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German Rubtsov

Date of Birth June 27, 1998
Height 6' 0.5
Weight 190
Country Russia
Position Center
Shoots Left
Amateur Team Podolsk HC Rys
Draft History
Drafted in 2016 NHL Draft: 1st Round, 22nd Overall Pick by Chicago Chicago
DraftSite Scouting Report Complete two-way performer with excellent size, skill and skating ability. His performance in the World Junior Challenge may have cemented his first round status. In that mid December tourney he seemed to single-handedly take apart the U.S. entry in all outcomes and all phases with his domination. Plays like it is his last game ever. Has really good size and East-West mobility which he uses in puck pursuit to get it back and get things going again. This big strong horse can force defenders backward and his ability to play strong on the puck has him holding it while teammates are able to find the soft spots. Opposing players tried to knock him off the puck but he keeps control and eventually goes to the net. If the seam closes, he with keep moving in possession until a teammate’s chance opens up. Walks out of the corners in control and hungry. Yet is difficult to project where Russian who are not playing in North America are slotted by the NHL staffs. Forward Denis Gurianov and goaler Ilya Samsonov went early in the first, but no other Russian went to mid-third round. It might be safe to say Rubtsov goes somewhere later than Samsonov and before the third round.

—Bill Placzek—
2016 NHL Mock DraftRd # Team
DraftSite Mock Draft Projection123Florida Florida
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DraftSite Mock Draft HistoryVersion 12: 05-12-2016124Anaheim Anaheim
Version 11: 05-11-2016124Nashville Nashville
Version 10: 04-11-2016123Florida Florida
Version 9: 03-22-2016118Nashville Nashville
Version 8: 03-12-2016121Anaheim Anaheim
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User Scouting Reports

A very intelligent forward who plays an effective game in all three zones. Uses his great understanding of the game to make plays. Plays a very calm game and never panics, not even when he is under pressure. Each of his plays are well thought. Although he is not very big, he is really hard to knock off the puck as he protects the puck very well. Shows a good neutral zone game as he cuts passing lanes effectively and prevents the opponent team from fast counter attacks. Rubtsov is not a pure offensive weapon and therefore could create more scoring chances and also needs to work on his skating acceleration. All in all, Rubtsov is a highly intelligent two-way forward who works effectively in all three zones and is a plus for each team which has him in the lineup. ----Dennis Schellenberg, www.scouting-factory.blogspot.com-----

on 01/13/16 9:02 am (ET)

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