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Name: Dmitri KazionovTampa Bay Lightning (#100/2002 NHL Draft)

Rating: 80
Height: 192cm/6'4"
Weight: 84kg/184.8 lb
Position: Center
Shoots: Left
Born: 1984-05-13
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

Game Worn Jerseys:
2001-02 HC CSKA Moscow Home - Sold
Ak Bars Ė Traktor: Evgeny Kuznetsov and Andrei Popov (Philadelphia Flyers) evaluation (10/26/2009)
Lada Togliatti beats Ak Bars in Kazan (02/19/2009)
Alexei Emelin (Montreal Canadiens) detailed game shift-by-shift scouting report (10/23/2008)
Round 52 Ė Ak Bars vs Metallurg (10 prospects scouted): Clash of the Champions Review (02/25/2008)
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06/30/2009 Kazionov brothers invited in Tampa Bay development camp

National Hockey League (NHL) -  2010 Tampa's development camp will probably feature Denis Kazionov (Tampa Bay Lightning) and Dmitri Kazionov (Tampa Bay Lightning) as the two forwards have been invited. The camp will run from July 8th to 15th at the St. Pete's Times Forum.
03/25/2008 Semifinals - Ak Bars Kazan vs. Salavat Yulayev 2:1 (series 1:1)

The game saw some changes in the club lineups, with Mikhail Zhukov (Edmonton Oilers) and Andrei Zubarev (Atlanta Thrashers) being put in reserve by Kazanís head coach Zinatulla Bilyaletdinov in favor of more experienced and offensively gifted players. The teams exchanged several dangerous scoring chances by Salavatís Alexander Perezhogin (Montreal Canadiens) and then again Igor Volkov (New York Islanders) who almost scored on a redirect of Kiril Koltsov (Vancouver Canucks)ís hard shot. Dmitri Kazionov (Tampa Bay Lightning) played well in this game, continuing to have a strong playoff. While he did not score, he did cause a number of problems for Salavat and assisted beautifully on a key opening goal by Kazan when he fed Alexander Stepanov from behind the net. It was also interesting to see Alexei Shkotov (St. Louis Blues) show signs of life after having a very quiet season. Despite skating on the fourth line he was very active for his club and chipped in on his teamís only tally. With the series tied, the games now move to Kazan for third contest.
08/03/2007 Denis Kazionov (Tampa Bay Lightning) released by HC CSKA
03/22/2007 Quarterfinals - 2: Artem Anisimov (New York Rangers) lights it up again
02/20/2007 Round 51
02/17/2007 Center Dmitri Kazionov (Tampa Bay Lightning) given a chance on top line
10/20/2006 Round 18 - HC Khimik - HC Ak Bars Detailed Game Recap
07/01/2006 Dmitri Kazionov (Tampa Bay Lightning) on the move to Kazan
11/06/2005 Dmitri Kazionov (Tampa Bay Lightning) on his way home to Dynamo
10/15/2004 Premium Content: 2003-04 Season Report for Dmitri Kazionov (Tampa Bay Lightning #100/2002) added
05/03/2004 Web Site News: Player stats have been updated for Alexander Seluyanov (Detroit Red Wings), Dmitri Kazionov (Tampa Bay Lightning) and Konstantin Volkov (Toronto Mapl
11/29/2003 Web Site News: Tampa Bay Lightning prospect Dmitri Kazionov talent analysis rewritten.
7/23/2003 Web Site News:
Scouting Evaluations:
Ak Bars Ė Traktor: Evgeny Kuznetsov and Andrei Popov (Philadelphia Flyers) evaluation
Lada Togliatti beats Ak Bars in Kazan
Alexei Emelin (Montreal Canadiens) detailed game shift-by-shift scouting report
Round 52 Ė Ak Bars vs Metallurg (10 prospects scouted): Clash of the Champions Review
Super League Round 3: Prospects parade in Kazan - Metallurg Mg. vs. Ak Bars (Kazan) Scouting Analysis
Super League Round 18 - HC Khimik - HC Ak Bars Detailed Game Recap
2003-04 Season Recap (Premium Content):

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Talent Analysis:
Skating: Technically sound skater...possesses above average straightaway and maneuvering speed...very good first step and acceleration for a player his size. Shot: Has a strong shot, but rarely uses it...tends to wait too long for an opening instead of shooting it, and then passes off the puck...gets tied down by the opposition’s defense. Technical Ability: Possesses soft hands and can handle the puck well. He can go around a few opponents, and very importantly, is not afraid to do it. Doesn’t crash through, instead using his talent. Pass: Can make a great pass with his soft hands...generally prefers combination hockey...passes a lot more then shoots the puck. Hockey Sense: The best ’84 born center in Russia....sees the ice well and can make a great pass...makes very good decisions with the puck, except when he looks for too long for a perfect opening at the net instead of taking a shot or passing the puck. Defensive Play: A natural center, constantly gets back on defense. Physical Play: Does not fear to mix it up and doesn’t shy away from traffic or the boards...still too light to effectively use his 6’3 frame, something that is common amongst players his age. Overall: Kazionov is an up and coming, young center who has learned a lot from Petr Vorobiev’s hockey book. He is big, aggressive, defensively responsible and mobile center, who is on the right track and just needs to continue developing both physically and mentally.
Back In Russia:
Dmitri Kazionov was born in Moscow. At an early age he joined the Dynamo Moscow school of hockey. Dmitri""s first season with Dynamo""s junior farm team, Dynamo 2, was 1999-2000. He only played 2 games , scoring a single goal. During the 2000-01 season Dynamo""s management decided to promote Dmitri to the team""s Upper League affiliate, THK Tver. Dmitri did not have much impact on the team, playing primarily on the fourth line. After the 2000-01 season, Dynamo transferred him, along with another great prospect, Vladislav Evseev, to HC CSKA
NHL Outlook:
Dmitri Kazionov is a very talented center who has the potential to become a complete package. The 2001-02 season did not go well for Dmitri, who struggled to earn ice time with HC CSKA and Lada Togliatti. He also did not show anything special in International Competition. Dmitri's potential remains fairly high, but he is a project pick. Tampa Bay selected Dmitri in the fourth round, 100th overall, which is quite a drop from the high first to second round expectations he garnered earlier in the 2001-02 season. Though his drop in the ratings was heavier, Tampa Bay's pick of Dmitri is similar to the selection of Alexander Polushin in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. Alexander was labeled a project at the time and dropped to the second round, but has since then emerged as one of the most dominant players in his age group in Russia. It is unclear where Dmitri will start the next season, but a logical step in his development will be to secure a spot on a Super League team.
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM +/-
2008-09 Ak Bars (Kazan) KHL (Reg.)55 9 10 19 30 9
2007-08 Ak Bars (Kazan) Super League (Playoffs)10 0 3 3 16 1
2007-08 Ak Bars (Kazan) Super League (Reg.)56 7 13 20 46 3
2006-07 Ak Bars (Kazan) Super League (Reg.)48 10 11 21 34 17
2005-06 Dynamo (Moscow) Super League (Playoffs)4 1 0 1 6 0
2005-06 Lada (Togliatti) Super League (Reg.)13 0 3 3 18 -3
2004-05 Lada (Togliatti) Super League (Reg.)46 3 7 10 32 0
2003-04 Lada Togliatti 2 1st League (Reg.)5 3 2 5 0 -
2003-04 Lada (Togliatti) Super League (Playoffs)5 0 0 0 4 -
2003-04 U20 Team Russia U20 WJC (Intl.)6 1 1 2 2 +1
2003-04 U20 Team Russia 4 Nations Tourn. (Intl.)3 0 0 0 2 -
2003-04 Lada (Togliatti) Super League (Reg.)47 6 5 11 34 -
2002-03 Lada Togliatti 2 1st League (Juniors)34 14 13 27 26 27
2002-03 Lada (Togliatti) Super League (Reg.)5 0 1 1 4 2
2001-02 Team Russia 84 5 Nations Tourn. (Intl.)4 0 0 0 0 -
2001-02 Team Russia 84 5 Nations Tourn. (Intl.)4 0 1 1 0 2
2001-02 Team Russia 84 5 Nations Tourn. (Intl.)5 0 2 2 0 -4
2001-02 HC CSKA Moscow 2 1st League (Juniors)11 1 1 2 4 -
2001-02 HC CSKA Moscow Upper League (Reg.)2 0 1 1 0 -
2001-02 Lada (Togliatti) Super League (Reg.)4 0 0 0 0 -
2001-02 Lada Togliatti 2 1st League (Juniors)16 10 9 19 0 -
2001-02 U18 Team Russia U18 WJC IIHF (Intl.)1 0 0 0 0 0
2000-01 THK Tver Upper League (Reg.)33 1 1 2 6 -
2000-01 Team Russia 84 5 Nations Tourn. (Intl.)5 0 3 3 0 -
2000-01 Team Russia 84 4 Nations Tourn. (Intl.)3 2 1 3 2 1
1999-00 Dynamo Moscow Jr. Junior League (Playoffs)6 0 2 2 8 -
1999-00 Team Moscow Regional Tourn. (Juniors)6 0 0 0 8 -
1999-00 Dynamo Moscow 2 1st League (Juniors)2 1 0 1 0 -
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