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Name: Maxim Rybin (#141/1999 NHL Draft)

Rating: 70
Height: 175cm/5'9"
Weight: 78kg/171.6 lb
Position: Left Wing
Shoots: Left
Born: 1980-06-15
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

Game Worn Jerseys:
1997-98 Spartak (Moscow) Home - Sold
2000 Anaheim Mighty Ducks Home - Sold
Russian national team's training camp (03/28/2009)
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04/13/2009 Second match in Austria, prospects shine

World Championships -  In the second match team Russia played in Austria against the local National team, head coach Vyacheslav Bykov decided to give more room to the youngsters. If in the first match Evgeni Dadonov (Florida Panthers) and Igor Makarov (Chicago Blackhawks) were left out from the lineup, friday they played a nice role on the team and replied with great perfomances, with the other youngsters who were dressed in the first match, Maxim Goncharov (Phoenix Coyotes) and Andrei Zubarev (Atlanta Thrashers). Also Konstantin Korneev (Montreal Canadiens) was part of the match, but he's a regular with team Russia for the last three years.

It was Maxim Goncharov (Phoenix Coyotes) the one who had the honor of opening the dancing with a big slapshot after a won faceoff in the offensive zone. Maxim Kondratiev (Anaheim Mighty Ducks) made it 2-0 with another big time slapper in the dying seconds for the first period.

After two minutes of the middle period Igor Makarov (Chicago Blackhawks) deflected in a great centering pass by Evgeni Dadonov (Florida Panthers) from the right circle. Three minutes later Andrei Zubarev (Atlanta Thrashers), with a nice top shelf wristshot, finalized a great, quick combination in the offensive zone that seen the puck travelling from Radulov, to Gorovikov and to Atlant's player very quickly

And it was again Zubarev who, with a great breakout pass from the own zone launched Radulov on a quick counter attack free to score the 5-0 goal.

Prospect shined again after goals coming from Maxim Rybin (assisted by Konstantin Korneev (Montreal Canadiens)) and Denis Kulyash (Nashville Predators), Evgeni Dadonov (Florida Panthers) scored Russia's eigth goal, deflecting in a slap shot by Vitaliy Atyushov (Ottawa Senators), who was assisted by Andrei Zubarev (Atlanta Thrashers).

Russia's next commitment will be the Euro Hockey Tour last stage in the Czech Republic.
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)
05/27/2005 Maxim Rybin (Anaheim Mighty Ducks) signs a deal with RSL’s Avangard (Omsk)
Talent Analysis:
Maxim Rybin is a classic Russian forward. He is small, maneuverable and is very fast on his skates. Maxim has good speed and can cover the ice very fast. He also has a good shot and is a solid sniper. Maximís play making abilities have also been shown in full bloom over the last 3 seasons. Maximís size is the main thing that can cause him problems on the NHL level. He is only 5í9 and he is not Sergei Samsonov or Igor Larionov skill-wise. He is a very talented young player, but he is not at the elite level, at least not yet. Prior to coming to North America, Maxim played a whole season in the Russian highest hockey league, the Super League. There he gained a lot of experience in playing against adults in the ever increasingly North American style of Russian hockey. This experience adds a lot to his mental game, allowing him to compete effectively in difficult environments, something that a 5í9 player should get used to in North America. Another concern in Maximís game is regarding his defensive duties. Maxim can score and he proved that many times over, but he has not been as effective playing on defense, leading to some bad goals during the 2000-01 season. Maxim did improve defensively towards the end of the season and was largely around 0 in the +/- for most of the second half of the season on the team that was not doing very well.
Back In Russia:
Maxim Rybin was born in Moscow and joined the Spartak Moscow organization at a yougn age. He steadily progressed through the organizationís ranks and debuted on the senior team in the Super League during the 1996-97 season at the age of only 16. He continued to mainly play on the teamís junior farm team until his break out 1998-99 season. During that season Maxim earned the honors of being selected as the Super Leagueís Rookie Forward of the Year. That season he recorded an impressive 21 points (13+8) and +9 in 41 games of the regular season. He did not slow down in the playoffs, though his team still was relegated into the Upper League.

In 1999 Maxim arrived in North America and recorded a respectable campaign with the Sarnia Sting of the OHL. Unfortunately the team still did not make the playoffs. This year, despite some invitations to return to Russia after not making the Anaheim Mighty Ducks in training camp, Maxim decided to return back to the Sting for another season. This year he was second on the team in scoring with 70 points (34+36) in 67 games and was also the teamís leading sniper. The Sting did make the playoffs this year, but did not advance past the first round, being eliminated in 4 games. Maxin was 5th on the team in scoring with 3 assists in the playoffs.
NHL Outlook:
The Anaheim Mighty Ducks drafted Maxim Rybin with their 4th pick in the 5th Round (141st overall) in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft. Maxim falls in line with small speedy forwads that Anaheim has acquired over the past several years, including Stanislav Chistov and Paul Karia. Maxim had a graet training camp during the summer of 2000 and impressed Anaheimís management. It appears that Anaheim has dropped this talented player off their radar, this is an unfortunate developement, as he is a great talent and would stand to add a lot with his offensive potential. He also has shown in Russia that he can score, as well as bring on a physical game, becoming a fan favorite.
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM +/-
2008-09 Team Russia (Intl.)3 3 1 4 2 +1
2008-09 Spartak (Moscow) KHL (Reg.)55 14 17 31 119 2
2007-08 Spartak (Moscow) Super League (Playoffs)5 5 1 6 54 -1
2007-08 Spartak (Moscow) Super League (Reg.)57 12 15 27 54 -11
2006-07 Avangard (omsk) Super League (Reg.)31 5 5 10 2 4
2005-06 Avangard (Omsk) Super League (Playoffs)13 0 1 1 30 2
2005-06 Avangard (Omsk) Super League (Reg.)45 2 6 8 10 -7
2004-05 Spartak (Moscow) Super League (Reg.)30 2 15 17 20 -4
2004-05 Severstal Cherpovets Super League (Reg.)12 0 1 1 6 +2
2003-04 Severstal Cherpovets Super League (Reg.)49 12 12 24 22 -
2003-04 Severstal Cherpovets Spartak Cup (Preseason)5 2 0 2 2 -
2002-03 Spartak (Moscow) Super League (Reg.)29 10 4 14 65 -6
2002-03 Severstal Cherpovets Super League (Reg.)3 0 1 1 2 0
2001-02 Salavat Yulayev (Ufa) Romazan Cup (Preseason)3 0 1 1 14 -
2001-02 Salavat Yulayev (Ufa) Bashkir Cup (Preseason)5 4 0 4 18 -
2001-02 Salavat Yulayev (Ufa) Payulkhati Tourn. (Preseason)3 0 0 0 4 -
2001-02 Salavat Yulayev (Ufa) Super League (Reg.)41 6 3 9 28 -
2000-01 Sarnia Sting OHL (Playoffs)4 0 3 3 2 -2
2000-01 Sarnia Sting OHL (Reg.)67 34 36 70 60 -12
1999-00 Sarnia Sting OHL (Reg.)54 21 21 42 45 4
1998-99 Spartak (Moscow) Super League (Reg.)41 13 8 21 52 9
1998-99 U18 Team Russia U18 WJC IIHF (Intl.)7 1 2 3 8 3
1997-98 Spartak Moscow 2 1st League (Juniors)25 13 5 18 26 -
1997-98 Spartak (Moscow) Super League (Reg.)5 0 0 0 5 -
1996-97 Spartak Moscow 2 1st League (Juniors)5 0 0 0 4 -
1996-97 Spartak (Moscow) Super League (Reg.)6 0 0 0 0 -
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