FC Rank 123
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Yan
Kuznetsov

A big, physical defender, Kuznetsov plays a simple game and minimizes his risks. While he keeps his feet moving and has solid crossovers and backwards stride, his skating is average, though he should be able to improve it with the proper training.  While he is a solid defender, he could improve his positioning in his…

Date of Birth
March 9, 2002
Position
Defense
Height
6'4.0
Draft Year
2020
Place of Birth
 
Shoots
Left
Weight
209 lbs
Draft Result
2/50 (CGY)
DATE PLAYER NAME LEAGUE AUTHOR
Oct 6/20 Kuznetsov Yan D3373 – 2020 NHL Draft Guide by FCHockey Staff View Summary
Jul 14/20 Kuznetsov Yan 20643 – WJAC Review WJAC by Derek Neumeier View Report
Jul 14/20 Kuznetsov Yan 20642 – Connecticut vs. Providence NCAA by FCHockey Staff View Report
Jul 14/20 Kuznetsov Yan 20641 – Connecticut vs. Boston College NCAA by FCHockey Staff View Report

Career Stats

Season Team League GP G A TP PPG +/- PIM
2021-2022 Saint John Sea Dogs qmjhl 15 2 6 8 0.53 -1 6
2021-2022 Stockton Heat ahl 12 0 0 0 0 -4 13
2020-2021 Stockton Heat ahl 6 0 0 0 0 0 4
2020-2021 Univ. of Connecticut ncaa 16 1 5 6 0.38 5 4
2019-2020 Univ. of Connecticut ncaa 34 2 9 11 0.32 -7 16
2018-2019 Sioux Falls Stampede ushl 34 0 4 4 0.12 0 12
March 3, 2020
FC releases Spring ranking for 2020 NHL Draft

A big, physical defender, Kuznetsov plays a simple game and minimizes his risks. While he keeps his feet moving and has solid crossovers and backwards stride, his skating is average, though he should be able to improve it with the proper training.  While he is a solid defender, he could improve his positioning in his own end and better keep opponents away from his net. He uses his stick and body well and plays with intelligence and poise. When getting the puck out of his zone, his passing and dumps are efficient, and he can pivot/turn to buy himself time before completing an outlet pass. He constantly delivers crisp passes in all three zones and will use the boards to avoid passing into traffic. An efficient outlet passer, he thrives at completing accurate lateral passes along the blue line. In addition, he showcases good speed to the boards along the blue line when he is trying to keep the puck in the zone. He is adept at keeping his feet moving while hovering over the blue line in anticipation of his opponent starting a rush. He has an accurate shot from the point and looks to create rebounds up front for his teammates to pounce on. He plays a very gritty game and always ready to execute a check. While he likes to play physically, he needs to work on his discipline to not take bad penalties that hurt his team.

– FCHockey’s 2020 NHL Draft Guide