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Prokhor
Poltapov

The first thing that stands out with Poltapov is his effort level and intensity at both ends of the ice. There are no wasted shifts for him, he looks to make a mark whenever he is on the ice. Without possession, he is a disruptive presence who is adept at stripping the opposition and turning…

Date of Birth
February 1, 2003
Position
Right Wing
Height
5'10"
Draft Year
2021
Place of Birth
St. Petersburg, RUS  
Shoots
Left
Weight
161 lbs
Draft Result
2/33 (BUF)
DATE PLAYER NAME LEAGUE AUTHOR
May 5/21 Poltapov Prokhor 22062 – Russia vs. Czech Republic WJC-18 by Derek Neumeier View Report
Apr 16/21 Poltapov Prokhor 21958 – MHC Spartak vs. Krasnaya Armiya MHL by Brandon Holmes View Report
Apr 14/21 Poltapov Prokhor 21943 – Krylja Sovetov 2 vs. Krasnaya Armiya MHL by Josh Bell View Report
Nov 4/20 Poltapov Prokhor 21239 – Dynamo St. Petersburg 2 vs. Krasnaya Armiya MHL by Donesh Mazloum View Report
Nov 2/20 Poltapov Prokhor 21196 – Krasnaya Armiya vs. Riga 2 MHL by Josh Bell View Report

Career Stats

Season Team League GP G A TP PPG +/- PIM
2020-2021 Krasnaya Armiya Moskva mhl 51 21 20 41 0.8 20 26
2019-2020 Krasnaya Armiya Moskva mhl 23 8 4 12 0.52 12 10
July 25, 2021
BELL CURVE: Grades for each team at the 2021 Draft
July 24, 2021
2021 NHL Draft Tracker
July 23, 2021
FCHockey releases 2021 NHL Draft Guide
July 23, 2021
2021 NHL Draft – FCHockey’s Draft Directory
July 22, 2021
FCHockey’s FULL Seven-Round Staff Mock
July 21, 2021
Holmes 10 Takes: Pre-Draft Thoughts
July 7, 2021
FCHockey releases Final ranking for 2021 NHL Draft
May 13, 2021
Bell’s 10 Takes: World Under-18 Championship
May 10, 2021
Notebook: World U18s edition v3
May 5, 2021
World U18s: 3 Stars of the Semifinals
April 29, 2021
Holmes’ 10 Takes: Mailloux, Poltapov, Zellweger & More
April 25, 2021
World U18s: 10 2021-eligibles to watch
April 23, 2021
FC releases Spring ranking for 2021 NHL Draft
April 19, 2021
Notebook: Mailloux, Poltapov, Stankoven & More
April 18, 2021
Chibrikov, Michkov lead Russian roster for U18s
April 15, 2021
Bell’s 10 Takes: Buium, Lambos, Under-18s & more
March 30, 2021
Holmes’ 10 Takes: Bedard, Cossa, Hughes & More
February 10, 2021
FCHockey releases Winter Ranking for 2021 NHL Draft
January 1, 2021
Prospect Spotlight: Prokhor Poltapov
December 4, 2020
FCHockey releases Preliminary ranking for 2021 NHL Draft

The first thing that stands out with Poltapov is his effort level and intensity at both ends of the ice. There are no wasted shifts for him, he looks to make a mark whenever he is on the ice. Without possession, he is a disruptive presence who is adept at stripping the opposition and turning turnovers into offence. He is a hound on the backcheck and is diligent in ensuring that he is on the right side of the puck. His combination of effort and smarts really serves him well in defensive coverage as he gives his mark very little time and space. Offensively, Poltapov brings that same aggressiveness to the table. He consistently goes to the dirty areas and grinds out space for himself and his linemates. He isn’t a big player however he plays physical and protects the puck well along the wall. He is very opportunistic when he has possession and if given an inch, he will take a mile. He possesses quick hands however doesn’t quite have the separation speed to punish defenders who bite on his stick movement. He generally makes sounds decisions with the puck and shows some creativity in his passes, however he also struggles with finish and can get a little bit of tunnel vision around the net front. His ability to control the puck in traffic is among the best in this entire draft class, as he can easily and quickly swing it wide of his body or deftly maneuver it through sticks and skates. He has a true attacker’s mentality with the puck, willing to drive forward and push the pace. He really shines with his exits and entries on the power play when he has the extra space. He tracks the play well without the puck and has the stick precision to pickpocket it from opponents, though his short strides and so-so quickness make it a little difficult for him to get close enough to opponents at times. His wrist shot is really dangerous from the circles, with good accuracy, some power and a tricky release to read. The can be times in the defensive end where he shows a lack of commitment, although he seems competitive enough that he’ll put in that work later at the higher levels when he realizes that he can’t get by without giving one hundred percent.

– FCHockey’s 2021 NHL Draft Guide