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Name: Konstantin RudenkoPhiladelphia Flyers (#160/1999 NHL Draft)

Rating: 77
Height: 179cm/5'10"
Weight: 81kg/178.2 lb
Position: Left Wing
Shoots: Right
Born: 1981-07-23
Birthplace: Ust Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan

Game Worn Jerseys:
2000-01 Lokomotiv (Yaroslavl) Away - Sold
2003-04 Lokomotiv (Yaroslavl) Away - Sold
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Kiril Petrov shift by shift detailed scouting report (Ak Bars vs. Lokomotiv game) (10/20/2007)
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03/25/2008 Semifinals - Lokomotiv vs. Metallurg 2:0 (series 1:0): Vasyunov and Varlamov shine, Lokomotiv skates past Metallurg

Super League -  Alexander Vasyunov (New Jersey Devils) scored, Semen Varlamov (Washington Capitals) stopped all the shots and Lokomotiv took away the first game of of the semifinals series against Metallurg. Vasyunov, who replaced hurt Konstantin Rudenko (Philadelphia Flyers) on the second line with Ivan Tkachenko (Columbus Blue Jackets) and Alexei Mikhnov (Edmonton Oilers), at the twenty-eight minute burned Metallurg defenseman Ivan Sidorov on the left flank and then released a smooth backhander that hit left pad of Travis Scott before going in the net. “I shot and the goalkeeper didn’t catch the puck. Bad for him, good for us”. In the last seconds of the game Metallurg replaced the goalie for a sixth skater, but Yashin added an empty-netter that ended the match. Semen Varlamov (Washington Capitals) has been really solid and won the battle against the best goalkeeper of the past season Travis Scott, getting his second shutout of these playoffs. “My Finn trainer Jussi Parkkila has convinced me to play butterfly, but I still have to master this different style” – Varlamov declared to Sport Day After Day in a post-game interview.
03/18/2008 Darius Kasparaitis seriously injures Konstantin Rudenko (Philadelphia Flyers)

Super League -  Darius Kasparaitis (New York Rangers) seriously injured Lokomotiv forward Konstantin Rudenko (Philadelphia Flyers) during the third games of the Super League quarterfinals between HC SKA and Lokomotiv. The young forward collided with Kasparaitis, who appeared to have raised his shoulder to hit Rudenko in the head. The result was a broken jaw and a concussion for Rudenko, who needed help to be carried off the ice. He is out of hockey for at least 6 weeks and will not be able to talk until after the surgery, will should take place later this week.
01/17/2007 Round 42 - Koshechkin (Tampa Bay) shuts down opponents again

Russian Super League -  Koshechkin (Tampa Bay Lightning) earned his second shutout in a row and his fifth of the season. Varlamov (Washington Capitals) struggled once again in his second game back with HC Lokomotiv since winning the silver medals at the U20 WJC. Philadelphia Flyers prospect Rudenko scored both of Lokomotiv’s goals in the 2:4 loss to HC Salavat Yulayev. HC Khimik defeated HC SKA, with Makarov (Chicago Blackhawks) netting his sixth of the season in a losing effort, and Mozyakin (Columbus Blue Jackets) scoring a hattrick to lead his club to victory. READ MORE
02/23/2004 Web Site News: New photos of Denis Grebshkov, Ivan Nepriaeyv and Konstantin Rudenko added!
02/15/2004 Konstantin Rudenko (Philadelphia Flyers) returns from injury, reclaims spot on Lokomotiv’s top line
01/24/2004 Konstantin Rudenko suffers a minor shoulder injury, out a week.
01/13/2004 Web Site News: Konstantin Rudenko's profile added to RussianProspects.com!
01/11/2004 Web Site News: Coming Soon - Konstantin Rudenko's player profile
01/03/2004 Konstantin Rudenko (Philadelphia Flyers) has a multiple point game in his return from a concussion!
12/17/2003 Philadelphia Flyers prospect Konstantin Rudenko suffers a concussion
12/11/2003 EuroTour's Baltica Cup has been anounced by Viktor Tikhonov.
Scouting Evaluations:
Kiril Petrov shift by shift detailed scouting report (Ak Bars vs. Lokomotiv game)
Talent Analysis:
Skating: A technical skater with a good stride...above average acceleration and top speed...moves his feet well and doesn’t usually float...sturdy on his skates, moves well under pressure. Shot: Possesses a precise wrist shot with a quick release...good backhand...doesn’t use his slap shot often...overall, needs to improve the strength/velocity of his shot, since, while the release and precision are good, the lack of power gives the goalie time to react. Technical Ability: A solid puckhandler...isn’t afraid to move the puck up the ice...stickhandles the puck well, even if he is trapped by a defenseman...can effectively accept a pass in most situations. Pass: Passing is a big part of his arsenal...very effective at making precise short/mid range passes. Hockey Sense: A very creative player, who tries interesting combinations with his linemates...can be prone to mistakes/turnovers with some of his creative passes, as the linemates don’t expect them...sees the ice well...positionally, understands where his linemates need him to be, as well as where to catch his linemates with a pass. Defensive Play: The aspect of the game, where Rudenko stands out ahead of other creative, speedy forwards...very responsible defensively...while a left wing, usually the first forward back in his own zone playing defense...good decision making in his own zone...takes a penalty when necessary
Back In Russia:
Konstantin Rudenko has been raised in Kazakh town of Ust Kamenogorsk. After some time in Ust Kamenogorsk’s hockey school, Rudenko traveled to Omsk, then Cherpovets, where he joined a Super League club Severstal. After playing one season for Cherpovets’ junior farm team, the young forward moved on to St. Petersburg, where he made his Super League debut during the 1999-00 season. His success did not go unnoticed, and during the summer of 2000, he received an invitation from Torpedo (now Lokomotiv) Yarosalvl. 2000-01: Skating for Yaroslavl had it’s benefits, as Rudenko was able to learn from veterans on the Super League club. Though not getting much ice time during the regular season, Rudenko really made an impression in the playoffs, where he skated in most second phase and playoff games. Playing for Yaroslavl had additional benefits, since the club’s head coach was also the head coach of Russia’s national U20 team. Though one of the last cuts for the U20 WJC, Rudenko did skate for the national team at the Four Nations Tournament, which was held in Sweden. 2001-02: Rudenko’s career took a step back during the 2001-02 season, as the young forward suffered a shoulder injury early on and was forced to miss a large portion of the season rehabilitating from surgery. He did return to Lokomotiv’s lineup in early January, but by that time several other young forwards were ahead of him in club’s depth chart and he only saw action in 9 games during the second half of the regular season, and Lokomotiv’s championship winning playoff run. 2002-03: While not suffering any injuries, Rudenko’s 2002-03 season was mediocre at best, as the young forward had to compete with a large number of young forwards for very few spots, as the club was full of veterans. Nevertheless, he managed to skate in roughly half of the regular season games, though, once again was used only sparingly in the playoffs. 2003-04: During the summer of ’03, several young forwards left Lokomotiv, opening up room for Rudenko to get significant ice time. The young forward responded very well, splitting the first part of the season between the first and second lines. Rudenko played his best hockey on the line with former NHLers, Andrei Kovalenko and Slava Butsayev. His performance was impressive enough to merit an invitation to the Russia’s senior national team for the EuroTour’s Baltica Cup. Unfortunately, during the training camp, Rudenko suffered a concussion, and was forced to miss the international tournament. Fortunately, he recovered from the injury in just two weeks, apparently not missing a step, as he registered four points (2G and 2A) in his first game back in Lokomotiv’s lineup.
NHL Outlook:
The Philadelphia Flyers drafted Konstantin Rudenko 160th overall in the in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft. Since his draft year, he has developed into a Super League caliber winger, breaking out during the 2003-04 season. Rudenko is reaching new heights in his career, and will likely spend the 2004-05 season securing his status as one of Super League’s top left wingers. The talented player has the potential to develop into a reliable second line forward, with a consistent scoring touch, as well as passing.
Projected North American Arrival: Summer ’05
Statistics:
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM +/-
2008-09 Lokomotiv (Yaroslavl) KHL (Reg.)48 10 18 28 26 12
2007-08 Lokomotiv (Yaroslavl) Super League (Playoffs)7 0 1 1 8 -2
2007-08 Lokomotiv (Yaroslavl) Super League (Reg.)46 6 17 23 28 4
2006-07 Lokomotiv (Yaroslavl) Super League (Playoffs)7 2 2 4 6 3
2006-07 Lokomotiv (Yaroslavl) Super League (Reg.)34 11 8 19 30 0
2005-06 Lokomotiv (Yaroslavl) Super League (Playoffs)11 1 2 3 0 -3
2005-06 Lokomotiv (Yaroslavl) Super League (Reg.)49 11 17 28 55 16
2004-05 Lokomotiv (Yaroslavl) Super League (Reg.)21 1 0 1 8 -8
2003-04 Lokomotiv (Yaroslavl) Super League (Playoffs)3 0 0 0 0 -
2003-04 Lokomotiv (Yaroslavl) Super League (Reg.)43 10 12 22 18 -
2002-03 Lokomotiv (Yaroslavl) Super League (Playoffs)2 0 0 0 0 -
2002-03 Lokomotiv (Yaroslavl) Super League (Reg.)19 3 4 7 20 3
2001-02 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl 2 1st League (Juniors)2 1 1 2 2 -
2001-02 Lokomotiv (Yaroslavl) Super League (Playoffs)1 0 0 0 0 -
2001-02 Lokomotiv (Yaroslavl) Super League (Reg.)8 0 2 2 12 -
2000-01 Lokomotiv (Yaroslavl) Super League (Playoffs)9 2 1 3 8 -
2000-01 Lokomotiv (Yaroslavl) Super League (Reg.)18 2 3 5 28
2000-01 U20 Team Russia 4 Nations Tourn. (Intl.)3 0 1 1 8 1
1999-00 SKA St. Petersburg 2 1st League (Juniors)7 2 4 6 2 -
1999-00 SKA St. Petersburg Super League (Playoffs)1 0 0 0 0 -
1999-00 SKA St. Petersburg Super League (Reg.)20 1 1 2 8 -
1998-99 Severstal Cherpovets 3 1st League (Juniors)3 0 1 1 4 -
1998-99 Severstal Cherpovets 2 Upper League (Reg.)28 15 9 24 67 -
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