffic. With all of his offensive tools he has very interesting upside as a power play specialist. However, he surprisingly fights the puck at times, and his long-range passes are far too weak and slow. He is overall quite weak and frail, and it really hurts him, as he has trouble sometimes hanging on to pucks, winning puck battles, fighting through checks, exerting power through his skating and staying on his feet when opponents make contact with him. Needs time and space to be effective, which he wouldn’t have as much of in North America. There is some room for improvement that could be made with enough time in the gym, which could help him, but it’s hard to gauge exactly how stronger he will be able to get because he doesn’t have a very substantial frame. He isn’t lazy about defending, as he understand where he needs to go and what he needs to do and will apply himself fairly well, he’s just ineffective because of his lack of strength. Fedotov is a real boom-or-bust prospect who has enough skill to succeed one day if he can somehow find a way to get his strength and conditioning up to an acceptable level.