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Ilya
Ivantsov

Ivantsov can be an absolute stud defensively some games, which makes you wonder why that doesn’t happen in all of them. At times he displays an elite understanding of how play is unfolding in his own end and what he can do to defend it. He’s not a big teen at all, but his positioning…

Date of Birth
January 27, 2003
Position
Height
5'10"
Draft Year
2021
Place of Birth
 
Shoots
Right
Weight
154 lbs
Draft Result
PENDING
DATE PLAYER NAME LEAGUE AUTHOR
Nov 3/20 Ivantsov Ilya 21224 – SKA-1946 vs. Krasnaya Armiya MHL by Derek Neumeier View Report
Oct 28/20 Ivantsov Ilya 21190 – SKA-1946 vs. Dynamo St. Petersburg 2 MHL by Josh Bell View Report

Career Stats

Season Team League GP G A TP PPG +/- PIM
2020-2021 SKA St. Petersburg khl 1 0 0 0 0 -2 0
2020-2021 SKA-1946 St. Petersburg mhl 42 8 20 28 0.67 20 37
2019-2020 SKA-1946 St. Petersburg mhl 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019-2020 SKA-Varyagi im. Morozova mhl 32 4 6 10 0.31 0 2
July 23, 2021
FCHockey releases 2021 NHL Draft Guide
July 23, 2021
2021 NHL Draft – FCHockey’s Draft Directory
July 7, 2021
FCHockey releases Final ranking for 2021 NHL Draft
December 4, 2020
FCHockey releases Preliminary ranking for 2021 NHL Draft

Ivantsov can be an absolute stud defensively some games, which makes you wonder why that doesn’t happen in all of them. At times he displays an elite understanding of how play is unfolding in his own end and what he can do to defend it. He’s not a big teen at all, but his positioning is sharp and he’s really good with his stick. Comes out of 50/50 battles with the puck more often than not, but given his lack of strength that success might not translate well to higher levels. Unsurprisingly, he is good on the penalty kill as well, understanding how to minimize dangerous chances against with proper positioning and smart stick work. Plays with a lot of focus and intensity, hustling and throwing his body around to send a message. Wears a letter for Russia internationally, suggesting leadership abilities. Is the type of player who is trusted by his coaches. Doesn’t get a lot of offensive opportunities, as he’s not overly fast or agile. Can be slow to accelerate. His hands seem like they could use improvement, as puck bobbles and misplays aren’t uncommon. Can be shy as a puck carrier, instead deferring a little too much to his teammates, no matter the empty ice in front of him or how much time he has. He can occasionally set up some very nice plays with some excellent passing ability, but only when he has a comfortable amount of time and space, which he won’t have often if he ever comes to North America. You’d like to see more fearlessness in his game when driving the play instead of being a passenger. It’s always hard to write off prospects if they display strong mental elements to their game, but Ivantsov’s physical elements will need to come a long way in order for him to ever have a shot at the NHL.

– FCHockey’s 2021 NHL Draft Guide