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Name: Enver LisinNew York Rangers (#50/2004 NHL Draft)

Rating: 84
Height: 185cm/6'1"
Weight: 86kg/189.2 lb
Position: Right Wing
Shoots: Left
Born: 1986-04-22
Birthplace: Voskresensk, Russia

Game Worn Jerseys:
2007-08 Khimik (Mytische) Away - Available
Alexander Nikulin (Ottawa Senators): I want to play in the NHL, but am ready for the AHL (07/19/2007)
Enver Lisin (Phoenix Coyotes) may return to the NHL (07/14/2007)
Russian Super League Offseason Player Transfers Part 1 (06/28/2007)
Coyotes' Lisin (Phoenix Coyotes) on His Way Home (RSL Report) (11/28/2006)
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07/20/2009 Enver Lisin traded to the New York Rangers

National Hockey League (NHL) -  Enver Lisin (New York Rangers) has been traded from the Phoenix Coyotes to the New York Rangers in exchange with Finnish forward Lauri Korpikoski. Lisin, who scored 13 goals and 21 points in 48 games with the 'Yotes this season was qualified after his contract expired on June 30th. He threated to leave to Russia (he had an offer from Atlant) if the team wouldn't trade him as he had some conflicts with the Phoenix coaching staff. It's now an important season for the talented forward as he has to prove that he is NHL material.
07/05/2009 Enver Lisin (Phoenix Coyotes) qualified, won't be an UFA

National Hockey League (NHL) -  On July 1st Enver Lisin (Phoenix Coyotes) offered a qualifying offer, thus allowing the Yotes to hold the rights on him. It's still not clear where the forward, who scored 21 points in 48 games, will play in the 2009-10 season. KHL's Atlant Mytischi is reported to have offered him a 2-year deal, but in spite of that most likely he'll continue his career in the NHL. Also Alexander Nikulin (Phoenix Coyotes) got a qualifying offer. Let's remember that the center signed for CSKA Moscow about one month ago.
11/03/2008 Alexander Nikulin (Ottawa Senators) gets his wish and one more NHL chance with the Coyotes

Continental Hockey League (KHL) -  The Ottawa Senators finally found a trading partner for Alexander Nikulin (Ottawa Senators), sending the young talented center to the Phoenix Coyotes in exchange for defenseman Drew Fatta. Interestingly the Coyotes, like the Senators have been one of the last teams tending to draft Russian born players. The deal also appears to be at least in part the work of Nikulin's agents, who have strong relationships with the Coyotes and also represent the NHL club's Enver Lisin (Phoenix Coyotes) and used to represent another Phoenix drafted skated Dmitri Pestunov (Phoenix Coyotes) (who was likely drafted as high as he was because of this relationship between the Gretzky camp and at the time IMG agency). This largely represents a new beginning for Nikulin, who will hopefully be able to crack the lineup and skate along side Viktor Tikhonov (Phoenix Coyotes) and possibly Enver Lisin (Phoenix Coyotes), who is currently on an assignment to the AHL.
03/21/2008 Enver Lisin (Phoenix Coyotes) gains confidence with time
03/18/2008 Enver Lisin (Phoenix Coyotes)'s game worn HC Khimik jersey added!
03/08/2008 Enver Lisin (Phoenix Coyotes) makes season debut with the Yotes
03/03/2008 Enver Lisin (Phoenix Coyotes) Recalled Under Emergency Conditions
10/06/2007 New photos added to multiple player profiles
07/30/2007 Leonid Weisfield: It’s time for Enver Lisin (Phoenix Coyotes) to decide
07/15/2007 Enver Lisin (Phoenix Coyotes) may return to the NHL
07/08/2007 Russian Super League Offseason Player Transfers Part 1 (Top Four Clubs)
02/07/2007 Coyotes' Lisin (Phoenix Coyotes) on His Way Home (RSL Report)
01/31/2007 Round 46 - Anisimov (NY Rangers) scores first professional goal!
11/29/2006 Phoenix Coyotes suspend Enver Lisin
06/20/2006 Enver Lisin (Phoenix Coyotes) on his way to America
06/04/2006 Enver Lisin's (Phoenix Coyotes) agent and coach comment regarding signing
06/03/2006 Enver Lisin signs with the Phoenix Coyotes
04/12/2006 Finals: Amazing Nikulin leads Kazan - scores 3rd in 3 games!
06/28/2005 Soviet Sport interview with Enver Lisin (Phoenix Coyotes)
06/20/2005 Yunkov (Washington Capitals), Pervyshin (St. Louis Blues), Loginov (Atlanta Thrashers), Lisin (Phoenix Coyotes) join Kazan’s training camp ahead of the veterans.
06/06/2005 Web Site News: New photos added to Enver Lisin's (Phoenix Coyotes) player profile
11/20/2004 Round 27 Game Notes
10/03/2004 Enver Lisin's (Phoenix Coyotes #50/2004) has been made available to everyone!
09/17/2004 Enver Lisin (Phoenix Coyotes #50/2004) scores first Super League (Russia 1) goal!!!
07/21/2004 Russians in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft Recap Part 2: Roman Voloshenko, Enver Lisin, and Kirill Lyamin
07/03/2004 RussianProspects exclusive interview with Enver Lisin (Phoenix Coyotes) and club's owner Wayne Gretzky
06/04/2004 Team Russia Player Performance Recaps and Grades - Part 4: Third Line (Sergei Shirokov - Alexander Plyuschev - Enver Lisin)
05/20/2004 Rumor Central - Enver Lisin (2004 NHL Entry Draft) may be on the move
04/03/2004 Web Site News: Enver Lisin's (2004 NHL Entry Draft) statistics for the 2003-04 regular season and playoffs updated
03/19/2004 Enver Lisin’s (2004 NHL Entry Draft) first professional playoff experience
02/24/2004 WHO’S HOT: Enver Lisin (2004 NHL Entry Draft) scorches the Upper League
02/12/2004 Enver Lisin makes a triumphant return to Saratov after tourney
01/11/2004 Enver Lisin scores another for Saratov.
01/10/2004 Enver Lisin marks his return to Saratov with a goal
01/06/2004 Enver Lisin returned to Kristal Saratov
12/27/2003 Web Site News: Three new photos have been added to Enver Lisin's profile!
12/27/2003 RussianProspects Exclusive interview with 2004 NHL Entry Draft prospect Enver Lisin
12/20/2003 Lisin recalled by Dynamo Moscow from the Upper League.
12/07/2003 Web Site News: A photo of 2004 NHL Entry Draft prospect Enver Lisin has been added to his player profile.
12/07/2003 Enver Lisin scored a goal in today's Kristal Saratov's 6:1 victory over Kristal Elekrtostal.
12/06/2003 Today our writer Yevgeniy Belashchenko conducted an interview with one of the top 2004 NHL Entry Draft prospects, Enver Lisin.
12/06/2003 2004 NHL Entry Draft prospect Enver Lisin skated for Kristal Saratov against Elemash Elektrostal.
Scouting Evaluations:
Semifinals - Russia vs. USA Detailed Game Notes: Evgeni Malkin (Pittsburgh Penguins) Carries Russia Forward
U20 WJC: Russia - Switzerland Player Game Notes - Lisin's (Phoenix) best game thus far
U20 WJC: Russia - Belarus Player Game Notes - Ovechkin (Washington) scores twice
Russia vs. Czech Republic Detailed Game Notes: Malkin shines, Shirokov scores
Russia vs. USA Detailed Game Notes: Belov and Megalinsky - Russia's top performing defensive pairing
Scouting Game Notes: Ak Bars (Kazan) vs. Dynamo (Moscow)
Russians claim second spot after defeating the Czechs at U20
Russia outperforms Finland
Draft Rankings and Comments:
Rank 1: #3
Rank 2: #3
Rank 3: #3
Rank 4: #3
Talent Analysis:
(profile photograph is a's exclusive)Skating: An amazing skater...the fastest Russian skater and possibly the fastest skater in the world born in ’86...excellent technique. Shot: A very good finisher and has a great wrist shot...very precise and deceivingly quick release...has very good control over his backhand. Technical Ability: An average puck handler, does not excel in great puck control, who depends more on his speed...uses the stick well in defensive situations. Pass: Doesn’t pass the puck often, as he is more of a finisher than a set up player...when he does pass, his passing ability is above average. Hockey Sense: Sees the ice very well at both ends of the ice...developing into a great two way player...a natural finisher, able to be at the right place at the right moment. Defensive Play: Surprisingly responsible defensively...uses his speed effectively to get back into the defensive zone...uses his stick work effectively in the defensive zone. Physical Play: Grew an inch in the spring and summer of ’03...not a physical player, depending on his speed, but is durable and can handle pressure well in traffic...defensively delivers the pressure at the boards, showing a good level of toughness and physical play. Intangibles: Has a very good attitude and a solid work ethic...listens well to authority... effective on his own, but needs a talented center to take full advantage of his scoring ability and speed.
Back In Russia:
Enver Lisin was born in Voskresensk and started to play hockey in the Khimik Vosskresensk hockey system. His family then moved to Moscow and he then joined the CSKA Moscow hockey system. After a couple of years there, he moved to the Soviet Wings school, which was closer to his house. When the time came to make the serious decision of determining the hockey school that would best develop the talented young forward, he selected Dynamo Moscow. He has spent the past three seasons in the Dynamo Moscow’s system. A talented finisher, he has consistently been Dynamo ’86 team’s top scorer. Curiously, Lisin appears to enjoy the attention of international competition more then Russia’s junior leagues, and picks his game up an extra notch when playing for the national team. During the summer of ’03, Lisin has reportedly been scouted by Dynamo Moscow’s president, who was impressed with what he saw and may look to give the talented young forward a shot to at least practice with Dynamo, if not see a little bit of ice time in the Super League. On the ’86 national team, Lisin has played well, but his production has suffered due to the quality of his line mates. During 2002-03 season, he primarily skated on Russia’s second line with Alexander Plyuschev and various forwards on the other wing. While Plyuschev is a marginal talent, the lack of stability and the absence of a capable playmaking center have really hurt Lisin’s ability to really shine.

2003 ’86 World Cup (August ’03) 7.0/10: Lisin started the tournament Russia’s second line with Alexander Plyuschev at center and Dmitri Dmitriev on the left wing. Dmitriev did not perform well and was replaced by Sergei Shirokov after the first game. Alexander Plyuschev did not play well at this tournament and was surprisingly irresponsible defensively, forcing Lisin to play a more conservative style and repeatedly returning back into the defensive zone to help his defensemen out. Plyuschev is also a somewhat of a contradiction, as he plays center, but doesn’t often pass the puck.. Again, Lisin’s production suffered because he often to resort to individual efforts, and his line mates weren’t in position to take advantaged of a nice feed. Overall, Lisin was able to showcase his great skill level and potential, but did not reach the expected levels of production, finishing with just two points.

'86 5 Nations Tournament (Feb.'04) Grade B+: Lisin once again delivered a solid two-way performance, skating on his already-established line with center Alexander Plyuschev and left wing Sergei Shirokov. Lisin constantly returned on defense to back up his line’s defenders. On offense, he actually scored four goals at the tournament, though one of them was awarded to Plyuschev, even though the replay showed that the puck did not touch him. Lisin actually scored the goal, shooting the puck right off the faceoff he won. The young forward continued to showcase his amazing speed, scoring two of his three official goals on breakaways. Lisin interacted effectively with his linemates, trying to create some interesting combinations. By what the young forward has displayed in Russia’s secondary professional league, the Upper League, he is clearly capable of more, but still delivered a very impressive performance.

NHL Outlook:
Enver Lisin is a talented two way forward with a huge offensive upside and a significant defensive upside. The young forward may also be the fastest forward eligible for the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. He is fully capable of developing into a top line forward in the NHL. In Russia, Lisin is unlikely to get much ice time in the Super League. His main opportunity to get significant exposure to the NHL scouts will be at the international level. Please read the tournament reviews to find more detail regarding his performance at each of the international tournaments. While Lisin has a wealth of potential, he has had some trouble with his production at the 2003 ’86 World Cup. He remains a first round prospect, but may, as Polushin did a couple of years back, drop back into the second round.

RP Draft Projection: late first round, possibly early second round. Enver was drafted mid way through the second round by the Phoenix Coyotes. This was later than expected, but as 2004 was the start of the Cold War against Russian players, it was no surprise.

Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM +/-
2006-07 Ak Bars (Kazan) Super League (Reg.)19 6 2 8 14 7
2005-06 U20 Team Russia (86) 4 Nations Tourn. (Intl.)3 0 2 2 4 +1
2005-06 Ak Bars (Kazan) Super League (Playoffs)13 3 1 4 6 3
2005-06 U20 Team Russia U20 WJC (Intl.)6 2 0 2 2 -1
2005-06 Ak Bars (Kazan) Super League (Reg.)43 7 5 12 26 4
2005-06 U20 Team Russia 4 Nations Tourn. (Intl.)3 0 0 0 6 -4
2004-05 U20 Team Russia Big Prize Tourn. (Intl.)3 2 2 4 0 +5
2004-05 Ak Bars (Kazan) Super League (Playoffs)3 0 0 0 0 +2
2004-05 U20 Team Russia U20 WJC (Intl.)6 1 3 4 0 +6
2004-05 U20 Team Russia 4 Nations Tourn. (Intl.)3 3 0 3 4 0
2004-05 Ak Bars (Kazan) Super League (Reg.)53 8 4 12 4 +6
2003-04 U18 Team Russia U18 WJC (Intl.)6 1 0 1 12 -1
2003-04 Kristal Saratov Upper League (Playoffs)4 1 0 1 0 -
2003-04 Team Russia 86 5 Nations Tourn 4 3 2 5 4 +3
2003-04 Kristal Saratov Upper League (Reg.)35 11 5 16 12 -
2003-04 Team Russia 86 4 Nations Tourn. (Intl.)3 5 1 6 6 6
2002-03 Team Moscow Region 86 Regional Tourn. (Intl.)5 3 2 5 2 -
2002-03 Team Russia 86 5 Nations Tourn. (Intl.)4 2 1 3 4 -
2002-03 Dynamo Moscow 86 Jr. League 7 3 2 5 10 -
2002-03 Dynamo Moscow 86 Jr. League (Playoffs)7 4 3 7 0 -
2002-03 Dynamo Moscow 86 Jr. League (Reg.)14 14 3 17 0 -
2002-03 Team Russia 86 6 Nations Tourn. (Intl.)3 2 1 3 4 -
2002-03 Team Russia 86 Junior World Cup (Intl.)5 1 1 2 0 1
2001-02 Dynamo Moscow 86 Moscow Jr. Cup (Juniors)2 2 3 5 29 -
2001-02 Dynamo Moscow 86 Jr. League (Playoffs)13 18 9 27 22 -
2001-02 Dynamo Moscow 86 Jr. League (Reg.)18 32 23 55 42 -
2001-02 Dynamo Moscow 2 1st League (Juniors)6 3 0 3 14 -
2001-02 Team Moscow Region 86 Regional Tourn. (Intl.)5 5 4 9 4 -
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