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Nikolay Goldobin

Date of Birth October 7, 1995
Height 5' 11.5
Weight 178
Country Russia
Position Right Wing
Secondary Position Left Winger
Shoots Left
Amateur Team Sarnia Sting
Draft History
Drafted in 2014 NHL Draft: 1st Round, 27th Overall Pick by Chicago Chicago
DraftSite Scouting Report Import player who seems to have all the offensive skills to be a very successful NHL down the road. Undeniable weapon who can dangle, set up and score, putting defenders on their heals. Sneaks into the soft areas and lets go with a lethal shot. Lost in his own zone, and needs plenty more strength and commitment to be a better back-end player. The fact that Ilya Kovalchuk walked away from his NHL career to easily find a new buyer in the KHL further complicates the NHL decision in regards to drafting skilled Russian-born prospects, including those who have shown the willingness to come over in the season prior to their draft year.


--Bill Placzek--
2014 NHL Mock DraftRd # Team
DraftSite Mock Draft Projection232Florida Florida
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Nikolai is a very skilled forward who has great puckhandling skills and good hands. He is an offensive force, has a good shot arsenal and isn’t afraid to use it. Next to his goal scoring touch, Nikolai can also set up plays very well and has a good overview for his line mates. Because he is a very agile skater, he can skate fast also while carrying the puck and make plays even with no space available. His defensive game though has to improve. Often he is a spectator in his own zone and he also needs to gain some strength, even though he compensates his lack of strength with his agility and quickness. However, his pass is very strong but he takes too many risky passes and forces turnovers. His strength is clearly in the offensive zone where he can create a scoring chance out of nowhere at any time and because he is very good in finding open spots to put himself in a good scoring position, he is an offensive weapon at any time he is on the ice. --Dennis Schellenberg, www.scouting-factory.blogspot.com--

on 12/03/14 5:21 am (ET)

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