FC Rank 144
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Matvei
Averochkin

Averochkin is an easy player to spot on the ice as he is an absolutely towering individual. While his size is the first thing that stands out, his skill level is also apparent. His reach and his ability to read the play allow him to get a ton of puck touches, which obviously helps defensively,…

Date of Birth
May 15, 2003
Position
Center
Height
6'6"
Draft Year
2021
Place of Birth
Moskva, RUS  
Shoots
Left
Weight
210 lbs
Draft Result
UNDRAFTED
DATE PLAYER NAME LEAGUE AUTHOR
Nov 3/20 Averochkin Matvei 21222 – SKA 1946 vs. Krasnaya Armiya MHL by Derek Neumeier View Report
Nov 3/20 Averochkin Matvei 21221 – MHC Spartak vs. Krasnaya Armiya MHL by Derek Neumeier View Report
Nov 2/20 Averochkin Matvei 21205 – Dynamo St. Petersburg 2 vs. Krasnaya Armiya MHL by Donesh Mazloum View Report

Career Stats

Season Team League GP G A TP PPG +/- PIM
2020-2021 Krasnaya Armiya Moskva mhl 48 12 8 20 0.42 5 20
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
February 10, 2021
FCHockey releases Winter Ranking for 2021 NHL Draft
December 4, 2020
FCHockey releases Preliminary ranking for 2021 NHL Draft

Averochkin is an easy player to spot on the ice as he is an absolutely towering individual. While his size is the first thing that stands out, his skill level is also apparent. His reach and his ability to read the play allow him to get a ton of puck touches, which obviously helps defensively, as he’s able to disrupt what his opponents are doing and make steals. And when he has to make a play with the puck he’s also quite proficient. His ability to change the point of attack with his long reach makes it difficult for defenders to lock him down as he’s always a threat to create a passing lane. He also shows flashes of vision and has a soft touch when feathering passes into space. He can receive passes smoothly, as well as protect the puck and skate with it until he’s in a better position, whether that’s entering the zone or opening up a bit of space to start a cycle. His cycle game is excellent, using his size, reach and hand-eye coordination to play keep-away. He can also make a few fancy moves with the puck to dust it off before taking a shot. Plays with a good motor for a big guy, often applying pressure on the play from the start of his shift to the end of it, even if he has to go end to end. Comes back low into his own zone to help defend. Spends much of his ice time at center, which is always a bonus. He needs to improve his ability to handle the puck closer to his body when necessary. His skating stride doesn’t have any glaring issues, however, his movement as a whole feels laggy and slightly in slow motion. Acceleration is a problem, but luckily he can protect the puck when defenders are on his back. He gets caught watching the play in his own zone too much. Gets beaten physically and still needs to add a lot of strength, and to unlock his full potential he needs to use his frame far better.

– FCHockey’s 2021 NHL Draft Guide