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Name: Vladimir KorsunovAnaheim Mighty Ducks (#105/2001 NHL Draft)

Rating: 74
Height: 189cm/6'2"
Weight: 91kg/200.2 lb
Position: Defenseman
Shoots: Left
Born: 1983-03-16
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

Game Worn Jerseys:
2000-01 Spartak (Moscow) Home - Sold
Scout’s Corner with Mikhail Zislis: Spartak Moscow vs. Lada Togliatti (10/25/2004)
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10/25/2004 Scout’s Corner with Mikhail Zislis: NHL prospects notes from Super League's Spartak vs. Lada game
05/17/2004 Alexander Korsunov (Anaheim Mighty Ducks) signs extension with Spartak
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Scout’s Corner with Mikhail Zislis: Spartak Moscow vs. Lada Togliatti
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Vladimir Korsunov remained with Spartak Moscow after the club was relegated out of the Russian Super League (Russia 1) into the High League (Russia 2) during......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:
Vladimir Korsunov is a big and physical defenseman. He has also development his physical ability in the PMC Sports Performance program in Pittsburgh, PA. Vladimir stands at 6’2 and 202 pounds, and uses his size well on the large European ice surface, making him a force to be reckoned with on the smaller North American surface. Vladimir is a mobile skater for his size, with above average speed. His puck handling and passing was above average prior to the 2001 NHL Entry Draft and has improved since then with his increased role with Spartak Moscow. Vladimir Korsunov has adjusted well to playing with adults. He is very stable mentally and his hockey sense has been developing well. Vladimir’s main downside is also his upside
Back In Russia:
2003-04: Now that Spartak is out of the Super League, Korsunov will move on out of that organization. Look for the Anaheim Mighty Ducks sign the defenseman and he should spend the 2003-04 season in Cincinnati, playing for Anaheim’s AHL affiliate. 2002-03: The big defenseman started the season off strong, but seemed to struggle just a month later. Unfortunately, after not being able to hold on to the spot on the top defensive pairing, Korsunov spent the rest of the season on the third pairing. He played a large part in creating a physical presence for Spartak and was involved in a couple of fights. Korsunov was supposed to be Russia’s U20 squad’s physical presence and enforcer for the U20 WJC. Unfortunately, he suffered a slight back injury during one of the friendly warm up games against the Soviet Wings, when he landed on the ice after a fight with one of the Wings players. The injury forced the young defenseman to miss the WJC, which was supposed to be a significant chance for him to showcase his abilities before the Anaheim scouts.

Vladimir Korsunov was born in Moscow and is a product of the Spartak Moscow hockey school. The 1999-00 season was his first full season with Spartak’s minor league junior team, Spartak 2. His development was clearly beyond this level of hockey, as he earned 12 points (1+11) and showed his physical presence with 60 PIM in 22 games. The coaches of Spartak recognized his development and promoted him to Spartak’s main lineup during the 2000-01 season. He spend most of the season with the team and appeared in 10 games. He did not get much playing time, but at 17 it was a very valuable experience for him and earned him a place on the 2001 U18 World Junior Team and a spot on the 2001-02 Spartak’s main lineup. This year he has been consistently used on Spartak’s 3rd defensive pairing. He has been described by some Spartak observers as physical, consistent and actually "not very memorable" on the ice, which is a good thing, considering that Korsunov is an 18 year old blending well in one of the best teams in the Super League.

Vladimir Korsunov has been a member of the 1983 DOB Russian National Team since the 2000 season. He has been a member of the Russian U18 Junior National Team that won the gold at the 2001 U18 Junior National Championships. He was one of Russia’s best defensemen, being paired with another Spartak’s capable defensemen, Igor Knyazev. He was also a member of the Russian Five Nations Tournament, registering an impressive +12 +/- rating and 31 penalty minutes. During the beginning of the 2001-02 season, he was a member of the Russian National team at the U20 Four Nations Tournament in Finland. He has become a consistent member of the Russian National Team and will represent Russia at the 2002 U20 World Junior
NHL Outlook:
Vladimir Korsunov was ranked 15th among European skaters in CSB’s final rankings released prior to the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. The Anaheim Mighty Ducks used their 4th round pick to pick Vladimir 105th overall. It was surprising that Vladimir slipped that low in the draft as h e was also ranked 52nd overall by the Hockey News and was considered a stable and "safe" pick. Over the past 3 years, Vladimir Korsunov’s development has been consistent. He has progressed from Russia’s first league, Upper League and finally to the Super League. This year he has shown the ability to consistently play on the Super League level. He earned a spot earning a spot on one of Russia’s top teams, Spartak Moscow’s third defensive pairing. Vladimir’s performance this year will determine how far away from the NHL. At this point he appears to have the makings of becoming a top four defenseman on an NHL team. He should be ready to make a serious bid for an NHL spot with the Ducks during the 2003-04 training camp.
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM +/-
2007-08 Spartak (Moscow) Super League (Playoffs)1 0 0 0 0
2007-08 Spartak (Moscow) Super League (Reg.)18 0 0 0 12 -2
2005-06 Spartak (Moscow) Super League (Playoffs)3 0 0 0 2
2005-06 Spartak (Moscow) Super League (Reg.)0 0 0 0 0
2004-05 Spartak (Moscow) Super League (Reg.)43 4 7 11 54 -9
2003-04 Spartak (Moscow) Upper League (Reg.)57 1 8 9 66 +45
2002-03 Team Russia 83 5 Nations Tourn. (Intl.)4 0 3 3 29 -
2002-03 Team Russia 83 4 Nations Tourn. (Intl.)3 0 1 1 0 4
2002-03 Spartak (Moscow) Super League (Reg.)42 1 4 5 50 -5
2001-02 Spartak (Moscow) Spartak Cup (Preseason)5 0 1 1 2 -
2001-02 Spartak (Moscow) Super League (Reg.)38 0 3 3 26 -
2001-02 Team Russia 82 4 Nations Tourn. (Intl.)3 0 1 1 29 1
2001-02 U20 Team Russia U20 IIHF WJC (Intl.)7 0 2 2 6 -2
2001-02 Spartak Moscow 2 1st League (Juniors)1 0 0 0 4 -
2000-01 Spartak (Moscow) Upper League (Reg.)10 0 0 0 2 -
2000-01 Team Russia 83 5 Nations Tourn. (Intl.)4 0 4 4 31 12
2000-01 Team Russia 83 4 Nations Tourn. (Intl.)3 0 1 1 2 1
2000-01 U18 Team Russia U18 WJC IIHF (Intl.)6 0 3 3 10 3
1999-00 Spartak Moscow 2 1st League (Juniors)22 1 11 12 60 -
1999-00 Team Moscow Junior League (Juniors)5 2 2 4 4 -
1999-00 Central Region Team Regional Tourn. (Juniors)5 3 2 5 4 -
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