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Vasili
Ponomaryov

A very smart and skilled hockey player, Ponomarev always seems to know what to do when he gets the puck and uses his speed to strike fast though he could improve his edge work. A quick forward with a bevy of offensive tools in his arsenal, he uses his agility to jump into open spaces…

Date of Birth
March 13, 2002
Position
Center
Height
5'10.25
Draft Year
2020
Place of Birth
Moskva, RUS  
Shoots
Left
Weight
180 lbs
Draft Result
2/53 (CAR)
DATE PLAYER NAME LEAGUE AUTHOR
Oct 6/20 Ponomaryov Vasili D3358 – 2020 NHL Draft Guide by FCHockey Staff View Summary
Jul 14/20 Ponomaryov Vasili 20874 – Shawinigan vs. Halifax QMJHL by FCHockey Staff View Report
Jul 14/20 Ponomaryov Vasili 20842 – Slovakia vs. Russia HLINKA by Dennis Schellenberg View Report
Jul 14/20 Ponomaryov Vasili 20841 – Victoriaville vs. Shawinigan QMJHL by Andy Lehoux View Report
Jul 14/20 Ponomaryov Vasili 20840 – Shawinigan vs. Chicoutimi QMJHL by Dylan Galloway View Report
Jul 14/20 Ponomaryov Vasili 20839 – WJAC Review WJAC by Derek Neumeier View Report

Career Stats

Season Team League GP G A TP PPG +/- PIM
2021-2022 Khimik Voskresensk vhl 21 7 6 13 0.62 2 8
2021-2022 MHK Spartak Moskva mhl 3 1 5 6 2 6 4
2021-2022 Spartak Moskva khl 14 1 1 2 0.14 2 0
2020-2021 Shawinigan Cataractes qmjhl 33 10 28 38 1.15 9 16
2019-2020 Shawinigan Cataractes qmjhl 57 18 31 49 0.86 -9 15
2018-2019 MHK Krylia Sovetov Moskva mhl 37 9 20 29 0.78 4 12
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A very smart and skilled hockey player, Ponomarev always seems to know what to do when he gets the puck and uses his speed to strike fast though he could improve his edge work. A quick forward with a bevy of offensive tools in his arsenal, he uses his agility to jump into open spaces and drives the slot hard and displays an ability to get into dangerous shooting positions even with tough coverage. His shot is sharp and he boasts a quick release, which makes him even more dangerous on the rush. He possesses good vision and understands the game mentally well. Great playmaking skills. Possesses soft hands but while his puck handling can dazzle the eyes, he sometimes fails to capitalize after he dekes around his opponents. Makes it look very easy when taking the puck through the neutral zone with speed and ease. He loves to forecheck and is constantly hunting for the puck in the offensive zone, waiting for the optimal time to pounce along the half-wall. When he is hunting for the puck, he always seems to display quality pressure and it can be a challenge for opponents to get around him.  Shows nice two-way abilities and backchecks well but could put a little bit more effort into a consistent defensive game.  He needs to work on his physical play and should work on getting stronger. Very smart overall player that should continue to round out his game as he matures.

– FCHockey’s 2020 NHL Draft Guide