Vsevolod Komarov is a smart defenseman that can play physical and excel on zone exits with an effective first pass. He’s poised with the puck, keeps it simple and isn’t afraid to crush his opponents along the boards. Against the forecheck there’s no panic in his game as he uses his body well to protect…
|Jun 8/22||Komarov Vsevolod||23952 – Shawinigan vs. Quebec||QMJHL||by Zacharie Labrie||View Report|
|Jan 7/22||Komarov Vsevolod||23125 – Rouyn-Noranda vs. Quebec||QMJHL||by Andy Lehoux||View Report|
|Dec 24/21||Komarov Vsevolod||23042 – Quebec vs. Victoriaville||QMJHL||by Andy Lehoux||View Report|
|Nov 4/21||Komarov Vsevolod||22745 – Chicoutimi vs. Quebec||QMJHL||by Joey Fortin Boulay||View Report|
|2020-2021||Stalnye Lisy Magnitogorsk||mhl||46||3||6||9||0.2||15||51|
Vsevolod Komarov is a smart defenseman that can play physical and excel on zone exits with an effective first pass. He’s poised with the puck, keeps it simple and isn’t afraid to crush his opponents along the boards. Against the forecheck there’s no panic in his game as he uses his body well to protect the puck. He can find pass options with opponents draped over him and he can battle his way out of the corner and up ice. He is generally well positioned in the defensive zone and doesn’t give up much space around the net. Against the rush, he can get into the attacker’s space and neutralize plays with ease thanks to his long reach. He’s not an offensive defenseman, but can join the rush and chip in. He patrols the offensive blue line well and can get off a sneaky little wrist shot or make passes off fakes. He isn’t the fastest guy and he lacks quickness in his first two steps, but he can pick up the pace in transition through a series of linear crossovers and has decent speed once he gets up to top gear. His backwards skating is fluid, but again, the lack of explosiveness makes gap control a chore. Even though he doesn’t possesses the best skating ability, his hockey IQ and decision-making certainly makes up for it. There’s not much of an offensive game to speak of, though. He can get pucks through traffic and on net, but that’s about the extent of his contributions at the far end of the ice. He can flash the odd fake, but that’s more to open up a lane than to dangle an opposing checker. Without that offensive upside he will hit a ceiling at the next level, but there is enough there to go with some really strong defending that ultimately, he has the potential to become a third-pairing defenseman in the NHL.