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Name: Dmitri ChernykhNew York Islanders (#48/2003 NHL Draft)

Rating: 73
Height: 183cm/6'0"
Weight: 89kg/195.8 lb
Position: Right Wing
Shoots: Left
Born: 1985-02-22
Birthplace: Voskresensk, Russia

Game Worn Jerseys:
2003-04 CSKA (Moscow) Home - Sold
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11/17/2004 Dmitri Chernykh (New York Islanders) signs with Metallurg (Novokuznetsk)
11/09/2004 Dmitri Chernykh (New York Islanders) on his way out of CSKA
10/20/2004 Premium Content: Performance Reports for Dmitri Chernykh (New York Islanders #48/2001), Denis Ezhov (Buffalo Sabres #114/2003), and Alexander Nikulin (Ottawa Senators #122/2003).
10/11/2004 Dmitri Chernykh (New York Islanders #48/2003) on the move out of CSKA
08/21/2004 Web Site News: Dmitri Chernykh's (New York Islanders #48/2003) game worn CSKA jersey available!!!
03/25/2004 Dmitri Kosmachev (Columbus Blue Jackets), Dmitri Chernykh (New York Islanders), and Denis Ezhov (Buffalo Sabres) called up to Russia's U20 squad
03/04/2004 Dmitri Chernykh (New York Islanders) on the rise with CSKA Moscow
01/22/2004 Web Site News: New photo of Dmitri Chernykh added to his player profile!
Talent Analysis:
Size & Physical Play: Standing at approximately 6’1 and 175 pounds, Dmitri Chernykh is an average sized winger. He is quick on the ice, but isn’t very physically aggressive. Dmitri doesn’t play physical hockey, and will rarely make a hit. However, if he is hit, he has been known to have a mean streak and return the favor. Skating: Dmitri is very active and quick on the ice. He has a good top speed, but could use some improvement in his technique. He is fast and has had many breakaways in the Upper League because of his speed. In the spare time he trains with his father, Alexander Chernykh (a former player). Shot: Chernykh’s weapon of choice is his wrist shot. His shot is usually precise, though not very powerful
Back In Russia:
Dmitri was born and raised in a hockey family, with his father, Alexander Chernykh recently retiring. He has been raised to be a hockey player and has done quite well thus far in his career. During the 2001-02 season, Dmitri did not really stand out from the other young players with Khimik. He also suffered through a couple of minor injuries which irritated him throughout the season. He spent most of the season playing for Khimik’s farm team Khimik 2 and did not really impress during the seven games he skated with the main club. A stronger, more mature Chernykh rejoined Khimik during the 2002-03 pre-season. He impressed enough to stick with the big club and has been a mainstay on the team’s fourth line ever since, skating with Tampa Bay Lightning’s prospects Pavel Sedov and Alexei Gloukhov. Dmitri gets limited time on the powerplay and no time at all shorthanded. As mentioned earlier, Chernykh rarely skates in the third period of important, close games, when Khimik usually shifts to three lines filled with older veteran players. During the 2002-03 season, Chernykh has seen a lot of ice time on Russia’s national team. He has consistently been at the top of the supporting cast to the team’s top forwards Ovechkin and Glazachev. prefers to streak away on breakaways, using his speed in the space around the boards on the large ice - the space that will rapidly disappear as he moves up in the hockey world.
2003-04 Season Recap: 2004 U20 4 Nations Tournament (Sept. 2004 Czech Republic) Robert Neuhauser scouting comments: a solid skater with deceptive quickness...adequate agility and first-step quickness...good top-end speed...above-average puckhandling skills...okay in one-on-one situations...decent passing skills, but is a little greedy with the puck at times...tends to use primarily his wrist shot over the slap shot, which needs to be more accurate...doesn't back down from executing in heavy traffic, but isn't a significant physical force...has a good drive on the net...decent defensive awareness, can block the opposing passing lanes...virtually invisible during the whole tournament, faded considerably.
NHL Outlook:
From the 2003 NHL Entry Draft Review
The Russian contingent needed to wait just three more picks until the New York Islanders representative called Dmitri Chernykh’s name. Chernykh, who has risen through the CSB rankings to almost the very top, was clearly disappointed to be selected so low in the draft. However, as it is often the case, talented players ranked highly by scouting agencies are not guarantied to hear their name in the first round. A speedy winger with great skill and good size, Chernykh delivered a solid season prior to the draft. The son of a former Russian Elite league veteran also surprised some reporters by responding to their questions in good English, without the need for a translator. However, his attitude regarding being selected late in the draft was all over his face and clearly audible in his responses to the media. Attitude and heightened expectations may be the main issue with this prospect. Reportedly, the young winger left Khimik Voskresenk, the club that raised him and where his father played during his best years, stating that he has outgrown the organization and wanted to move on. Chernykh signed with CSKA Moscow and will now compete under the tutelage of the legendary Viktor Tikhonov. It is unlikely that the iron handed Russian coach will tolerate any insubordination, so, despite the way it was carried out, the young wingers transfer from Khimik to CSKA may have been just what the doctor ordered.

Dmitri was eligible for the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. He is already a mature player with significant of experience of playing against adult players in Russia’s Upper League. He size does not impress, but his defensive play and overall speed definitely would make his a good prospect. Chernykh is not a natural sniper, but would make a great third line two way forward with some scoring ability. His ability to create things is what makes him special. This player has many tools and he utilizes them all, making him a hard puzzle to solve for defenses. A lot of scouts were high on the young prospect. The Central Scouting Bureau (CSB), for example, ranked Chernykh 7th among European skaters. The hype may have raised the young forwards expectations, but in the end he was drafted in the second round 48th overall by the New York Islanders. Chernykh’s draft position was more then respectable and the team that selected him was clearly excited about their pick. The young forward will spend the next season with CSKA Moscow, though he needs at least two more years under the tutelage of the legendary Viktor Tikhonov.
Statistics:
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM +/-
2007-08 Gazovik (Tyumen) High League (Russia 2) (Reg.)2 0 0 0 0 -1
2006-07 Dayton Bombers ECHL (Reg.)37 5 4 9 7 -
2005-06 Yuzhni Ural (Orsk) High League (Reg.)15 1 1 2 4 -1
2004-05 Mechel (Chelyabinsk) High League (Playoffs)4 1 0 1 0 +1
2004-05 CSKA (Moscow) 2 1st League (Reg.)24 5 7 12 26 -
2004-05 U20 Team Russia 4 Nations Tourn. (Intl.)3 0 0 0 12 -1
2003-04 CSKA-2 1st League (Juniors)5 1 2 3 4 -
2003-04 CSKA (Moscow) Super League (Reg.)26 2 2 4 4 -3
2003-04 CSKA (Moscow) Spartak Cup (Preseason)4 1 0 1 2 -
2002-03 Khimik Voskresensk 2 1st League (Juniors)1 0 0 0 18 -
2002-03 Khimik Voskresensk Upper League (Reg.)29 5 4 9 29 9
2002-03 Team Russia 85 5 Nations Tourn. (Intl.)4 1 3 4 0 2
2002-03 U18 Team Russia U18 WJC IIHF (Intl.)6 4 1 5 4 1
2001-02 Team Russia 85 4 Nations Tourn. (Intl.)3 1 0 1 0 -
2001-02 Khimik Voskresensk 2 1st League (Juniors)28 9 6 15 32 -
2001-02 Khimik Voskresensk Upper League (Reg.)7 0 0 0 2 -
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