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Ruslan
Gazizov

Ruslan Gazizov is highly-skilled player who struggled to adjust to the North American style a bit in his first year making the jump. When you see him play you can see the offensive gifts – he’s a talented skater with high-end puck skills but just hasn’t quite figured out how to put everything together yet.…

Date of Birth
January 21, 2004
Position
Right Wing
Height
5'11"
Draft Year
2022
Place of Birth
Aznakayevo, RUS  
Shoots
Left
Weight
180 lbs
Draft Result
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DATE PLAYER NAME LEAGUE AUTHOR
May 9/22 Gazizov Ruslan 23852 – Kitchener vs. London OHL by Olivia McArter View Report
Mar 25/22 Gazizov Ruslan 23631 – Team White vs. Team Red CHL TPG by Joseph Aleong View Report
Nov 24/21 Gazizov Ruslan 22843 – London vs. Kitchener OHL by Olivia McArter View Report
Aug 30/21 Gazizov Ruslan 22404 – Sweden vs. Russia HLINKA by FCHockey Staff View Report
Aug 26/21 Gazizov Ruslan 22397 – Russia vs. Sweden HLINKA by Olivia McArter View Report

Career Stats

Season Team League GP G A TP PPG +/- PIM
2021-2022 London Knights ohl 54 10 18 28 0.52 -6 22
2020-2021 Omskie Yastreby mhl 13 3 1 4 0.31 0 6
June 27, 2022
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March 11, 2022
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February 15, 2022
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February 1, 2022
FCHockey releases Midterm ranking for 2022 NHL Draft
December 2, 2021
FCHockey releases Winter ranking for 2022 NHL Draft
August 9, 2021
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Ruslan Gazizov is highly-skilled player who struggled to adjust to the North American style a bit in his first year making the jump. When you see him play you can see the offensive gifts – he’s a talented skater with high-end puck skills but just hasn’t quite figured out how to put everything together yet. He has a lot of speed in his stride and the ability to move laterally with ease at his top speed, making it tough for defenders to slow him down when he gets moving through the neutral zone. He’s comfortable making high-risk moves in traffic because he knows his puck skills and speed give him the ability to pull off any shake he wants to make. He has the dual threat of solid playmaking ability and a high-quality shot that allow him to freeze the defenders when he attacks off the rush. While he has the upside and skill to be a great NHL player, his consistency and engagement level wavered at times throughout the season. He will have shifts where he’s engaged and one of the best players on the ice, but then disappear the next shift and have no impact on the game whatsoever. When he’s engaged and is on his game, there isn’t a play he can’t make. But when he’s off his game, he struggles to play with intensity, misses easy passes and struggles with his puck control. The inconsistency will scare some teams from taking a player with his skillset earlier than the middle or late rounds of the draft, but there’s no denying the skill and offensive potential he possesses. If Gazizov can find a way to keep himself engaged more consistently, there’s no denying he can become an effective middle-six scoring forward for whoever takes a shot on him in the draft. That is, however, a pretty big if.


– FCHockey’s 2022 NHL Draft Guide