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Kevin
Korchinski

Kevin Korchinski is one of the top offensive defensemen available in this year’s NHL Draft. He’s a magnificent skater who will dazzle you with his edgework and crossovers as he patrols the offensive blue line. He does a fantastic job of working the puck on the blue line and getting it towards the middle of…

Date of Birth
June 21, 2004
Position
Defense
Height
6'2"
Draft Year
2022
Place of Birth
Saskatoon, SK  
Shoots
Left
Weight
185 lbs
Draft Result
1/7 (CHI)
DATE PLAYER NAME LEAGUE AUTHOR
Apr 10/22 Korchinski Kevin 23717 – Portland vs. Seattle WHL by Derek Neumeier View Report
Jan 15/22 Korchinski Kevin 23201 – Portland vs. Seattle WHL by Josh Bell View Report
Dec 19/21 Korchinski Kevin 22938 – Seattle vs. Everett WHL by Joel Henderson View Report
Nov 29/21 Korchinski Kevin 22859 – Seattle vs. Kamloops WHL by Donesh Mazloum View Report
Nov 2/21 Korchinski Kevin 22734 – Seattle vs. Spokane WHL by View Report
Oct 15/21 Korchinski Kevin 22628 – Seattle vs. Spokane WHL by Derek Neumeier View Report
Oct 15/21 Korchinski Kevin 22626 – Seattle vs. Portland WHL by View Report

Career Stats

Season Team League GP G A TP PPG +/- PIM
2022-2023 Seattle Thunderbirds whl 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021-2022 Seattle Thunderbirds whl 67 4 61 65 0.97 36 40
2020-2021 Seattle Thunderbirds whl 23 0 10 10 0.43 -8 4
2019-2020 Seattle Thunderbirds whl 1 0 0 0 0 -2 0
July 12, 2022
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July 10, 2022
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July 9, 2022
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July 8, 2022
FCHockey’s 2022 NHL Draft Tracker
June 30, 2022
FCHockey’s full first round mock up of the 2022 NHL Draft
June 27, 2022
FCHockey releases Final ranking for the 2022 NHL Draft
June 5, 2022
Mock Draft: How the first 28 picks of the 2022 draft could shake out
May 12, 2022
Mock Draft: Taking a look at the post-NHL Draft Lottery landscape
April 5, 2022
FCHockey releases Spring Ranking for the 2022 NHL Draft
April 5, 2022
Slafkovsky, Korchinski rise in FCHockey’s Spring ranking
April 5, 2022
Five risers in FCHockey’s Spring ranking for the 2022 NHL Draft
March 23, 2022
CHL releases results from Top Prospects Game sports combine testing
March 11, 2022
Rosters set for CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game
February 15, 2022
Wright headlines participants in 2022 CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game
February 3, 2022
5 risers in FCHockey’s Midterm ranking for the 2022 NHL Draft
February 1, 2022
Wright retains, Cooley rises in FCHockey’s Midterm ranking for 2022 draft
February 1, 2022
FCHockey releases Midterm ranking for 2022 NHL Draft
January 21, 2022
Bell Curve: Analyzing the 2022 NHL Draft’s top defenders
December 2, 2021
Wright retains No. 1 spot in FCHockey’s Winter ranking
December 2, 2021
FCHockey releases Winter ranking for 2022 NHL Draft
November 22, 2021
Doing it Wright: The Way-Too-Early 2022 NHL Draft Mock
November 18, 2021
Scout Survey: Making sense of the first few months
October 1, 2021
FCHockey releases preliminary ranking for 2022 draft

Kevin Korchinski is one of the top offensive defensemen available in this year’s NHL Draft. He’s a magnificent skater who will dazzle you with his edgework and crossovers as he patrols the offensive blue line. He does a fantastic job of working the puck on the blue line and getting it towards the middle of the ice to get a better shot towards the net. He’s got a nice long stride and great acceleration, which allows him to retrieve pucks before anyone else. It also aids him in catching opponents off guard and closing the gap on them quickly. His puck-handling abilities are also a strong point of his game. If he gets the puck under pressure he’s able to shake them off with a quick spin, head-fake or some nice stick work and dance around them. He’s a solid passer who won’t miss any open options, but he also has the odd turnover when an easy option isn’t available, calling into question a little bit his ability or desire to keep things on the safer side at times. He is a highly intelligent player who plays at a high pace. While this is great when he or his team has the puck, when it comes to defending he can get a little over-zealous and lose his positioning. He also struggles at times when it comes to using his body to defend physically, though that’s an element that may simply come with time. One-on-one battles become a struggle if he’s not able to use his stick to strip someone. However, the good news with this is he has size and with lots of room on his large frame to beef up, which may help him tune the physical part of his game. Korchinski showed this season he’s got the potential to become a top-four defenseman in the NHL who could also contribute regularly on the power play.

– FCHockey’s 2022 NHL Draft Guide