#65 – Dmitri Samorukov, LD – Guelph, OHL

TSN – #76
Central Scouting – #69 NAS
ISS – #63
Future Considerations – #64
McKeens – #108
THN – N/A
Craig Button – #53
Hockey Prospect – #65

 

COMPARABLE : Brian Dumoulin
UPSIDE : #4 Defensive D-Man
FLOOR : #6 Defensive D-Man

 

In my opinion, this is a really underrated player. Dmitri Samorukov has ideal size and he’s a good skater who controls the puck well. He plays a steady and dependable game. He makes a good first outlet pass, has a tendency to make the safe play instead of trying low percentage plays and he is also a player that can log a lot of minutes.

He already has a solid first year in North America under his belt playing for Guelph in the OHL. I was impressed with his game at the U18 tournament…he was relied upon heavily by Russia to log a lot of minutes and I think he could be a steal in the 3rd + rounds.

My comparable for him is Brian Dumoulin and I think he’s got a shot at becoming an unheralded but important part of a team. One of my favourites in this year’s draft.

 

REFERENCE via HF BOARDS

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