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Name: Sergei GimayevOttawa Senators (#166/2003 NHL Draft)

Rating: 73
Height: 184cm/6'0"
Weight: 83kg/182.6 lb
Position: Defenseman
Shoots: Left
Born: 1984-02-16
Birthplace: Cherepovets, Russia

Game Worn Jerseys:
2005-06 Dynamo (Moscow) Away - Available
Round 46: Viktor Tikhonov (Phoenix Coyotes) shines (Severstal - Lokomotiv detailed scouting analysis) (02/06/2008)
Sergei Gimayev (Ottawa Senators) Exclusive RussianProspects Rookie Camp Interview (07/10/2004)
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03/02/2004 Web Site News: Player profile for defenseman Sergei Gimayev (Ottawa Senators) added!
Scouting Evaluations:
Round 46: Viktor Tikhonov (Phoenix Coyotes) shines (Severstal - Lokomotiv detailed scouting analysis)
Talent Analysis:
Skating: An average skater with good technique, but average speed...skating backwards is also average, doesn’t seem to have the speed of some of his counterparts when skating backwards. Shot: Posesses a powerful, though imprecise shot...doesn’t hesitate to join in offensively, and tries to shoot the puck. Technical Ability: Has average control of the puck...tends to put his head down when carrying it up the times displays confidence in his own abilities and does not hesitate to bring the puck up the ice...stickhandling is also average. Pass: Capable of making effective short distance passes...doesn’t usually make good, precise long passes, or first passes out of the defensive zone, tending to pass the puck off to his defensive partner...he is not a power play quarterback, tending to either shoot the puck, or passing it off to the nearest player, unable, or unwilling to distribute the puck to the crease Hockey Sense: A simple player, who doesn’t see the ice well in the offensive zone and has slightly above average understanding of the game in his own end. Defensive Play: Average positionally, at times getting caught too close to the boards...not very aggressive, especially against bigger opponents...doesn’t show consistency
Back In Russia:
Gimayev is the product of the Severstal Cherpovets hockey school. 2002-03 season: The young defenseman made his debut in the Super League club’s main lineup and spent most of the season sharing the fourth defensive pairing spot with a newcomer to Cherpovets, Alexander Shinin, while filling out the U20 requirement for the Super League club. 2003-04 season: During the preseason, Gimayev beat out Shinin because the latter suffered a serious injury, and secured a spot for himself in Severstal’s lineup. He consistently skates on the club’s third, or fourth defensive pairing, getting about 7-12 minutes of ice time per game. The young defenseman was also on Russia’s U20 squad at several tournaments, including the U20 WJC in Finland. Gimayev’s play at that particular tournament was mediocre, and he did not show himself in the best light. He did look very good at September’s U20 Four Nations Tournament in Tyumen, Russia.
NHL Outlook:
The Ottawa Senators drafted Gimayev in the 5th round of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, 166th overall. The young defenseman appears to be developing well in the Super League, though his NHL upside, especially with his lack of physical play, may not be very high. It is likely that this upside is that of a sixth or seventh defenseman, who does not excel, but can contribute at both ends of the ice. Gimayev has had a chance to adapt to the Super League with Severstal, but his club is suffering through tough time at all positions, including defense. This means that while he has skated in a lot of games during the 2003-04 season, the young defenseman will need to continue to develop and elevate his game if Severstal decides to upgrade their lineup for the 2004-05 season.
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM +/-
2008-09 Barys (Astana) KHL (Reg.)45 0 2 2 79 -4
2007-08 Severstal (Cherepovets) Super League (Playoffs)0 0 0 0 0
2007-08 Severstal (Cherepovets) Super League (Reg.)39 1 0 1 30 -5
2006-07 Dynamo (Moscow) Super League (Reg.)22 0 2 2 28 3
2005-06 Dynamo (Moscow) Super League (Playoffs)2 0 0 0 0
2005-06 Dynamo (Moscow) Super League (Reg.)46 1 3 4 36 -1
2004-05 Sibir Novosibirsk Super League (Reg.)31 1 6 7 34 -6
2004-05 Severstal Cherpovets Super League (Reg.)5 0 1 1 2 -1
2003-04 U20 Team Russia U20 WJC (Intl.)6 0 2 2 6 +3
2003-04 U20 Team Russia 4 Nations Tourn. (Intl.)3 0 0 0 2 -
2003-04 Severstal Cherpovets Super League (Reg.)46 1 3 4 32 -
2003-04 Severstal Cherpovets Spartak Cup (Preseason)5 0 0 0 2 -
2002-03 Severstal Cherpovets Super League (Reg.)12 0 0 0 4 -
2003-04 Team Russia 84 4 Nations Tourn. (Intl.)3 0 1 1 4 -
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