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Kirill
Kudryavtsev

Kirill Kudryatsev is a very skilled two-way defender who plays a mature and patient game. His ability to react to loose pucks, take advantage of opponent’s mistakes, get his stick into lanes, and straight up steal pucks is very impressive. He makes great decisions off the puck in the offensive zone, understanding where and when…

Date of Birth
February 5, 2004
Position
Defense
Height
6'0"
Draft Year
2022
Place of Birth
Yaroslavl, RUS  
Shoots
Left
Weight
200 lbs
Draft Result
7/208 (VAN)
DATE PLAYER NAME LEAGUE AUTHOR
Jun 15/22 Kudryavtsev Kirill 23974 – Flint vs. Sault Ste. Marie OHL by Joseph Aleong View Report
Dec 23/21 Kudryavtsev Kirill 23014 – Sault Ste. Marie vs. North Bay OHL by Sebastian Death View Report
Nov 1/21 Kudryavtsev Kirill 22728 – Sault Ste. Marie vs. Kitchener OHL by Olivia McArter View Report
Oct 23/21 Kudryavtsev Kirill 22667 – Sault Ste. Marie vs. North Bay OHL by Josh Bell View Report
Aug 25/21 Kudryavtsev Kirill 22393 – Sweden vs. Russia HLINKA by Brandon Holmes View Report

Career Stats

Season Team League GP G A TP PPG +/- PIM
2022-2023 Soo Greyhounds ohl 21 2 13 15 0.71 1 4
2021-2022 Soo Greyhounds ohl 68 5 34 39 0.57 13 10
2020-2021 Loko Yaroslavl mhl 20 2 5 7 0.35 18 8
2020-2021 Loko-76 Yaroslavl nmhl 10 1 3 4 0.4 7 2
July 9, 2022
Each team’s haul at the 2022 NHL Draft
July 8, 2022
FCHockey’s 2022 NHL Draft Tracker

Kirill Kudryatsev is a very skilled two-way defender who plays a mature and patient game. His ability to react to loose pucks, take advantage of opponent’s mistakes, get his stick into lanes, and straight up steal pucks is very impressive. He makes great decisions off the puck in the offensive zone, understanding where and when to be aggressive with his pinches and when to hold off and retreat to defensive positioning. While his positioning is strong, his lack of high-end skating ability can expose him when defending against quicker players on the rush and when he gives his assignment too much space in the defensive zone. He doesn’t have the speed to recover. Once he’s beat, he is beat and there’s little he can do to stop it. In his own zone, he can drift towards the puck, moving himself out of position and leaving an open man behind him – allowing for quality scoring chances against. The mobility will be his biggest concern going forward. Despite having the skill and patience to make plays, the inability to push the pace of play and consistently defend against speed will hinder his potential. Improving on the skating ability and his processing speed will help him adjust to higher levels of play quicker. There’s a lot in his game to like, and the right situation will be key for him. Patience and time in his program will be required to develop him into a full-time NHLer more than most of his peers, but he has the potential to be a nice depth piece who plays a majority of his minutes at five-on-five. The puck skills are certainly adequate, but he has a lot of mobility issues that will cause him to fall in the draft and limit his long-term potential. He makes sense as a late-round gamble in the draft.


– FCHockey’s 2022 NHL Draft Guide