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Name: Alexander RadulovNashville Predators (#15/2004 NHL Draft)

Rating: 88
Height: 186cm/6'1"
Weight: 83kg/182.6 lb
Position: Right Wing
Shoots: Left
Born: 1986-07-05
Birthplace: Nizhni Tagil, Russia

Game Worn Jerseys:
None Available
On Kirill Kabanov 's saga (08/28/2009)
Russian national team's training camp (03/28/2009)
Alexander Radulov (Nashville Predators): Time to Stop Stealing Us! (08/09/2008)
Sergei Kostytsin (Montreal Canadiens): To leave the best league in the world? No, thank you (08/05/2008)
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05/15/2011 How KHL money issues will send Alex Radulov back to NHL

National Hockey League (NHL) -  n Thursday, the news surfaced that Alexander Radulov (Nashville Predators)(notes) may be back in the NHL. The Tennessean quoted Preds GM Dave Poile: "What Paul said to him today was very simply, 'You made lots of money. Is money an issue? You're the leading scorer in the league, your team won a championship. You think you're one of the best players in the world. Are you going to come over to the best league and show that? Or are you going to stay in a secondary league.'" For whatever reason the Russian media reported the story as if it was Radulov himself who said he wants to come back. Whether or not it is true, it remains to be seen. But when asked about it after yesterday's win against Canada in the World Championships in Slovakia, Radulov told the Russian media that they should learn English and then "won't be writing BS." READ MORE
05/02/2011 Russia outlasts Slovenia No time for miracles, Radulov's goal lifts Russia over Slovenia.

Sr. World Championships -  RATISLAVA Ė The game was tied 4-4 with 3:41 remaining, and while beating Slovenia may not seem like a huge feat, Alexander Radulov (Nashville Predators) is surely a Russian hero today, thanks to his game winning 5-4 goal.
Russia - Slovenia 6-4 (1-0, 1-1, 4-3) Game Sheet Photos
Alexander Radulov and Maxim Afinogenov (Buffalo Sabres) have two-point nights, Yevgeni Nabokov makes 31 saves for Russia. READ MORE
07/28/2010 Alexander Radulov: I never regretted my choice

Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) -  After his move from Nashville to Russia, Alexander Radulov (Nashville Predators) has been very discreet with the media. But he decided to give an exclusive interview to MikaŽl Lalancette of Le Soleil, in which he talked about his controversial move, about his future and about Quebec City. He explained that he still didn't decide where to play once his KHL deal will be over and that he doesn't regret to have left Nashville. ( article by Alessandro Seren Rosso) READ MORE
02/17/2010 Russia gets the first Olympic win over Latvia
05/25/2009 Andrei Loktionov (Los Angeles Kings) wins the CHL Memorial Cup
05/10/2009 Russia tops Canada, defends world title
03/12/2009 Alexander Radulov (Nashville Predators)'s possible return
02/04/2009 Russia roster for LG Hockey Games in Sweden (Euro Tour)
11/08/2008 Russia destroys Finland 6:2 behind Alexander Radulov (Nashville Predators)
11/07/2008 Russian Hockey Federation anounces roster for Karjala Cup
10/01/2008 Alexander Radulov (Nashville Predators) wrong to sign with Russian club: IIHF
09/13/2008 Round 4 Box Scores - Radulov 's Champs crush Jagr's HC Avangard
08/19/2008 Sergei Zinovjev (Boston Bruins) may be on the move
08/19/2008 Alexander Radulov recognized as top forward of Bashkir Cup
08/19/2008 Alexander Radulov (Nashville Predators) showing no regrets
08/18/2008 Sergei Kostytsin (Montreal Canadiens): To leave the best league in the world? No, thank you
08/18/2008 NHL Not Interested In Compensation Offers from KHL
07/30/2008 Predators plan life after Alexander Radulov (Nashville Predators)
07/17/2008 IIHF Suspends Alexander Radulov (Nashville Predators), Five Other Players Transfers
07/12/2008 Alexander Radulov (Nashville Predators) may test new agreement on player transfers
07/11/2008 Alexander Radulov (Nashville Predators) The Latest NHLer to Sign in Russia
04/26/2008 Radulov, Ovechkin, Semin and Fedorov join national team
07/25/2007 Alexander Radulov (Nashville Predators): What kind of a star am I?!
05/26/2007 Mikhail Yunkov (Washington Capitals) re-signs with HC Ak Bars
04/26/2007 Team Russia announces final roster
01/10/2006 Nashville Predators sign Alexander Radulov to 3 year deal
01/05/2006 Gold war: Russians talk tough ahead of game
01/11/2005 Radulov (Nashville Predators) injured during the U20 WJC
10/11/2004 Player evaluations for Evgeni Malkin (Pittsburgh Penguins #2/2004), Kirill Lyamin (Ottawa Senators #58/2004), Alexander Radulov (Nashville Predators #15/2004) added
09/27/2004 Alexander Radulov's (Nashville Predators #15/2004) has been made available to everyone!
07/21/2004 RussianProspects 2004 NHL Entry Draft Recap Part 1: Alexander Ovechkin, Evgeni Malkin, Alexander Radulov
07/02/2004 New photos of Alexander Radulov (Nashville Predators), Evgeni Malkin (Pittsburgh Penguins), and Alexander Ovechkin (Washington Capitals) added
06/27/2004 Preds net skilled scorer in (Alexander) Radulov (Nashville Predators) (The Tennessean article)
05/18/2004 Team Russia Player Performance Recaps and Grades - Part 3: Second Line (Alexander Radulov - Mikhail Yunkov - Roman Voloshenko)
05/10/2004 Web Site News: Photo of Alexander Radulov has been added to his player profile!
03/11/2004 Alexander Radulov (2004 NHL Entry Draft) makes a splash
03/09/2004 Web Site News: Alexander Radulov (2004 NHL Entry Draft) statistics with THK Tver updated
01/31/2004 Web Site News: 2004 NHL Entry Draft prospect Alexander Radulov's player profile added!
01/16/2004 Alexander Radulov - Sergei Ogorodnikov tendem finally strikes for Tver
01/05/2004 Alexander Radulov returned to Upper League's THK Tver
12/20/2003 Alexander Radulov recalled by Dynamo Moscow from the Upper League.
12/15/2003 2004 NHL Entry Draft prospect Alexander Radulov's Interview has been added to Premium Coverage
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
Draft Rankings and Comments:
Rank 1: #7
Rank 2: #17
Rank 3: #11
Rank 4: #6
Talent Analysis:
Skating: Not one of his weaknesses, but does not stand out with his skating either...technically sound...only slightly above average top speed and acceleration ... can be deceiving, using his maneuverability to streak away from opponents. Shot: Shoots the puck well...strong, precise wrist shot...good shot up to the top shelf of the net. Technical Ability: An above average puck handler...likes to carry the puck up the ice, using his agility and puck control...likes to start carrying the puck in the center of the ice, then streaking up along the boards...tends to over handle the puck Pass: Has soft hands and is capable of making precise passes, albeit, at times, he prefers not to share the puck. Hockey Sense: Sees the ice well, but primarily uses his gift to score, instead of setting up his line mates...needs to improve the quickness of his decision making with the puck. Defensive Play: Not reliable defensively...doesn’t apply himself in his own zone...tends to cover his man, but constantly looks for an opportunity to go on the offensive. Physical Play: Stands at 6’1 and 183 pounds...needs to fill in his frame to be effective in physical play...competitive, although he has not been as physical as he was last season, possibly due to the higher quality of competition in both the Upper League and in the international arena...doesn’t battle for the puck as hard this season and tends to avoid contact. Mental Game: A very competitive individual, but not very disciplined... tends to be a bit hot-headed, hurting his team with unnecessary minor penalties, and has run into some problems with THK Tver’s head coach for arguing...needs to improve his work ethic during practices.
Back In Russia:
Alexander Radulov was born in Nizhni Tagil, and is the younger brother of Chicago Blackhawks’ draftee Igor Radulov. He followed in his brother’s footsteps to Lokomotiv Yaroslavl’s hockey school. After spending several seasons with the Yaroslavl club, the younger Radulov joined Dynamo Moscow’s hockey school. 2001-02: Alexander Radulov quickly became one of the top scorers on the Dynamo ’86 team. He teamed up with fellow 2004 NHL Draft prospect Sergei Ogorodnikov to form a versatile duo. 2002-03: During the 2002-03 season, Radulov continued to play well for Dynamo’s ’86 squad. He also joined Russia’s ’86 squad, where he skated on the second/third line with center Mikhail Yunkov and Roman Voloshenko on the opposite wing. The line enjoyed limited offensive success, but showed a lot of potential, remaining intact at each tournament. 2003-04: Radulov started the 2003-04 season with Dynamo’s junior farm team, Dynamo 2. Two months into the regular season, he was loaned to the Upper League’s THK Tver. With Tver, Radulov’s career took off, as the young forward averaged a point per game. His performance even merited a recall by Dynamo Moscow, though, after the short tryout, he was sent back to THK Tver for the rest of the 2003-04 season. He was joined there by former Dynamo ’86 linemate, Sergei Ogorodninov, and the two have been skating on THK’s top line. With the national team, Radulov continued to skate with Voloshenko and Yunkov. Below, please find performance reviews for Alexander Radulov’s performance at the international tournaments.

2004 U18 WJC (April 2004) (Grade: B): Radulov’s Recall to Dynamo: As reported earlier by, Radulov was recalled by Dynamo Moscow from Tver late in the regular season. The move caused a lot of concern regarding the young player’s development, since he was the top impact player for THK Tver in the High League, and most likely would have never seen much ice with Dynamo Moscow. The fears proved to be founded, as Radulov played only one game for Dynamo Moscow (Russia 1) in almost two months with the club, spending the rest of the regular season with Dynamo 2 (Russia 3). While with Dynamo 2, Radulov lost some of the edge he gained while with THK, and arrived at the U18 WJC training camp in not as good of a playing shape as he was in at the February’s Five Nations tournament.

Radulov started the tournament off strong in the qualifying round. The young forward saw the ice well and proved to be a very good playmaker. While his hands are not on the same level as those of Malkin or Parshin, Radulov would probably be the third or fourth best puckhandler being drafted out of Russia this year. The talented winger carried the puck up the ice with confidence and made a lot of impressive set ups for his linemates, especially Voloshenko. To effectively complement his strong array of skills, the young forward does still need to improve his skating, which is currently slightly above average. Radulov was not as dominant in Minsk as he was in Finland a few months earlier, but he still played at a very high level and the young forward showed a lot of heart and effort.

The Medal Round: Surprisingly, the young winger, who is known for letting emotions get the better of him and unnecessarily draw penalties, only received a single minor penalty during the entire tournament. This is a positive and a negative indicator of Radulov’s performance at the U18 WJC. While he played more disciplined hockey, Radulov also did not fare well against more physical Canadian and American squads, which is a cause for some concern. This is likely a mental issue that the young forward will need to battle through. Radulov needs to learn to stay in the play despite physical pressure. Overall, Radulov enjoyed a solid tournament and despite a lackluster medal round, he still solidified his position as a first round pick in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, possibly moving ahead of Enver Lisin amongst Russia’s eligible players.

'86 5 Nations Tournament (Feb.'04) Grade B: The Radulov-Yunkov-Voloshenko line wreaked havoc on opponents. Unfortunately, there apparently may have been two Radulov’s out there on the ice with team Russia. One was the dynamic, creative young forward who shared Team Russia’s scoring lead, aggressively attacking his opponents. The other was the more timid Radulov, who hesitated to fight hard at the boards and take on bigger opponents in traffic. Alexander Radulov delivered, at times, a spectacular performance, playing on the tournament’s best line. However, the talented winger seemed to disappear under pressure, especially in the game against the physical American squad. In addition, he needs to improve his work ethic in his own end of the ice. Radulov has a wealth of potential, especially if he gets some of his attitude issues in order, but he will not be able to reach the level of a top-notch prospect if he does not continue to improve his skating and average top speed. The winger would be so much more effective if he could tap that extra gear. He will most definitely skate for Russia at the U18 WJC. Unfortunately, he may not significantly improve between these tournaments, since he has been recalled by Dynamo Moscow from a club in Russia’s secondary professional league, the Upper League, and will likely spend the rest of the season skating for the Super League club’s junior farm team, Dynamo 2, at a significantly lower level of competition.
NHL Outlook:
Alexander Radulov is eligible for the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. The young forward has a wealth of potential and an impressive finishing touch, but needs to boost his physical presence, share the puck more and shore up his work ethic and disciplinary issues. Radulov’s style is reminiscent of last year’s New York Islanders second round draft pick, Dmitri Chernykh, who also depends on his individual abilities to succeed. Like Chernykh, Radulov will be picked in the second wave, after the premium and wild-card prospects are picked off the board.
RussianProspects Draft Projection: Early-Middle Second Round
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM +/-
2008-09 Salavat Yulayev (Ufa) KHL (Reg.)52 22 26 48 92 26
2005-06 U20 Team Russia U20 WJC (Intl.)6 1 3 4 4 +2
2004-05 U20 Team Russia U20 WJC (Intl.)6 2 1 3 4 0
2004-05 U20 Team Russia Canada- Russia Challenge (Intl.)2 2 2 4 0 -
2004-05 Quebec Ramparts QJMHL (CHL Jrs.) (Reg.)38 20 27 47 50 +19
2003-04 U18 Team Russia U18 WJC (Intl.)6 2 5 7 2 +7
2003-04 Team Russia 86 5 Nations Tourn 4 3 4 7 2 +5
2003-04 THK Tver Upper League 43 14 16 30 86 +6
2003-04 Team Russia 86 4 Nations Tourn. (Intl.)3 2 1 3 2 4
2002-03 Dynamo Moscow 86 Jr. League (Finals)6 4 6 10 26 -
2002-03 Dynamo Moscow 86 Jr. League (Playoffs)10 7 8 15 0 -
2002-03 Team Moscow Reg. Tourn. (Juniors)4 4 5 9 2 -
2002-03 Dynamo Moscow 86 Jr. League (Reg.)15 10 11 21 2 -
2002-03 Team Russia 86 6 Nations Tourn. (Intl.)3 0 1 1 16 -
2002-03 Team Russia 86 Junior World Cup (Intl.)5 2 0 2 6 0
2001-02 Dynamo Moscow 86 Moscow Cup (Juniors)5 6 3 9 53 -
2001-02 Dynamo Moscow 86 Jr. League (Playoffs)14 15 15 30 32 -
2001-02 Team Moscow Reg. Tourn. (Juniors)5 2 3 5 0 -
2001-02 Dynamo Moscow 86 Jr. League (Reg.)16 17 22 39 24 -
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