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Name: Konstantin GlazachevNashville Predators (#35/2003 NHL Draft)

Rating: 79
Height: 184cm/6'0"
Weight: 85kg/187.0 lb
Position: Left Wing
Shoots: Right
Born: 1985-02-18
Birthplace: Arkhangelsk, Russia

Game Worn Jerseys:
2002-03 Lokomotiv (Yaroslavl) Home - Available
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03/03/2009 Final KHL 2008-09 season statistics updated

Continental Hockey League (KHL) -  We have updated the 2008-09 season statistics, summing up the results for the regular season. Not suprisingly Sergei Mozyakin (Columbus Blue Jackets) finished the regular season atop the scoring charts with Alexei Morozov (Pittsburgh Penguins) close behind him. Konstantin Glazachev (Nashville Predators)'s assention to the top of the KHL has been great to watch, especially considering his struggles to find a good fit over the past several seasons. Alexei Shirokov and Dmitri Pestunov (Phoenix Coyotes) are other promising prospects atop the charts, though Jaromir Jagr (New York Rangers) had a lot to do with Pestunov's success, as the young forward centered the former NHL super star's line in Omsk. READ MORE
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Continental Hockey League (KHL) -  We have updated the statistics to include the games that took place on January 5th. Alexei Morozov (Pittsburgh Penguins) and Sergei Mozyakin (Columbus Blue Jackets) continue to lead the league in points, while Konstantin Glazachev (Nashville Predators) continues to perform well, averaging more than a point as a leader of Barys (Astana). Evgeny Skachkov (St. Louis Blues) is another up and coming prospect who is performing well for the third season in the row. READ MORE
09/12/2008 Round 3 Avangard routs former 2007 Champs Metallurg (Magnitogorsk) 6:0

Continental Hockey League (KHL) -  Nashville Predators prospect Konstantin Glazachev (Nashville Predators) appears to have found his scoring touch again with a change of scenery, now skating for HC Barys from Astana, Kazakhstan. While his club has struggled to win thus far, he has scored a goal against HC Traktor and then delivered two assists in the following contest. Another prospect making a come back is Sergei Anshakov (Pittsburgh Penguins), who got another Super League chance with HC Neftkhimik and notched his first goal of the season against HC Lada. HC Severstal was destroyed by lowly HC Metallurg (Novokuznetsk) 6:1. At the same time HC Avangard enjoyed rout against HC Metallurg (Magnitogorsk), with Jaromir Jagr (New York Rangers) scoring his first goal of the season. READ MORE
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Scouting Evaluations:
Alexei Emelin (Montreal Canadiens) detailed game shift-by-shift scouting report
Super League Round 2: Viktor Alexandrov (St. Louis Blues) and Sergei Gaiduchenko (Florida Panthers) shine as Metallurg Novokuznetsk wins over Lokomotiv Yaroslavl.
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Russia outperforms Finland
Talent Analysis:
2007 Scouting Update – Scout 1: Gets significant ice time on the power play…usually he doesn’t see much ice time on the penalty kill…doesn’t crash the net for the deflection or rebound goal, prefers to skate around the offensive zone trying to get in the right place at the right time…has showed improvements in his speed, which was a concern when he was drafted…decent top-speed and acceleration…decent first-step, not too strong but still useful….can move through the traffic thanks to his agility…makes things happen with his skating and his excellent puck control…good balance on skates…tends to be one-dimensional…should try to get more into the game…not aggressive on defence…good shot and good touch around the net as well…excellent stickhandling, tries to carry the puck to the offensive zone to make a good shot on his own…sometimes ignores his line mates, preferring to play the puck and shot instead of trying some combinations…very good vision of the game, can read the situations and deliver accurate passes…despite being more of a scorer than a playmaker, he has very good passing abilities but should pass the puck more
Original Scouting Report - Size & Physical Play: Konstantin Glazachev is an average sized forward at 6’0 and about 186 pounds. He is aggressive, and not averse to physical play, fighting hard next to the boards and in the open ice. Shot: Konstantin’s shot is strong and precise. He is a sniper and this is his main weapon. Glazachev likes the slap shot, preferring to have a nice windup on his shots. Skating: Konstantin is an average skater and this is the area where he must improve the most. His top speed is not very high, though he is very maneuverable and moves well through traffic. Technical Skills and Hockey Sense: Glazachev is a technical forward with good stick handling and handles the puck very well. When he gets his stick on it, Konstantin is very creative with the puck. He sees the ice relatively well, and surprisingly for a player labeled a sniper, he distributes the puck well, looking for an opportunity to feed one of his line mates. Defense: Defensively Glazachev tries to be useful, but again, Konstantin is a offensively thinking forward and he usually looks for an opportunity to take off with the puck. He has lately improved his ethic in this category, though he still has a long way to go before he can be considered a defensive asset. Mental Game: Konstantin is good under pressure and doesn’t usually panic when things aren’t going his way. Outside the rink he is very friendly, sociable and has lots of friends in Yaroslavl.
Back In Russia:
Konstantin was born in Arkhangelsk and started his career in Arkhangelsk Spartak hockey school. He started his career on the same line with Andrei Pervyshin, who has since then been converted into a defenseman. He has always dominated his age group and was usually the top scorer of any tournament that he participated in. The Lokomotiv (then Torpedo) Yaroslavl scouts noticed the young forward at one of the regional tournaments, and invited him to come to Yaroslavl. At the age of 14, he joined the Yarosalvl club and has steadily proceeded through it’s development ranks ever since. In 2001, at the age of 16, he joined Lokomotiv’s junior farm team Lokomotiv 2. He did not pull an Ovechkin and dominate everybody, but Konstantin did manage to hold his own and earn 19 points (9+10) in 25 games. He has also been a member of the Russian ’85 National Team since its inception and usually led the team in scoring at every tournament. 2004-05: Konstantin Glazachev could not follow up a strong 2003-04 season with an equally strong 2004-05 campaign. His season started off badly when he couldn't find a common ground with Lokomotiv's new Finnish head coach, who dictated a higher tempo, more physical style of hockey instead of the traditional Russian combinational style. Glazachev had trouble satisfying the coach's demands, and as a result suffered the consequences of being sent down to the farm team. Unwillingness to apply himself 100% and a bit of an attitude off the ice were a couple of knocks on the technical young forward that led to a drop in his stock into the early second round of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. These were also aspects of what Glazachev brought with him that the club's new head coach was unfortunately not willing to ignore. As a result, the prospects of Glazachev skating for Lokomotiv in the RSL were non existent, and the young forward was loaned for three months to Sibir (Novosibirsk). A new beginning with a club without much depth helped Glazachev immensely, as he was thrown into the action right away and quickly proved himself capable of carrying the weight. He spent most of his time in Novosibirsk skating on the second line. Sadly, despite his success in Novosibirsk, his lack of production early in the season cost Glazachev a spot on Russia's U20 squad, and he did not represent his country in Grand Forks at the U20 WJC. In late February Lokomotiv recalled him back to Yaroslavl, but the young forward never saw any ice time and was recalled primarily as a depth player to be held in reserve in case of injury. 2005-06: Glazachev spent the 2005-06 season with HC Lokomotiv, largely skating on the club’s third and fourth lines. This time club’s new head coach actually liked Glazachev’s potential, but the young forward struggled to produce, despite some great scoring chances. He finally broke through towards the middle of the season, skating in most of the games down the stretch, as well as in the playoffs. An unfortunate incident further marred the season for Glazachev, as he was injured in a bazzare stabbing incident, where he was stabbed by pieces of a vase, allegedly by his then girlfriend, though that version has never been confirmed and Glazachev himself has denied it, likely to protect her. The end result was that he was in a hospital for almost a month and took a step back in an otherwise relatively strong 2005-06 campaign. 2006-07: Glazachev started the season with his home club HC Lokomotiv, but again struggled out of the gate to find ice time and produce. He got the minutes early on, but his failure to produce the points lead to his ice time to be reduced. In December he was loaned to far east HC Amur club located in Khabarovsk, Russia. While his production of just 10 points (4G+6A) in 21 games did not seem significant, his role on the team was on the first line and Glazachev was one of the leaders of this struggling club. Concequently, the latter part of the 2006-07 campaign was a solid building block in Glazachev’s career, as he departed from Lokomotiv and looked to reassert himself elsewhere. During the summer of 2007, he signed an agreement with HC Metallurg from Novokuznetsk for the 2007-08 season.
NHL Outlook:
Glazachev was drafted by the Nashville Predators with the 35th overall pick in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. He was widely expected to be a late first round selection and was considered to be one of the top three Russian players eligible for that draft. His fall to the second round was not surprising, as there were concerns regarding his work ethic and his ability to take his game to the next level. The past several seasons have not been too kind for Glazachev’s development, as he is yet to put a single productive season together since the draft. Still, his ability to play in the Super League was never questioned and he finished the 2006-07 campaign on a strong note. Thus, Glazachev’s upside remains that of a second line wingman, and he continues to be a promising prospect for the Nashville Predators.
Statistics:
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM +/-
2008-09 Barys (Astana) KHL (Reg.)56 28 24 52 30 -6
2007-08 Metallurg (Novokuznetsk) Super League (Reg.)50 7 9 16 10 -7
2006-07 Amur (Khabarovsk) Super League (Reg.)21 4 6 10 12 -7
2006-07 Lokomotiv (Yaroslavl) Super League (Reg.)15 4 1 5 10 -2
2005-06 Lokomotiv (Yaroslavl) Super League (Playoffs)9 0 2 2 0 -2
2005-06 Lokomotiv (Yaroslavl) Super League (Reg.)29 7 4 11 8 11
2004-05 Sibir Novosibirsk Super League (Reg.)24 4 7 11 6 -5
2004-05 U20 Team Russia 4 Nations Tourn. (Intl.)3 0 1 1 0 +1
2004-05 Lokomotiv (Yaroslavl) Super League (Reg.)9 0 3 3 2 +2
2003-04 Lokomotiv (Yaroslavl) Super League (Playoffs)1 0 0 0 0 -
2003-04 U20 Team Russia 4 Nations Tourn. (Intl.)3 0 0 0 2 -
2003-04 Lokomotiv (Yaroslavl) Super League (Reg.)34 4 3 7 4 -
2002-03 Lokomotiv Yarosalvl 86 Junior League (Playoffs)4 6 4 10 0 -
2002-03 Team Russia 85 5 Nations Tourn. (Intl.)4 4 5 9 0 5
2002-03 Lokomotiv Yarosalvl Super League (Playoffs)4 0 0 0 0 -
2002-03 Lokomotiv Yarosalvl Super League (Reg.)13 3 4 7 4 0
2002-03 U18 Team Russia U18 WJC IIHF (Intl.)6 2 3 5 20 2
2001-02 Team Russia 85 4 Nations Tourn. (Intl.)3 6 1 7 2 -
2001-02 Lokomotiv Yarosalvl 2 1st League (Juniors)25 9 10 19 20 -
2001-02 U17 Team Russia Vyzov Cup (Intl.)0 0 0 0 0 -
2001-02 Team Russia 85 5 Nations Tourn. (Intl.)4 2 2 4 0 2
2001-02 Lokomotiv Yarosalvl 85 Junior League (Playoffs)7 5 6 11 6 -
2001-02 Lokomotiv Yarosalvl 85 Junior League (Reg.)30 22 21 43 38 -
2000-01 Torpedo Yaroslavl 85 Junior League (Playoffs)6 9 7 16 4 -
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