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Name: Yuri TrubachevCalgary Flames (#164/2001 NHL Draft)

Rating: 78
Height: 175cm/5'9"
Weight: 83kg/182.6 lb
Position: Center
Shoots: Left
Born: 1983-03-09
Birthplace: Cherpovets, Russia

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Yuri Trubachev (Calgary Flames) Interview Part 1: It’s too early to pack suite cases. (10/25/2005)
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01/11/2007 Round 39 - Kaigorodov leads Metallurg to victory

Russian Super League -  A prospect on a rebound, Artem Chernov (Dallas Stars) notched his 12th goal of the season, while newly acquired Phoenix Coyote prospect Alexei Kaigorodov helped surging Metallurg win by scoring one and assisting on another goal. Yuri Trubachev (Calgary Flames) upstaged Igor Grigorenko’s (Detroit Red Wings) return to Cherepovets by tallying twice and helping the home club beat Grigorenko’s Lada 3:2. Grigorenko did his best to keep Lada in the game, notching a goal and creating a couple of other scoring chances, but to no avail. READ MORE
11/18/2005 Yuri Trubachev (Calgary Flames) Interview Part 1: It’s too early to pack suite cases.

Russian Super League -  Yuri Trubachev (Calgary Flames) shares his NHL aspirations and his opinions regarding the Super League and his club, Severstal (Cherpovets). The young forward also talks about his rise to the Super League stardom. READ MORE
Scouting Evaluations:
Round 46: Viktor Tikhonov (Phoenix Coyotes) shines (Severstal - Lokomotiv detailed scouting analysis)
Talent Analysis:
Yuri Trubachev is a small, skilled center. He is a versatile player who is also able to play on the wing, something he has had to do on occasion while with Severstal Cherpovets in the Russian Super League. Yuri is a smooth skater. He doesn’t have the huge burst of speed, but accelerates well and moves well backwards. He is also stable on his skates, even under physical pressure. Yuri is a very smart player and knows where he should be on the ice. He sees the ice very well and makes good, precise passes. Yuri’s shot is precise and of average strength, but he doesn’t have much elevation or sting on it. He also has a fairly slow release, telegraphing his slap shot, trying to get as much power on it as possible. This allows the goalie to get ready for him and often keeps Yuri off the score sheet. He does fight for positioning in the crease and scores most of his goals from close in off the rebounds. Yuri’s size does get him in some trouble across his game. He skates well, but due to his smaller frame, larger players can either catch up to him or hold him with their stick. He also has trouble with larger opponents against the boards. Defensively he is a responsible player, thinking defense first. One thing that has slowed Yuri down is his place down in the Severstal’s food chain. He plays on the fourth line along with two other centers (!), who are both lesser players then him. He tries to create scoring chances by being in the right place or by setting up his line mate, but he often fails because his line mates can’t see him or can’t read his intentions. Yuri is a fan favorite in Cherpovets.
Back In Russia:
Yuri was born and raised in Cherpovets, Russia. He first started making an impact on Cherpovets’ junior farm team during the 98-99 season, when he collected five goals in nine games against opponents who were up to 18-19 years old. He stuck with the tea for the entire 99-00 season. That same year he joined the Russian ’83 and U18 squads at several international tournaments, including the 2000 U18 Word Junior Championships. His progress did not go unnoticed. In the 00-01 season Severstal was in the fight for the medals in the Russian Super League and did not have room for the young center, but they did realize that he needed to compete at a higher level to continue his development and loaned him to the cash strapped SKA St. Petersburg as part of an elaborate deal that brought goaltender Maxim Sokolov to Cherpovets from St. Petersburg. Yuri made an impressive transition from the junior 1st League to the Upper, netting 10 points (5+5) in the 26 games he played for SKA. He continued his effort in the Relegation Tournament that followed, but his production dropped off, as SKA, in the fight for it’s Super League life, found funding and brought quite a few new players and relegated Yuri to the third line. He was also one of the leading players on the Russian U18 squad at the 2001 U18 WJC. After a successful 00-01 season, Severstal brought back their prospect and fielded him throughout most of the season on the fourth line along with Chicago Blackhawks prospect Vladislav Luchkin and forward Denis Denisov. Yuri alternated his playing position between wing and center. He was also once again one of the members of the Russian Junior National team and competed at the U20 WJC for Russia’s gold medal winning squad.

2002 U20 WJC: Yuri did not start the tournament well. In the beginning of the tournament he was completely miscast by Plyuschev in the grinding winger role on the Chistov
NHL Outlook:
Despite getting significant ice time with SKA St. Petersburg, Yuri was still not regarded as a strong prospect due to his lack of size and the seemingly average overall skills. He has developed well over the past season and was well worth the 164th overall pick that Calgary used to draft him. He has the potential of becoming a solid third or second line center. His intelligence is getting there and if he can work on his physical ability and his skill, he will be worth a serious look by 2004-05 season.
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM +/-
2008-09 Severstal (Cherepovets) KHL (Reg.)56 17 14 31 52 -11
2007-08 Severstal (Cherepovets) Super League (Playoffs)0 0 0 0 0
2007-08 Severstal (Cherepovets) Super League (Reg.)54 16 17 33 75 -3
2006-07 Severstal (Cherpovets) Super League (Playoffs)5 1 2 3 16 2
2006-07 Severstal (Cherpovets) Super League (Reg.)50 12 10 22 46 0
2005-06 Severstal (Cherpovets) Super League (Playoffs)4 1 0 1 2 1
2005-06 Severstal (Cherpovets) Super League (Reg.)47 7 13 20 69 0
2004-05 Severstal Cherpovets Super League (Reg.)59 12 15 27 44 +4
2203-04 Severstal Cherpovets Spartak Cup (Preseason)5 1 1 2 2 -
2003-04 Severstal Cherpovets Super League (Reg.)55 8 10 18 20 -
2002-03 Team Russia 83 4 Nations Tourn. (Intl.)3 1 4 5 0 5
2002-03 Severstal Cherpovets Super League (Playoffs)12 1 2 3 6 -
2002-03 Severstal Cherpovets Super League (Reg.)48 5 7 12 26 11
2002-03 U20 Team Russia U20 IIHF WJC (Intl.)6 3 7 10 2 9
2002-03 Team Russia Sweden Games (EuroTour)4 0 0 0 0 1
2001-02 Severstal Cherpovets Super League (Playoffs)4 0 2 2 0 -
2001-02 Severstal Cherpovets Super League (Reg.)38 2 3 5 6 5
2001-02 Severstal 2 1st League (Juniors)5 3 3 6 2 -
2001-02 Team Russia 82 4 Nations Tourn. (Intl.)3 1 0 1 0 1
2001-02 U20 Team Russia U20 IIHF WJC (Intl.)7 2 4 6 4 1
2001-02 Team Russia 83 5 Nations Tourn. (Intl.)4 0 5 5 10 -
2000-01 SKA St. Petersburg Super League (Reg.)26 5 5 10 16 -
2000-01 Team Russia 83 4 Nations Tourn. (Intl.)3 1 4 5 4 4
2000-01 U18 Team Russia U18 WJC IIHF (Intl.)6 2 7 9 8 8
1999-00 Severstal 2 1st League (Juniors)42 13 19 32 76 -
1999-00 Team Northeast Regional Tourn. (Juniors)5 3 3 6 6 -
1999-00 Team Russia 83 Vyzov Cup (Intl.)0 0 0 0 0 -
1999-00 U18 Team Russia U18 WJC IIHF (Intl.)6 2 1 3 2 6
1998-99 Severstal 2 Upper League (Reg.)2 0 0 0 0 -
1998-99 Severstal 3 1st League (Juniors)9 5 1 6 0 -
1998-99 Team Russia 83 4 Nations Tourn. (Intl.)3 1 2 3 6 0
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