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Name: Igor MirnovOttawa Senators (#67/2003 NHL Draft)

Rating: 84
Height: 184cm/6'0"
Weight: 84kg/184.8 lb
Position: Right Wing
Shoots: Left
Born: 1984-09-19
Birthplace: Chita, Russia

Game Worn Jerseys:
2003-04 Dynamo (Moscow) Home - Available
2006-07 Team Russia (EuroTour) Away - Available
2002-03 Dynamo Moscow Home - Sold
2003-04 Dynamo Moscow Away - Sold
2003-04 HC Dynamo Away - Sold
Round 52 – Ak Bars vs Metallurg (10 prospects scouted): Clash of the Champions Review (02/25/2008)
Scouting Game Notes: Ak Bars (Kazan) vs. Dynamo (Moscow) (12/21/2004)
Scouting Game Notes: Metallurg (Mg.) vs. Dynamo (Moscow) (12/02/2004)
Igor Mirnov: Confident and Ambitions (02/28/2004)
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09/01/2008 Igor Mirnov (Ottawa Senators) breaks wrist in a preseason game

Continental Hockey League (KHL) -  Igor Mirnov (Ottawa Senators) broke his wrist during a preseason game of his HC Metallurg (Magnitogorsk) against HC Ak Bars. The young forward collided with Kazan's defenseman Andrei Pervyshin (St. Louis Blues) and fell awkwardly on his wrist. He will reportedly miss approximately two months of hockey and was already seen sporting a cast on his arm.
08/19/2008 Alexander Radulov recognized as top forward of Bashkir Cup

Continental Hockey League (KHL) -  Disputed Nashville Predators forward Alexander Radulov (Nashville Predators) was recognized as the top forward of the of the Continental Hockey League’s preseason Bashkir President’s Tournament held annually in Ufa, Russia. Former Montreal Canadiens prospect and Radulov’s teammate in Russia Vadim Tarasov (Montreal Canadiens) was recognized as the top netminder, while Igor Mirnov (Ottawa Senators) was recognized as the top sniper and former Calgary Flames second round selection Dmitry Ryabikin was named top defenseman. Besides being named the top forward, Radulov also received top star honors in the final game in which his HC Salavat Yulayev fell to HC Avangard 2:3 in overtime.
03/18/2008 Dynamo vs. Metallurg Mg. 0:1 (series 2:2) – Shootout expert wins

Super League -  In this heated fourth contest between Dynamo and Metallurg Mg., the game remained scoreless through the overtime and had to be decided by game ending penalty shots. Both goalies were at the top of the game and actually former Dynamo and current Metallurg forward Igor Mirnov (Ottawa Senators) had a chance to give his club the lead earlier on a breakaway, but unfortunately could not go around experienced Vitaly Eremeev. Interestingly, Metallurg has a shootout system, as it replaces the starter Travis Scott for the “specialized” 87 born backup Ilya Proskuryakov (pictured), who has been flawless in shootouts thus far. He was strong for his club once again, helping his team tie up the series and force a decisive fifth game in Magnitogorsk.
03/15/2008 Quarterfinals - Metallurg Mg. vs. Dynamo 2:4 (series 1:1) - Dynamo wins, but loses key players
03/14/2008 Quarterfinals - Metallurg Mg. vs. Dynamo 4:3 (series 1:0) - Mirnov gets revenge
01/26/2008 Igor Mirnov (Ottawa Senators)'s 2003-04 Dynamo Moscow jersey added
12/18/2007 Igor Mirnov (Ottawa Senators) transferred to Magnitogorsk
10/18/2007 Denis Parshin (Colorado Avalanche) & Igor Mirnov (Ottawa Senators) criticized
04/04/2007 Igor Mirnov (Ottawa Senators) signs new deal with HC Dynamo
02/26/2007 Round 53 - HC CSKA blown away by lowly HC Amur
01/26/2007 Round 45 - Igor Mirnov (Ottawa Senators) continues to roll
01/24/2007 Round 44 - Grigorenko regains scoring touch
01/14/2007 New scouting report added to Igor Mirnov's (Ottawa Senators) profile!
10/28/2006 Igor Mirnov (Ottawa Senators) on the move
09/16/2005 Igor Mirnov (Ottawa Senators) sidelined by a knee bruise
03/13/2004 Igor Mirnov: Confident and Ambitions Ves Hokkei Magazine interview with Ottawa Senators prospect
01/10/2004 Follow up regarding Igor Mirnov's (Ottawa Senators) knee injury and rehabilitation
01/03/2004 Ottawa Senators prospect Igor Mirnov returns to the lineup
12/10/2003 Ottawa Senators prospect Igor Mirnov suffered a knee injury during Dynamo's game against Salavat Yulayev.
Scouting Evaluations:
Round 52 – Ak Bars vs Metallurg (10 prospects scouted): Clash of the Champions Review
Scouting Game Notes: Ak Bars (Kazan) vs. Dynamo (Moscow)
Scouting Game Notes: Metallurg (Mg.) vs. Dynamo (Moscow)
Talent Analysis:
December 2006 Update: Has improved his decisionmaking abilities with the puck...doesn’t hesitate to drive to the net and is hard to knock off the hard at the boards, definitely has gained a lot of strength over the past couple of years...sees the ice better, though still needs to continue developing in this area and with the speed of his decisionmaking, which needs to quicken if he is to effectively compete at a higher level of Russia’s national team or in North America...has a very dangerous wrist shot with a quick release and adequate precision...tried to leave HC Dynamo earlier this season, probably due to the club’s current mediocre roster and overall league standing, but has decided to at least complete the season with the Moscow based club...was reportedly invited to training camp and offered an entry level deal by the Ottawa Senators, but declined the offer due to it’s small size.
Igor Mirnov is a solid offensive talent with a potential defensive upside. Offensively he his main weapon is clearly the shot. At just the age of 17 he already has one of the better shots on Dynamo Moscow in Russia’s Super League. Igor’s wrist shot is his weapon of choice, it is very hard and usually on target. He does have a slapshot, but rarely uses it. Beyond his shot, Mirnov also possesses solid technique. He is a swift skater and handles the puck well. One thing that does cause him some grief is his lack of size, which on occasion gets him in trouble when he tries to skate through traffic. Igor’s hockey sense is solid. He understands the offensive game very well and knows where to be in key situations. He can also thread some great passes and this season, while with Dynamo, he has begun to share the puck more, something that previously has been a bit of a problem while he played for Russia’s ’85 team. Defensively, Igor doesn’t stand out. He doesn’t exactly float next to the blue line
Back In Russia:
Igor spent most of his career with Dynamo Moscow. He spent a lot of time playing for Dynamo’s ’84 and ’85 squads. He put up impressive numbers, but so did a lot of others at that level of hockey, so he remained relatively obscure in Dynamo’s depth chart. 01-02: Igor’s debut with the main club in 2001 seemed to come out of nowhere. Up to that point he had a solid record with the National, but wasn’t generally known around Moscow. Igor was hidden away with Dynamo’s junior farm team and when his chance came, he made the most of it. Dynamo’s coaching stuff tends to call up prospects from the farm system to take a look at them for a few days. They cycle through the prospects one at a time, filling in that required U18 roster spot that is mandated by the Super League. Igor ended up playing five games for Dynamo, but even more importantly, he spent several months practicing with the main team while playing for Dynamo 2. 02-03: Igor has improved significantly this past season all across the board. He debuted with Dynamo Moscow late last season, but hardly got any ice time. Things changed significantly in his favor this year. Igor had a solid preseason and impressed Dynamo’s head coach, Zinetulla Belyaletdinov enough to get significant ice time on the second and third lines. He is a smart player and can develop solid chemistry pretty quickly. He has played on lines with Alexander Ovechkin, and has also, on occasion, filled in on the wing with former NHLers Alexander Semak and Vladimir Vorobiev.
NHL Outlook:
From the 2003 NHL Entry Draft Review
As the second round was winding down, Igor Mirnov’s name was still conspicuously missing from the board. The young right winger was projected to be drafted late in the first or early in the second round for most of the season, but towards the end of Igor Mirnov after a practice with Russia's '84 squad during 2001-02 season (Photo By: exclusive). the second round a club was yet to call his name. The young forward did not attend the draft and hence did not undergo interviews with NHL clubs, which likely degraded his stock. Finally, the Ottawa Senators selected Mirnov with their 67th overall pick late in the second round. As with Kaigorodov last year, the Senators used a modest pick to acquire a talented Russian with great potential, who was projected to go in the first round. Granted, Mirnov will not likely be an impact player of Kaigorodov’s caliber, but his overall skill level and booming shot are definitely of the NHL caliber.
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM +/-
2008-09 Metallurg (Magnitigorsk) KHL (Reg.)39 10 8 18 24 3
2007-08 Dynamo (Moscow) Super League (Playoffs)0 0 0 0 0
2007-08 Dynamo (Moscow) Super League (Reg.)24 3 3 6 16 -1
2006-07 Team Russia LG Sweden Games (Reg.)3 0 0 0 0 +1
2006-07 Dynamo (Moscow) Super League (Reg.)48 21 24 45 46 1
2005-06 Dynamo (Moscow) Super League (Playoffs)4 0 2 2 4 -1
2005-06 Dynamo (Moscow) Super League (Reg.)32 8 10 18 36 7
2005-06 Team Russia Ceska Poistovna (EuroTour) (Intl.)3 0 0 0 0 +1
2004-05 Dynamo (Moscow) Super League (Playoffs)7 2 3 5 0 +6
2004-05 Dynamo (Moscow) Super League (Reg.)55 13 13 26 50 +10
2003-04 Dynamo (Moscow) Super League (Playoffs)3 0 0 0 2 -
2003-04 U20 Team Russia 4 Nations Tourn. (Intl.)3 1 1 2 8 -
2003-04 Dynamo (Moscow) Super League (Reg.)54 11 11 22 36 -
2002-03 Dynamo (Moscow) Super League (Playoffs)5 0 0 0 0 -
2002-03 Dynamo (Moscow) Super League (Reg.)50 3 7 10 49 -1
2001-02 Team Russia 84 5 Nations Tourn. (Intl.)4 1 0 1 0 -
2001-02 Dynamo Moscow 2 1st League (Juniors)30 33 17 50 34 -
2001-02 Dynamo Moscow 85 Junior League (Playoffs)3 3 0 3 2 -
2001-02 Dynamo (Moscow) Super League (Reg.)5 0 0 0 0 -
2001-02 Team Moscow 84 Regional Tourn. (Juniors)4 5 1 6 4 -
2001-02 Team Russia 84 5 Nations Tourn. (Intl.)4 3 3 6 2 4
2000-01 Team Moscow 84 Regional Tourn. (Intl.)5 4 1 5 4 -
2000-01 Team Russia 84 4 Nations Tourn. (Intl.)3 5 0 5 0 0
2000-01 Dynamo Moscow 84 Junior League (Playoffs)5 8 4 12 4 -
2000-01 Team Russia 84 5 Nations Tourn. (Intl.)5 3 3 6 4 -
2000-01 Team Russia 84 4 Nations Tourn. (Intl.)3 0 1 1 4 3
1999-00 U16 Team Russia U16 Friendly Games (Intl.)6 5 3 8 2 11
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