FC Rank 39
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Pastujov makes the game look so simple as he maneuvers traffic and makes plays. He plays an effortless-looking game. Through this, he really excels in his deception on the ice, using his head, eyes, feet, change of direction, and change of pace – everything at his disposal – to throw defenders off his path. He…

Date of Birth
July 15, 2003
Left Wing
Draft Year
Place of Birth
Bradenton, FL  
175 lbs
Draft Result
3/66 (ANA)
Mar 3/22 Pastujov Sasha 23522 – Kitchener vs. Guelph OHL by Olivia McArter View Report
Apr 15/21 Pastujov Sasha 21951 – All-American Prospects Game AAPG by Joseph Aleong View Report
Mar 18/21 Pastujov Sasha 21811 – Chicago vs. USA U18 USHL by Josh Bell View Report
Feb 16/21 Pastujov Sasha 21724 – USA U18 vs. Arizona State NTDP by View Report
Jan 13/21 Pastujov Sasha 21567 – Youngstown vs. USA U18 USHL by Dylan Krill View Report
Dec 19/20 Pastujov Sasha 21476 – Dubuque vs. USA U18 USHL by FCHockey Staff View Report
Nov 2/20 Pastujov Sasha 21219 – USA U18 vs. Muskegon USHL by Dylan Galloway View Report

Career Stats

Season Team League GP G A TP PPG +/- PIM
2023-2024 San Diego Gulls ahl 11 0 3 3 0.27 -5 4
2022-2023 Guelph Storm ohl 14 11 8 19 1.36 -6 17
2022-2023 Sarnia Sting ohl 46 30 49 79 1.72 31 22
2021-2022 Guelph Storm ohl 65 34 42 76 1.17 -12 33
2020-2021 U.S. National U18 Team ntdp 41 30 35 65 1.59 20 18
2020-2021 USNTDP Juniors ushl 18 10 16 26 1.44 10 6
2019-2020 U.S. National U17 Team ntdp 49 14 36 50 1.02 -12 85
2019-2020 USNTDP Juniors ushl 29 9 17 26 0.9 -12 34
April 11, 2023
Draft eligible Colby Barlow featured in OHL coaches poll
August 7, 2022
Stramel named to Team USA’s entry for the World Juniors
March 14, 2022
Prospect Notebook: Pastujov, Askarov, Lucius, & More
January 4, 2022
Predicting Team USA at the 2023 World Juniors
December 23, 2021
All the details you need to know about the 2022 World Juniors
December 16, 2021
Bell Curve: 2022 World Juniors predictions
December 15, 2021
Beniers, Cooley to represent Team USA at World Juniors
July 30, 2021
The Tumble: Meet the fallers of the 2021 Draft
July 26, 2021
Scout Survey: Post 2021 NHL Draft
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 20, 2021
2021 NHL Mock Draft – FINAL EDITION
July 7, 2021
FCHockey releases Final ranking for 2021 NHL Draft
June 3, 2021
2021 NHL Mock Draft – Post Lottery Edition
May 13, 2021
Bell’s 10 Takes: World Under-18 Championship
May 11, 2021
10 risers from the 2021 Under-18s
May 6, 2021
2021 IIHF World Under-18s tournament awards
May 3, 2021
World U18s: 3 stars of the Quarterfinals
April 29, 2021
World U18s: 3 stars from Day 4
April 25, 2021
World U18s: Notable absences
April 25, 2021
World U18s: 10 2021-eligibles to watch
April 23, 2021
FC releases Spring ranking for 2021 NHL Draft
April 15, 2021
Lucius, Behrens lead USA’s U18 roster
April 8, 2021
Five Standouts from the All-American Prospects Game
April 7, 2021
Pastujov named All-American Prospects Game MVP
April 6, 2021
Five to watch at the All-American Prospects Game
March 30, 2021
Holmes’ 10 Takes: Bedard, Cossa, Hughes & More
March 23, 2021
Bell’s 10 Takes: Cossa, Dean, Morrow & More
March 18, 2021
Rosters set for 2021 All-American Game
February 10, 2021
FCHockey releases Winter Ranking for 2021 NHL Draft
January 20, 2021
Prospect Check-In: Sasha Pastujov of the USNTDP
January 18, 2021
Notebook: Gaudreau, Pastujov, Sillinger & More
January 3, 2021
FCHockey’s top-10 prospects of the month – December 2020
December 17, 2020
Prospect Spotlight: Sasha Pastujov
December 4, 2020
FCHockey releases Preliminary ranking for 2021 NHL Draft
November 25, 2020
2021 NHL Draft: 5 under-the-radar American players to watch

Pastujov makes the game look so simple as he maneuvers traffic and makes plays. He plays an effortless-looking game. Through this, he really excels in his deception on the ice, using his head, eyes, feet, change of direction, and change of pace – everything at his disposal – to throw defenders off his path. He carries the puck really well, holding it in his pocket away from the defender and using his body to create further separation. His patience under pressure is so impressive, still scanning the ice even with multiple attackers on him. He is a decent but not outstanding skater, showing good edgework and balance but lacking high-end power in his strides and displaying somewhat heavy feet. Pastujov struggles somewhat in defensive transition, as his acceleration leaves him behind the play more often than not. While he isn’t the most explosive skater on the rush, his vision and puckhandling skill allow him to dictate the pace of play and make defenders miss off the rush with a quick deke. His hands are so strong, carrying the puck well, having the ability to handle the puck in a phonebook, jumping into traffic and showing a strong ability to pull the puck out of those battles. He is a very creative and confident player with the puck, showing great patience and vision to open up passing lanes and create scoring chances. Pastujov has great offensive awareness, staying above the puck most times and showing an ability to draw pressure towards him before making a play to a nearby teammate. He has a knack for flashy passing and can thread small lanes through the slot when he’s given time to curl off the boards into open ice. He has a quick release on his wrist shot and is a threat on his off-wing, showing an accurate one-timer that makes him a threat on the rush or on the power play. His awareness makes him a reliable defensive player most of the time, getting some looks on the penalty kill and displaying decent body positioning when playing in his zone. He can struggle in his finishing at times, getting a lot of high-danger chances in close and shooting it wide or just not getting the right shot off. Other times, when down a goal especially, he can come up clutch when the pressure is on.

– FCHockey’s 2021 NHL Draft Guide