OILERS AT 146: KIRILL MAKSIMOV

Bob McKenzie Honorable Mention.

Steve Kournianos: Excitable scoring winger who was a model of inconsistency until a midseason trade from Saginaw to Niagara, where he scored 19 goals in 33 combined games between the regular season and playoffs. He’s big, fast and owns a wonderful set of hands, and there are times where he is easily the most noticeable and unstoppable player on the ice. Maksimov is a hard shooter who doesn’t need the puck to be settled to get maximum velocity on his shot, and giving him a small window of opportunity is a recipe for disaster. He’s also pretty good around the cage and will release the puck to a open linemate at the very last second. Maksimov by all accounts is a very hard worker and never looks lazy or disinterested, but he plays on the outside and isn’t as physically engaged as a teenager with his build should be. His skill set screams future NHL scorer, but take his second-half surge with a grain of salt. Source

Brock Otten: What a difference a change of scenery can make. With Saginaw, the formerly highly touted OHL draft prospect was floundering and looked like a long shot to hear his name called in June (6 goals in 37 games). But a midseason deal to Niagara completely changed his fortunes and brought out the best in Maksimov. Including the playoffs (where he had 4 goals in 4 games), Maksimov had 19 goals in 33 games. Pro-rate that production and you’ve got a 6’2, speedy winger with 35+ goals on the season. That would put him right up there with the production of others in this draft class receiving first round consideration. Not saying that Maksimov deserves first round consideration. But with the way he finished the year and with his strong performance at the U18’s, I think he deserves to be selected in the first three rounds. His potential is sky high. Consistency has always been the issue with him, but the light bulb really did seem to go off in Niagara. Finally saw him using his size to drive the net, with and without the puck, where he could use his great hands and great release to be a consistent goal scorer. We also finally saw him using his speed in puck pursuit and to be a major factor on the forecheck. This was something that was very evident at the U18’s. His skill level and goal scoring potential is through the roof, so if he’s finally put it all together, he could look like an eventual steal for whatever team drafts him. A true draft wild card. Source

 

written by

The author didn‘t add any Information to his profile yet.
Related Posts

27 Responses to "OILERS AT 146: KIRILL MAKSIMOV"

  1. Rondo says:

    NA Central Scouting @MarkSeidel
    There’s my guy @OHLIceDogs Kirill Maksimov going to EDM. They are getting a steal. This kid keeps getting better & is a beast on the wall!

    OHL Prospects‏ @BrockOtten 7m7 minutes ago
    More
    At 146, the Oilers take Kirill Maksimov. One of the highest players I had available. Fantastic pick.

  2. Ducey says:

    Wow. Green is killing it

  3. doritogrande says:

    Another big winger. I’d prefer centers but big bodies that can skate fit the Chiarelli model. Load up and see who can play with Connor.

  4. Diablo says:

    Rondo:
    NA Central Scouting @MarkSeidel
    There’s my guy @OHLIceDogs Kirill Maksimov going to EDM. They are getting a steal. This kid keeps getting better & is a beast on thewall!

    OHL Prospects‏ @BrockOtten7m7 minutes ago
    MoreAt 146, the Oilers take Kirill Maksimov. One of the highest players I had available. Fantastic pick.

    You had this pick surrounded – well done Rondo!

  5. DBO says:

    Another skill player with size and speed. Lots high end potential. This is the draft of highest offensive minded guys left who have a shot to play with two high end centres for years. Like Pittsburgh, high skill wingers that will be cheap once the McDavid and Draisatl contracts dominate our signings.

  6. Diablo says:

    doritogrande:
    Another big winger. I’d prefer centers but big bodies that can skate fit the Chiarelli model. Load up and see who can play with Connor.

    He’s a right shot too. They must have seen him while scouting Mantha.

  7. doritogrande says:

    I think Trotz just called Taylor Chorney a prospect with room to grow. Did anyone else just catch that?

  8. BornInAGretzkyJersey says:

    doritogrande:
    I think Trotz just called Taylor Chorney a prospect with room to grow. Did anyone else just catch that?

    You beat me to it. He said they’re going to lean on him a bit more next year, likely due to Nate Schmidt getting taken in expansion.

  9. Doug McLachlan says:

    Any overagers we should be targeting now?

  10. misfit says:

    Redline had him at 149 and the small caption simply read “Has no idea where he’s going, but he gets there awful fast.”.

  11. Ducey says:

    misfit:
    Redline had him at 149 and the small caption simply read “Has no idea where he’s going, but he gets there awful fast.”.

    Sounds like Yak with speed ☺

  12. doritogrande says:

    Any overagers we should be targeting now?

    LT’s WHL list will scream Brayden Burke at this point.

  13. eidy says:

    dylan coghlan- RD

  14. doritogrande says:

    We definitely just drafted Rod Brind’Amour’s son.

  15. Ducey says:

    Skyler Brindamour C

  16. doritogrande says:

    He played on four different teams last year per Eliteprospects, scored exactly 2 goals.

    Uh…at least he’s going to Michigan State eventually?

  17. Cahoon says:

    Man I can’t think of anyone I hated more in 2006 than this Skyler kids dad. Water under the bridge, it was 11 years ago.

  18. DBO says:

    Draft and follow pick. Size, 4 years college gives time. Big two way centre. At this stage in draft it’s a crap shoot so now it’s scout picks.

  19. Diablo says:

    doritogrande:
    He played on four different teams last year per Eliteprospects, scored exactly 2 goals.

    Uh…at least he’s going to Michigan State eventually?

    NHL.com has him at Selects Academy and the Jr. Hurricanes last year – scored 35 goals between those two teams. Looks like he played a lot of hockey last season.

  20. hodgkins says:

    Not another Aho, but Sebastian Repo did just get drafted. They’re getting creative!

  21. Diablo says:

    doritogrande:
    We definitely just drafted Rod Brind’Amour’s son.

    Good genes at least.

  22. doritogrande says:

    Diablo: Eliteprospects has him playing for three USNDTP teams, and Selects Hockey Academy. The Junior Hurricanes appears to have been 2015-16.

  23. VOR says:

    He absolutely tore up some inferior American development leagues. Another high risk, high reward pick.

  24. Diablo says:

    doritogrande:
    Diablo: Eliteprospects has him playing for three USNDTP teams, and Selects Hockey Academy. The Junior Hurricanes appears to have been 2015-16.

    Weird his numbers at Eliteprospects and NHL.com don’t match up. Hockeydb does not have much information on him either. Oh well – as VOR says high risk, high reward – at this point in the draft its nice to see the Oilers thinking that way.

  25. Ribs says:

    BornInAGretzkyJersey: You beat me to it. He said they’re going to lean on him a bit more next year, likely due to Nate Schmidt getting taken in expansion.

    He’s the best 30 year old prospect in the league! lol

  26. highgloveside says:

    I love how the Oilers are drafting high end skill this year, especially in the later drafts. Obviously not many will make it but if you draft skilled guys with a potential high ceiling, your chances are much better to have one work out. This should hopefully fill the prospect pool with skilled forwards, something the team desperately needed to do.

Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!
© Copyright - Lowetide.ca