Vladislav Kamenev: 2014 NHL Top Prospect

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Vladislav Kamenev2Vladislav Kamenev — 

League:  MHL & KHL     Team:  Magnitogorsk

Position:  C/LW     Shoots:  Left

DOB:  Aug. 12, 1996     Birthplace:  Orsk, RUS

Height: 6’2     Weight:  205

2013-14  MHL —  Games: 15   G: 4   A: 6  Pts:  10  PIM: 12   Plus/Minus: +10

2013-14  KHL —  Games: 16   G: 1   A: 0  Pts:  1  PIM: 2   Plus/Minus: -1  

2013-14  U18 WJC —  Games: 5   G: 2   A: 5  Pts:  7  PIM: 2   Plus/Minus:  

Vladislav Kamenev split the 2013-14 season playing for Metallurg Magnitogorsk of the KHL and Stalnye Lisy Magnitogorsk of the MHL.

Arizona Hockey Talk’s evaluations of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft top prospects continue today with our featured prospect Vladislav Kamenev.

Achievements:  

1.  Represented Russia at the World U17 and Ivan Hlinka U18.

2.  Represented Russia at the 2013 U19 World Junior A Challenge. 

3.  Drafted in the 1st round, 3rd overall by Metallurg Magnitogorsk in the 2013 KHL Draft.

4.  Captain of Russia’s U18 WJC team in 2014.   

Offensive Buzzwords

Vladislav Kamenev is a forward that uses his skill and size effectively.  He is a good skater with a good shot.  Kamenev’s compete level blended with a nice skill-set make him an solid  prospect

Skating

He is a good skater with better than average speed and agility and very strong on his feet.      

Defensive Buzzwords

Vladislav Kamenev defensive game is solid.  He competes and plays hard in all three zones on the ice.  “200 foot game”

Prospect Analysis 

Vladislav Kamenev’s game looks like it would transition well to the NHL style of hockey.  His nice blend of skill, grit and defensive awareness should make him a Top 15 pick.  Will there be a little bit of concern because he didn’t play in North American?  Yes.  That’s the world we live in now with the KHL being a viable option for young Russian hockey players, especially ones like Kamenev who have already played 16 games as a professional in the KHL.  Top 15, maybe even Top 10 talent.  Could be high risk/high reward!

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