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Kirill
Kirsanov

Kirsanov is a very confident and poised defenseman when the puck is on his stick. He looks like he has ice in his veins, and is able to stickhandle the puck through traffic and around forechecking pressure to help his team exit the zone. Very good hockey sense and decision making under pressure, he shows…

Date of Birth
September 19, 2002
Position
Defense
Height
6'1"
Draft Year
2021
Place of Birth
Tver, RUS  
Shoots
Left
Weight
198 lbs
Draft Result
3/84 (LAK)
DATE PLAYER NAME LEAGUE AUTHOR
Jan 5/21 Kirsanov Kirill 21528 – Canada vs. Russia WJC-20 by Olivia McArter View Report
Jan 4/21 Kirsanov Kirill 21525 – Russia vs. Sweden WJC-20 by Derek Neumeier View Report
Jan 2/21 Kirsanov Kirill 21516 – Russia vs. Team USA WJC-20 by Josh Bell View Report
Dec 31/20 Kirsanov Kirill 21502 – Russia vs. Sweden WJC-20 by FCHockey Staff View Report
Nov 9/20 Kirsanov Kirill 21270 – Russia vs. Czech Republic Karjala Cup by Josh Bell View Report
Nov 3/20 Kirsanov Kirill 21223 – SKA-1946 vs. Krasnaya Armiya MHL by Derek Neumeier View Report
Oct 28/20 Kirsanov Kirill 21191 – 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 24 0 2 2 0.08 -2 0
2020-2021 SKA-1946 St. Petersburg mhl 8 0 3 3 0.38 3 4
2020-2021 SKA-Neva St. Petersburg vhl 4 1 1 2 0.5 5 2
2019-2020 SKA-1946 St. Petersburg mhl 40 4 9 13 0.33 26 12
July 25, 2021
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July 23, 2021
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July 22, 2021
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July 22, 2021
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February 13, 2021
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February 10, 2021
FCHockey releases Winter Ranking for 2021 NHL Draft
January 3, 2021
Notebook: 2021 WJC Edition V2
January 2, 2021
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December 22, 2020
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December 4, 2020
FCHockey releases Preliminary ranking for 2021 NHL Draft

Kirsanov is a very confident and poised defenseman when the puck is on his stick. He looks like he has ice in his veins, and is able to stickhandle the puck through traffic and around forechecking pressure to help his team exit the zone. Very good hockey sense and decision making under pressure, he shows very little panic. He can receive passes well enough and makes a reasonable first pass. Nice use of crossovers in his skating. Well balanced, strong on his feet. Good shoulder checks when picking up the puck to find his next move. Shows some impressive angling along the boards when defending the rush to cut off his opponent’s space. What is frustrating about Kirsanov, though, is that he plays with barely any pace. It’s one thing to be calm, but he rarely pushes the pace or exerts that last bit of effort that can turn a 50-50 situation into something positive. His play without the puck in his own zone is far too lackadaisical, with opposing teams cycling the puck around and generating chances far too easily. Needs to work on his pivots and turns, and to get quicker retrieving pucks. Every now and again he can read the play well enough to intercept a pass or make him an open pass-reception option, but it’s not really enough to make up for his lack of pace and effort. Has some good stick work to get in the shooting lane, constantly looking to make something happen, but his shot doesn’t really look like a weapon. There’s very little creativity to his game in transition or at the offensive blueline, he almost always defers to the obvious, safe play. Doesn’t get full extension in his stride and his first couple of steps will need to be worked on going forward. Feet look way too heavy at times. Despite playing in the KHL as a teenager there are a lot of questions about his long-term NHL upside.

– FCHockey’s 2021 NHL Draft Guide