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Name: Konstantin PushkarevDallas Stars (#44/2003 NHL Draft)

Rating: 82
Height: 184cm/6'0"
Weight: 78kg/171.6 lb
Position: Right Wing
Shoots: Left
Born: 1985-02-12
Birthplace: Ust Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan

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06/27/2008 Konstantin Pushkarev (Dallas Stars) and Vadim Khomitski (Dallas Stars) receive qualifying offers

Konstantin Pushkarev (Dallas Stars) and Vadim Khomitski (Dallas Stars) received qualifying offers from the Dallas Stars today. For both players this may be one more chance to return to North America and join the Dallas Stars system. Konstantin Pushkarev (Dallas Stars) was traded to the Stars by the Kings during the 2006-07 season, but chose to leave the AHL affiliate Iowa Stars midway through the 2007-08 season, though not being able to successfully return to Russian hockey. Vadim Khomitski (Dallas Stars) signed a one-way deal last year, but chose to return to Russia after failing to make the Stars and struggling to earn a top defensive pairing spot with the Iowa Stars. The young prospect had an average season in Russia and will hopefully return to North America to finish what he started. At this point it is unclear, as he has a strong offer from HC Khimik, as the club was forced to be involved in the bidding war for the restricted agent's services with HC SKA.
11/13/2007 Iowa Stars lose another player to Russia

Super League -  Iowa Stars right wing Konstantin Pushkarev (Dallas Stars) has left the American Hockey League team to return to playing in Russia — becoming the second Stars player in two weeks to do so. READ MORE
01/21/2007 Konstantin Pushkarev (Los Angeles Kings) assigned to Manchester
04/04/2006 Konstantin Pushkarev (Los Angeles Kings) recalled by the Kings
04/01/2006 Pushkarev (Los Angeles) and Suglobov (Toronto) sent down to the AHL
03/28/2006 Konstantin Pushkarev (Los Angeles Kings) makes NHL debut!
03/14/2006 AHL clubs anounce playoff rosters, include a number of Russian prospects
01/20/2005 Spotlight: Konstantin Pushkarev (Los Angeles Kings) big hit in Calgary
12/10/2004 Konstantin Pushkarev (Los Angeles Kings) returns from injury
11/04/2004 Konstantin Pushkarev caught with an illegal stick (Calgary Sun Article)
10/09/2004 From Russia with Grit - Konstantin Pushkarev (Los Angeles Kings #44/2003) (Sportsnet.ca Story)
09/26/2004 Premium Content: 2003-04 Season Reports for Konstantin Pushkarev (Los Angeles Kings #44/2003), and Igor Grigorenko (Detroit Red Wings #62/2001)
09/16/2004 Los Angeles Kings sign 2003 Draft’s second rounder Konstantin Pushkarev
02/21/2004 Konstantin Pushkarev (Los Angeles Kings) post injury update
12/10/2003 Los Angeles Kings prospect Konstantin Pushkarev suffered a knee injury and will undergo surgery this week to repair the damage.
10/15/2003
2003-04 Season Recap (Premium Content):

After spending the 2002-03 season with High League’s Kazink-Torpedo (Ust Kamenogorsk), Konstantin Pushkarev joined Russian Super League’s Avangard (Omsk)......WANT TO READ MORE? You are not logged in. Please log in if you wish to view the premium section's entire content. If you do not have a premium account, subscribe now!

Talent Analysis:
Pushkarev is a typical sniper...a very good skater, with a high top speed and great acceleration...very aggressive on the ice and does not hesitate to crash the net...very competitive and doesn’t give up on a play...not an asset defensively, needs to work on this aspect of the game....possesses a good wrister with a quick release...needs to bulk up and improve his strength to supplement his aggressiveness with power and that will come with time.
Back In Russia:
Or should we say back in Kazakhstan. Born in Ust Kamenogorsk, Pushkarev has been a product of that team’s famous hockey school, which is one of the last remaining oasis of hockey in that country. The 2002-03 season has been his breakthrough year on the international arena. He competed on Kazakhstan’s both U20 and U18 WJC squads and was at the top of the scoring charts at the U18 tournament with nine goals. Next year, Pushkarev will likely sign with a Super League team and move away from Kazakhstan to Russia, as has happened with almost a dozen other talented Ust Kamenogorsk players.
NHL Outlook:
Konstantin Pushkarev is eligible for the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. His performance at the U18 WJC has definitely made him noticeable to the NHL scouts. He is the dark horse of the draft and will likely be picked on the first day of the draft. A couple of NHL teams are seriously considering selecting this player in the second round, though time can only tell how it will turn out for this talented winger.
Statistics:
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM +/-
2008-09 Metallurg (Magnitigorsk) KHL (Reg.)30 5 1 6 14 1
2007-08 Iowa Stars AHL (Reg.)49 13 27 40 52 -
2007-08 CSKA Moscow Super League (Reg.)5 0 1 1 2 0
2006-07 Iowa Stars AHL (Playoffs)12 1 4 5 18 -
2006-07 Iowa Stars AHL (Reg.)15 2 5 7 25 -
2006-07 Los Angeles Kings NHL (Reg.)16 2 2 4 8 -
2005-06 Manchester Monarchs AHL (Playoffs)7 1 1 2 4 -
2005-06 Manchester Monarchs AHL (Reg.)77 19 19 38 95 -
2005-06 Los Angeles Kings NHL (Reg.)1 0 1 1 0 -
2004-05 Calgary Hitmen WHL (CHL Jrs.) (Reg.)53 17 24 41 40 +10
2004-05 Avangard (Omsk) Super League (Reg.)1 0 0 0 0 -
2003-04 Avangard VDV 1st League (Juniors)48 20 15 35 111 -
2003-04 Avangard (Omsk) Super League (Reg.)5 1 0 1 0 -
2002-03 Torpedo Ust Kamen. Upper League (Reg.)4 0 0 0 4 -2
2002-03 Torpedo Ust Kamen. 2 1st League (Juniors)50 20 15 35 52 -
2002-03 Team Kazakhstan U20 WJC IIHF (Intl.)5 1 1 2 4 2
2002-03 Team Kazakhstan U18 WJC IIHF (Intl.)6 9 1 10 6 -4
2001-02 Team Kazakhstan U18 WJC IIHF (Intl.)4 1 3 4 0 5
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