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Matvei
Petrov

Petrov is a high-volume triggerman who is a threat to score in multiple ways. He has a quick wrist shot, ha clean one-timer, and an accurate backhand in tight. His shots come off of his stick with lightning quickness and great accuracy, though they’re currently lacking power. His hands are light and limber, which allow…

Date of Birth
March 12, 2003
Position
Left Wing
Height
6'1"
Draft Year
2021
Place of Birth
Gus-Khrustalny, RUS  
Shoots
Right
Weight
163 lbs
Draft Result
6/180 (EDM)
DATE PLAYER NAME LEAGUE AUTHOR
Apr 27/21 Petrov Matvei 22007 – Team USA vs. Russia WJC-18 by Austin Broad View Report
Apr 14/21 Petrov Matvei 21945 – Krylja Sovetov 2 vs. Krasnaya Armiya MHL by Josh Bell View Report
Jan 25/21 Petrov Matvei 21625 – MHK Dynamo vs. Krylia Sovetov MHL by Brandon Holmes View Report
Nov 16/20 Petrov Matvei 21320 – Dynamo St. Petersburg vs. Krylya Sovetov MHL by Derek Neumeier View Report

Career Stats

Season Team League GP G A TP PPG +/- PIM
2020-2021 MHK Krylia Sovetov Moskva mhl 46 17 16 33 0.72 3 10
2019-2020 MHK Krylia Sovetov Moskva mhl 21 5 4 9 0.43 1 8
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Petrov is a high-volume triggerman who is a threat to score in multiple ways. He has a quick wrist shot, ha clean one-timer, and an accurate backhand in tight. His shots come off of his stick with lightning quickness and great accuracy, though they’re currently lacking power. His hands are light and limber, which allow him to tweak and disguise the release point of his wrist shot. Petrov’s puck protection is very advanced, sweeping it cleanly from one side of his body to the other or pulling it behind his body to help beat a defender one-on-one. He’s quite light and agile on his feet, showcasing quick acceleration and plenty of ease while changing direction sharply or cutting east to west. He passes well on the forehand and the backhand. Petrov positions himself well in the defensive zone, tracks the play accurately, and makes great decisions about when to extend his reach for a pokecheck. While carrying the puck, Petrov possesses strong mobility and can find open space on the ice with good edgework and puck skills, however, there are instances where his first-step quickness is somewhat lacking and in turn limited how well he can stop and start and accelerate. He’s still pretty skinny and lacking in muscle, but he has a tall frame, so there is room for growth. As to be expected from a player in Petrov’s weight class, he is fairly easily knocked off the puck and can lose physical battles. His lack of strength can affect his shot as well, as he isn’t quite able to get a ton of power behind his wrist shot. For a player that generates a high number of shots, this will be an area that needs improvement. Despite his lack of strength, Petrov does play a fairly competitive style of game, unafraid of driving to high-danger, dirty areas of the ice in the offensive zone to get himself into shooting opportunities while also doing a good job of hounding pucks on the forecheck to cause turnovers. Though Petrov almost always opts to shoot in offensive situations, he does display some good playmaking ability particularly on the power play where he is able to make a superb cross-ice read and deliver a crisp pass for an easy one-time goal.

– FCHockey’s 2021 NHL Draft Guide