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Ilya
Nikolaev

The perfect blend of smarts and sandpaper, this two-way centerman plays in all game situations and can hold his own. His skating needs improvement and while it isn’t terrible, he needs to improve on his form. He plays with a buzz and has a high-energy pace to his game. He understands the position very well…

Date of Birth
June 26, 2001
Position
Center
Height
6'0.0
Draft Year
2019
Place of Birth
Yaroslavl, RUS  
Shoots
Left
Weight
190 lbs
Draft Result
3/88 (CGY)
DATE PLAYER NAME LEAGUE AUTHOR
Jan 27/22 Nikolaev Ilya 23302 – Tri-City vs. Des Moines USHL by Josh Thomas View Report
Aug 1/19 Nikolaev Ilya D3029 – 2019 NHL Draft Guide by FCHockey Staff View Summary
Sep 23/18 Nikolaev Ilya 19771 – Nizhny Novgorod vs. Yaroslavl MHL by FCHockey Staff View Report
Aug 11/18 Nikolaev Ilya 19680 – Hlinka Gretzky Review HLINKA by Donesh Mazloum View Summary
Oct 15/11 Nikolaev Ilya 10056 – Blainville-Boisbriand vs. Cape Breton QMJHL by FCHockey Staff View Report

Career Stats

Season Team League GP G A TP PPG +/- PIM
2021-2022 Tri-City Storm ushl 38 13 30 43 1.13 24 41
2020-2021 Buran Voronezh vhl 37 7 6 13 0.35 1 32
2020-2021 Loko Yaroslavl mhl 21 8 10 18 0.86 16 18
2019-2020 Loko Yaroslavl mhl 53 17 15 32 0.6 18 22
2019-2020 Loko-Yunior Yaroslavl nmhl 2 0 1 1 0.5 1 0
2018-2019 Loko Yaroslavl mhl 41 10 15 25 0.61 3 26
2018-2019 Loko-76 Yaroslavl nmhl 3 1 1 2 0.67 4 2
2017-2018 Loko Yaroslavl mhl 3 0 1 1 0.33 1 0
2017-2018 Loko-76 Yaroslavl nmhl 20 6 7 13 0.65 10 14

The perfect blend of smarts and sandpaper, this two-way centerman plays in all game situations and can hold his own. His skating needs improvement and while it isn’t terrible, he needs to improve on his form. He plays with a buzz and has a high-energy pace to his game. He understands the position very well and is always in the right position at both ends of the ice. While he isn’t a very punishing player when it comes to his physicality, he does use his strength effectively. Clever when it comes to creating plays, he is quick to spring his teammates on the attack. Hard to play against, it’s not easy for opponents to strip the puck from him. He has quick edges and is strong on his feet but needs to accelerate quicker. With that said, he has a simple and effective presence in the offensive zone and works as hard on his backcheck as he does his forecheck. Without the puck, he is solid and dependable and can be relied upon in his own zone to block shots, close lanes and apply pressure at the right times. Although he isn’t flashy, he is simple and reliable and can be used in all situations. Team leader on and off the ice and plays with an energy that is infectious to his teammates.

– FCHockey’s 2019 NHL Draft Guide