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Name: Maxim KondratievAnaheim Mighty Ducks (#168/2001 NHL Draft)

Rating: 83
Height: 187cm/6'2"
Weight: 80kg/176.0 lb
Position: Defenseman
Shoots: Left
Born: 1983-01-20
Birthplace: Togliatti, Russia

Game Worn Jerseys:
2004-05 Team Russia (EuroTour) Away - Available
2006-07 Team Russia (EuroTour) Away - Sold
Russian national team's training camp (03/28/2009)
Shirokov and Parshin shine in CSKA's big victory against Atlant (02/20/2009)
Maxim Kondratiev (Anaheim Mighty Ducks): Debts need to be paid! (07/10/2007)
Russia - Czech Republic - Exclusive RussianProspects Scouting Analysis (11/12/2006)
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02/04/2009 Russia roster for LG Hockey Games in Sweden (Euro Tour)

LG Sweden Games - 

Goaltenders: 84. Konstantin Barulin (St. Louis Blues) (CSKA, Moscow), 30. Alexander Eremenko (Salavat Ufa)
Defense: 3. Vitaly Vishnevski (Lokomotiv Yaroslavl), 5. Ilya Nikulin (Atlanta Thrashers) (Ak Bars Kazan), Alexei Zhitnik (Dynamo Moscow), 7. Alexander Guskov (Columbus Blue Jackets) (Lokomotiv Yaroslavl), 22. Konstantin Korneev (Montreal Canadiens) (CSKA Moscow), 28. Denis Kulyash (Nashville Predators) (CSKA Moscow), 63. Maxim Kondratiev (Anaheim Mighty Ducks) (CSKA Moscow), 74. Alexei Emelin (Montreal Canadiens) (Ak Bars Kazan).
Forwards: 8. Alexei Mikhnov (Edmonton Oilers) (Lokomotiv Yaroslavl), 9. Alexander Suglobov (CSKA Moscow), 10. Oleg Kvasha (Traktor Chelyabinsk), 13. Ivan Nepryaev (Dynamo Moscow), Alexei Badyukov (Ak Bars Kazan), 23. Andrei Taratukhin (Calgary Flames) (Salavat Yulaev Ufa), 24. Petr Schastlivy (Phoenix Coyotes) (CSKA Moscow), 27. Dmitri Afanasenkov (Dynamo Moscow), 37. Alexander Perezhogin (Montreal Canadiens) (Salavat Yulaev Ufa), 47. Alexander Radulov (Nashville Predators) (Salavat Yulaev Ufa), 39. Maxim Rybin (Spartak Moscow), 91. Oleg Saprykin (Ottawa Senators) (CSKA Moscow).

Defender Dmitri Vorobiev (Toronto Maple Leafs) (Salavat Yulaev Ufa) and forward Konstantin Gorovikov (SKA St. Petersburg) have been replaced by Alexei Zhitnik (Dynamo Moscow) and Alexei Badyukov (Ak Bars Kazan)
04/02/2008 Russians who fled NHL disqualified from World Championships

A number of Russian players have been disqualified from participating in the World Championships because of the manner in which they left their NHL clubs by flying back to Russia without permission and consequently being disqualified. While NHL could not prevent these players from signing in Russia (due to a lack of a transfer agreement between the two leagues), the league could prevent them from participating in IIHF competition. This likely hurts the players significantly, as it is highly prestigious to skate for the national team in Russia. The list of players includes Alexei Kaigorodov (Phoenix Coyotes), Vadim Khomitski (Dallas Stars), Andrei Taratukhin (Calgary Flames), Stanislav Chistov (Boston Bruins), Alexander Svitov (Columbus Blue Jackets), and Maxim Kondratiev (Anaheim Mighty Ducks).
12/07/2007 Round 33: Vladislav Evseev (Boston Bruins) gets his revenge

U20 ADT Canada Russia Challenge -  Vladislav Evseev has continued his renaissance, scoring a pair of goals against his former club HC Dynamo. HC Khimik destroyed HC CSKA behind a strong performance by Sergei Mozyakin (Columbus Blue Jackets). Maxim Kondratiev (Anaheim Mighty Ducks) collected his first goal since returning from North America. Anton Babchuk (Carolina Hurricanes) collected his 8th goal of the season. Lokomotiv lost despite getting goals from Alexei Yashin and Alexei Mikhnov (Edmonton Oilers). Oleg Piganovich collected two assists, continuing his Rookie of the Year caliber season and was a big reason why Traktor one. READ MORE
10/14/2007 Maxim Kondratiev (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)'s game worn Team Russia jersey added
07/12/2007 Maxim Kondratiev (Anaheim Mighty Ducks): Debts need to be paid! (Hockey Magazine Interview)
05/25/2007 Maxim Kondratiev (Anaheim Mighty Ducks) in NHL - signs deal with Anaheim
04/26/2007 Team Russia announces final roster
11/17/2006 Russia - Czech Republic - Exclusive RussianProspects Scouting Analysis
08/19/2006 Maxim Kondratiev (Anaheim Mighty Ducks) signs in Russia
04/26/2006 Maxim Kondratiev (Anaheim Mighty Ducks) leads AHL’s Portland in playoffs
04/21/2006 Maxim Kondratiev (Anaheim Mighty Ducks) registers a goal and 4 assists for Portland
03/14/2006 AHL clubs anounce playoff rosters, include a number of Russian prospects
07/15/2005 New York Rangers defensive duo Fedor Tyutin and Maxim Kondratiev are coming back to the NHL!
01/24/2005 Part of Russia's Sweden Games (EuroTour) roster announced: Evgeny Malkin (Pittsburgh Penguins) will make debut
11/20/2004 Round 27 Game Notes
11/11/2004 Far From Russia, a Hockey Reunion (Fedor Tyutin, Maxim Kondratiev - NY Times article)
09/16/2004 Fedor Tyutin and Maxim Kondratiev (New York Rangers) assigned to the AHL’s Hartford Wolfpack
05/01/2004 Andrei Markov (Montreal Canadiens) declines invitation to national team, opens door for Maxim Kondratiev
03/03/2004 Maxim Kondratiev's rights headed to the Big Apple in a Brian Leetch deal
02/29/2004 Web Site News: NEW Interview with defenseman Maxim Kondratiev (Toronto Thrashers)
02/18/2004 Maxim Kondratiev (Toronto Maple Leafs) nets first goal, a game winner for Lada
12/16/2003 Toronto Maple Leafs reassign defenseman Maxim Kondratiev to Lada Togliatti
Scouting Evaluations:
Shirokov and Parshin shine in CSKA's big victory against Atlant
Russia - Czech Republic - Exclusive RussianProspects Scouting Analysis
Talent Analysis:
Maxim Kondratiev is a prototypical offensive defenseman. He possesses above average speed and very strong skating ability. He is very maneuverable and possesses great lateral movement. An observer from Togliatti commented that he possesses stronger skating that some of Ladaís forwards. His playing style is similar to that of Montrealís Andrei Markov, who started his career as a forward with Khimik Voskresensk before being pulled back to play defense. Maxim is not a defensive liability, but he always pushes towards the offensive zone. When on the attack, his head is usually up, looking for an open teammate. His hockey sense is there, but his passes could use some improvement and better precision. Maximís most dangerous weapon is his slap shot. It is well aimed and very powerful. He also does not hesitate to shoot the puck, something that is likely the byproduct of Petr Vorobievís coaching. Vorobiev does not usually use offensive defensemen on his team, but Kondratiev is obviously an exception to that rule. Under Vorobiev, Maximís offensive abilities continued improving, but even more importantly, he started to learn about defensive accountability. It is a rare sight, if you ever saw him leave the blue line while in the offensive zone
Back In Russia:
2003-04: Looking to infuse their defensive corps with new talent, the Maple Leafs have been reportedly negotiating with Kondratievís agents. The NHL club is likely to bring the young defenseman over this summer. He is capable on making an immediate impact on the NHL level, but look for him to start the season at St. Johns and earn a couple of call ups to the big club to replace injured players. 2002-03: Maxim Kondratiev didnít take the expected next step during the last season. He continued to play a key role in Ladaís defensive corps. Unfortunately, his offensive upside, that seemed to be improving last season, did not continue to develop. He also played a marginal role on Russiaís U20 WJC squad in Canada.
Maxim Kondratiev was born in the Togliatti area and started his hockey career in Ladaís Hockey School. His first experience against adult players was with Upper Leagueís CSK VVS Samara hockey club during the 2000-01 season. He developed well in the Upper League and was very effective in Lada Togliattiís preseason 2001-02 training camp. He played most of the season on Ladaís second and third defensive pairings with Vladislav Bjulin, a former Philadelphia Flyers prospect and a seasoned veteran. During the 2001-02 season, he also made his debut on the Russian National Team, competing at a Four Nations Tournament and at the U20 World Junior Championships.

2002 U20 World Junior Championships Player Review:
Maxim had a good tournament. He played on the third defensive pairing with Team Russiaís assistant captain Vladimir Korsunov. In the tournament, Maxim was a dependable defensive defenseman without much offensive upside. Maxim played on the second power play and shorthanded units, but did not get much ice time on the power play, as Volchenkov-Grebeshkov-Knyazev-Tyutin played most of the time in those situations. He played solid defense for the most part, but was prone to making mistakes in some games. Maxim played physical hockey, though he will need to bulk up to sustain it at a higher level. Offensively, Maxim did have a couple of impressive passes down the ice, but did not show much else.
NHL Outlook:
The Toronto Maple Leafs drafted Maxim in the sixth round, 168th overall. When they drafted him, all that was officially known was that he was a smaller defenseman with solid skating. Since then he evolved into one of top defensemen in Russia. He appears to be offensive minded in the mold of Andrei Markov, but with better defensive abilities. He is also under the coaching of Petr Vorobiev. Currently he has the potential to become a top four defenseman with Toronto. During the summer of 2003 Kondratiev signed a three year deal with the Maple Leafs and will be in the NHL clubs training camp in the fall of 2003. Staying in Russia for the 2002-03 season helped the young blue liner out, providing him with additional experience on one of Russia's strongest, as well most defensively minded clubs.
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM +/-
2008-09 CSKA (Moscow) KHL (Reg.)42 1 8 9 40 7
2006-07 Team Russia Channel 1 Games (EuroTour) (Reg.)3 0 0 0 0 +1
2006-07 Team Russia LG Sweden Games (Reg.)3 0 1 1 0 0
2006-07 Lada (Togliatti) Super League (Reg.)50 3 17 20 144 -1
2006-07 Team Russia Ceska Poistovna (Euro Tour) (Intl.)3 0 0 0 4 -
2004-05 Lada (Togliatti) Super League (Playoffs)5 0 2 2 0 -1
2004-05 Team Russia Sweden Games (EuroTour) (Intl.)2 0 0 0 6 -
2004-05 Team Russia ROSSNO Cup (Intl.)3 0 0 0 2 -
2004-05 Lada (Togliatti) Super League (Reg.)32 2 4 6 65 +12
2004-05 Hartford Wolfpack AHL (Reg.)13 1 4 5 8 0
2003-04 Lada (Togliatti) Super League (Playoffs)6 0 0 0 18 -
2003-04 Lada (Togliatti) Super League (Reg.)29 2 3 5 83 -
2003-04 Team Russia Sweden Games (EuroTour)3 0 0 0 12 -
2002-03 Team Russia 83 4 Nations Tourn. (Intl.)3 0 0 0 0 5
2002-03 Lada (Togliatti) Super League (Playoffs)10 0 0 0 6 -
2002-03 Lada (Togliatti) Super League (Reg.)47 2 3 5 56 7
2002-03 U20 Team Russia U20 WJC IIHF (Intl.)6 0 1 1 14 0
2001-02 Lada (Togliatti) Super League (Reg.)41 3 3 6 28 -
2001-02 Team Russia 82 4 Nations Tourn. (Intl.)3 0 1 1 0 2
2001-02 U20 Team Russia U20 WJC IIHF (Intl.)7 0 1 1 2 -1
2000-01 Team Povolzhe Regional Tourn. (Juniors)5 1 2 3 22 -
2000-01 CSK VVS Samara Upper League (Reg.)18 2 1 3 24 -
Team Russia WC 2 0 0 0 2 0
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