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Name: Denis ParshinColorado Avalanche (#72/2004 NHL Draft)

Rating: 83
Height: 173cm/5'8"
Weight: 72kg/158.4 lb
Position: Right Wing
Shoots: Left
Born: 1986-02-01
Birthplace: Yaroslavl, Russia

Game Worn Jerseys:
2004-05 CSKA (Moscow) Home - Available
2003-04 CSKA (Moscow) Away - Sold
Sergei Shirokov (Vancouver Canucks): a biography (08/22/2009)
The last on Sergei Shirokov (Vancouver Canucks) and Denis Parshin (Colorado Avalanche) (08/07/2009)
Alexander Nikulin (Phoenix Coyotes): Dumping the puck is not for me. (05/24/2009) seasonal awards! (05/08/2009)
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09/12/2009 Konstantin Barulin gets a new contract, posts a win in his first match of the season

Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) -  After the turbolences in the summer negotiations with CSKA Moscow, goalkeeper Konstantin Barulin (St. Louis Blues) got a new contract after he declared to be financially dissatisfied as we reported on August 27th. CSKA's president Vyacheslav Fetisov offered him a new contract, which terms weren't disclosed, and the goalie replied with a 22 saves win in the first CSKA match of the season against Dinamo Moscow, won in the overtime thanks to a doubly by Denis Parshin (Colorado Avalanche). Captain Konstantin Korneev (Montreal Canadiens) was on roster too and he had an assist, just like Alexander Nikulin (Phoenix Coyotes), while Maxim Goncharov (Phoenix Coyotes) has been pointless.
08/10/2009 CSKA Moscow: Denis Parshin (Colorado Avalanche) signs a deal, Sergei Shirokov (Vancouver Canucks) no.

Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) -  Today was the last day for Denis Parshin (Colorado Avalanche) and Sergei Shirokov (Vancouver Canucks) to sign new deals with CSKA in order to avoid a 1 year KHL disqualification. Denis Parshin (Colorado Avalanche) decided to sign, while Sergei Shirokov (Vancouver Canucks) didn't, thus meaning that 99.9% he's going to play in Vancouver for the upcoming season.
08/07/2009 The latest on Sergei Shirokov (Vancouver Canucks) and Denis Parshin (Colorado Avalanche)

National Hockey League (NHL) -  In another court meeting Denis Parshin (Colorado Avalanche) and Sergei Shirokov (Vancouver Canucks) have been threatened a 1-year disqualification for the two players in case they won’t report to their alma mater club (CSKA Moscow) by 12 AM of August 12th. In July they didn't report to the team's training camp asking for a better contract and now they are linked to their respective NHL clubs. This analysis contains interviews to the two players and their agent. (exclusive article by Alessandro Seren Rosso) READ MORE
07/21/2009 Parshin-Shirokov soap opera goes on
05/12/2009 Mass move from CSKA to Salavat?
02/20/2009 Shirokov and Parshin shine in CSKA's big victory against Atlant
11/07/2008 Russian Hockey Federation anounces roster for Karjala Cup
06/01/2008 Ilya Kablukov (Vancouver Canucks) to join in Nizhniy Novgorod
03/17/2008 Quarterfinals - CSKA vs. Ak Bars 2:3 (Series 0:3)
03/15/2008 Quarterfinals - CSKA vs. Ak Bars 5:6 (Series 0:2) - Suglobov nets a hattrick
12/02/2007 Round 32: Denis Parshin (Colorado Avalanche) leads CSKA to victory
10/18/2007 Denis Parshin (Colorado Avalanche) & Igor Mirnov (Ottawa Senators) criticized
10/12/2007 Statistics updated through Round 15
10/01/2007 New photos added to multiple player profiles
09/26/2007 Round 6: HC Lokomotiv continues to struggle despite Yashin
09/07/2007 Denis Parshin (Colorado Avalanche)'s profile updated, new scouting report added
07/08/2007 Russian Super League Offseason Player Transfers Part 1 (Top Four Clubs)
03/26/2007 Quarterfinals - 4: Denis Parshin (Colorado Avalanche) ties up series!
03/18/2007 No surprises thus far, but upsets may be in the works for quarterfinals
03/12/2007 Playoffs - Round 16 - Alexey Cherepanov scores for HC Avangard
03/09/2007 Round 57 - Goalie Semen Varlamov (Washington Capitals) wins again
02/28/2007 Web Site News: Denis Parshin (Colorado Avalanche)'s game worn HC CSKA jersey added
02/17/2007 Round 50
02/10/2007 Denis Parshin (Colorado Avalanche): new scouting report added and rating update
09/13/2006 Exlusive: Scouting Report - Energized CSKA Red Army club lead by youth
08/16/2005 Denis Parshin's (Colorado Avalanche) 2004-05 Russian Super League Season Scouting Evaluation
11/11/2004 Sweden stuns Russia 4-1
10/11/2004 Web Site News: Denis Parshin's (Colorado Avalanche #72/2004) game worn CSKA Moscow jersey added
10/11/2004 Denis Parshin's (Colorado Avalanche #72/2004) profile has been made available to everyone!
07/22/2004 RussianProspects exclusive interview with Denis Parshin (Colorado Avalanche)
07/21/2004 Russians in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft Part 3: Mikhail Yunkov (Washington Capitals) , Denis Parshin (Colorado Avalanche) and Sergei Ogorodnikov (New York Islanders)
05/09/2004 New photo of Denis Parshin (2004 NHL Entry Draft) has been added to his profile.
05/09/2004 Team Russia Player Performance Recaps and Grades - Part 2: Top Line (Dmitri Shitikov - Evgeny Malkin - Denis Parshin)
04/23/2004 Web Site News: A complete player profile of right wing Denis Parshin (2004 NHL Entry Draft) has been added to the Premium Draft Section
03/25/2004 CSKA Moscow player call-ups to the Russian U18 squad's training camp
03/23/2004 1st League Quarterfinals Game 1: Severstal 2 vs. CSKA 2 - Denis Parshin carries CSKA 2 (game box score and prospect notes)
03/22/2004 Player profiles of Denis Parshin and Sergei Karetin (both 2004 NHL Entry Draft) added to!
12/11/2003 Denis Parshin earns his first Super League point
Scouting Evaluations:
Shirokov and Parshin shine in CSKA's big victory against Atlant
Round 4 - Moscow rival clash: CSKA vs. Spartak detailed recap
Round 4 - Moscow rival clash: CSKA vs. Spartak detailed recap
Denis Parshin's (Colorado Avalanche) 2004-05 Russian Super League Season Scouting Evaluation
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
Russia outperforms Finland
Draft Rankings and Comments:
Rank 2: #12
Rank 3: #13
Rank 4: #19
Talent Analysis:
2007-08 Scouting Report: Flashy winger with a nose for the net…commits on defense but is not very effective in physical play due to his small stature…very quick skater with quick feet...has improved both top-speed and acceleration since his draft day…solid first step…his relative small size hurts him in physical play in both ends of the ice…doesn’t get much ice time shorthanded even if he could be useful with his skating...Khimik does something similar with offensively gifted Ilya Krikunov…very manoeuvrable in the offensive zone thanks to his very good puck control…tough to knock off the puck because he has great puck handling skills and ability to make a fancy move and trick the defenseman…can also use his speed to get past defensemen…his wrist shot is accurate and is very dangerous…doesn’t rely on his slapshot, preferring to stickhandle and quickly release a wrist shot instead…remains a very interesting prospect even if considering Colorado’s reluctance in dealing with euro players...has the potential to play in the top two lines in the NHL even if he must improve his strength.
January 2007 update:
Has matured his overall game over the past couple of seasons...very impressive top speed and acceleration...great puck control...very effective on a breakaway and is very hard to stop...precise wrist shot with a quick release that he can put time after time right under the crossbar...sees the ice well and passes the puck effectively...improved his toughness and ability to stay with the play in traffic...has become of HC CSKA leaders and most productive forwards.
Skating: A very good skater with above-average straightaway speed, which often allows him to dominate the competition at his age level...still needs to improve his top speed to be considered a very fast skater in Russia’s Super League...above-average acceleration. Shot: Parshin’s precise wrist shot is one his most dangerous weapons...possesses a fast shot release...needs to improve his slap shot. Technical Skills: Very soft hands...a very good puckhandler... very maneuverable and uses the combination of his puckhandling and speed very well... tough to take the puck away from him in open ice, as he is creative and often fools defensemen with his puck "dribbling" moves. Passing: Capable of making precise, creative passes...a multi-dimensional player, who shares the puck. Hockey Sense: Sees the ice very well...very creative...interacts well with his linemates, sharing the puck and creating scoring chances. Defensive Play: Parshin is average defensively...not effective near the boards or in traffic because he is very small, standing at just under 5’8 and 140 is worthy to note, however, that he is extremely aggressive and plays with a lot of hunger and motivation. Physical Play: Parshin is a soft, but aggressive young player...he is tiny and it is unlikely that he is going to grow any bigger... his size often gets him into trouble. Overall: Denis Parshin is a speedy, creative, multi-dimensional and technically-sound young forward, whose only serious downside is his lack of size.
Back In Russia:
2006-07 season: This was Parshin’s most productive season, as the young forward’s budding succcess with Alexander Nikulin turned into one of the most productive lines in the Super League, where they skated along with Sergei Shirokov. Equally impressive was Parshin’s ability to continue delivering despite his centreman’s absense, when Nikulin suffered a leg injury and was forced out of the lineup for two months.   Parshin gained poise and character during his struggles and his maturity showed as he became one of CSKA’s leaders. His success did not go unnoticed by his head coach Vyacheslav Bykov, who was also the head coach of Russia’s national team.  Parshin made his senior national team debut at the LG Sweden Games, where he skated as an injury replacement for two games.    While not really standing out or getting much ice time, Parshin’s presence on the national squad already spoke volumes regarding how well the season is going for him.   Parshin reamined with HC CSKA for the 2007-08 season.  2005-06 season: Parshinstruggled once again out of the gate during the 2005-06 season, having trouble finding his place on HC CSKA’s lineup. The consensus was that this young prospect clearly had the talent to be a capable Super League player, but could not yet put all the piueces together.    This was Parshin’s last year of junior eligibility and he skated for the U20 Russian National team on a couple of occasions, but due to his struggles and inability to consistently deliver, he was left off the final U20 roster that competed at the U20 World Junior Championships in December.  Fortunately, the young forward did start to recover from his struggles down the stretch, delivering some strong games towards the end of the Super League season.   The young forward picked up his game, especially when he was paired with another talented up and coming young CSKA forward Alexander Nikulin.    2004-05 season: Parshin did not follow up an impressive 2003-04 campaign with a strong 2004-05 season. The young forward struggled to break into CSKA's lineup early in the season and spent a lot of the fall either on the bench of practicing with the second squad. Still, he was ahead of the other young CSKA forwards, and his lack of ice time had more to do with the infusion of NHL players than with his lack of ability. Parshin undeniably has impressive skill and hockey sense, but he lacks any size and does not have a very high top speed. His lack of size became especially apparent during the World Championships where the young forward started the tournament on the second line with Malkin and Shirokov, but struggled to compete against the bigger, and at times faster opponents. Against weaker opponents such as Belarus, Parshin was able to showcase his puckhandling and speed, but his offensive production was minimal and it would be hard to label his accomplishments as anything but disappointing. Parshin's game in Russia showed improvement after the U20 WJC, and he did enjoy a strong regular season finish.  2003-04 season: While still rough around the edges, Parshin showed what he is capable of in the Super League, and the 2003-04 campaign can be considered a great success for him. During the summer of 2003, Parshin left Lokomotiv Yaroslavl and signed a contract with CSKA Moscow, where he was promised an opportunity to compete for a spot in the Super League club’s main lineup, which is something that the deep Yaroslavl club could not offer the young forward. After starting the season on CSKA’s second squad, Parshin finally made his Super League debut on October 25th, 2004. He performed very well and continued to be a regular in CSKA’s lineup throughout the rest of the season. Parshin’s game developed and matured significantly during those few months in the Super League. Towards the end of the season, when CSKA was already knocked out of the playoffs, Tikhonov put the young winger on his top line with one of Russia’s top setup men, Andrei Razin (Philadelphia Flyers). The speedy winger was also a regular on the top line of Russia’s U18 squad. Please find below the reviews of his performances at the international tournaments. 2002-03 season: Denis Parshin spent the 2002-03 season with the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl ’86 junior team. The young forward dominated his own age group, putting up very impressive numbers. He also saw his first action on Russia’s ’86 national team while playing for Lokomotiv Yaroslavl.
2004 U18 WJC (April '04) (Grade: B-): Denis Parshin did not have a bad tournament, but he did not deliver the type of a performance that was imperative for him boost his draft rating. The concerns regarding the young forward’s size appear to have merit, as he had trouble adjusting to the higher level of competition against bigger, more physical opponents and did not play at the same level as he did at the Five Nations tournament in February. It wasn’t, however, due to the lack of trying, as Parshin did showcase his great puckhandling and above average skating. He tried to stay in the thick of the action, but the larger players often neutralized him. As usual, Parshin did form an impressive passing tandem with Evgenii Malkin, and the two created some great combinations in the offensive zone. While Parshin did put together a relatively good showing at the tournament, his lack of size became more apparent than ever, and hurt his overall draft position.
5 Nations Tournament (Feb. ’04) (Grade A-):Denis Parshin rebounded well from a sub par performance at November’s Four Nations tournament, and had a very good showing. He continued to skate on the team’s top line with center Evgeny Malkin and left wing Dmitri Shitikov. Parshin was very energetic and aggressive every time he hit the ice. Clearly, the time he has spent in Russia’s premier professional league, the Super League, has significantly developed his overall game. While Shitikov was having the worst tournament of his career, Parshin constantly interacted with Evgeny Malkin. The two created some great combinations together. The speedy forward had many breakaway chances, beating his opponents with great puckhandling and technique. Unfortunately, Parshin’s extremely small frame limited his impact, and he was somewhat easily shut down by bigger opponents, especially the Americans. The talented winger will assuredly skate on Russia’s top line at the U18 WJC, and despite his small frame, he still boosted his draft position with a great overall performance.
Jr. World Cup (Aug. ’03) (Grade B+): Played on the same line with Evgeny Malkin and Dmitri Shitikov. Played very well, showing off his impressive speed and technical ability. Benefited a great deal from playing with Malkin. Parshin played surprisingly aggressive for someone his size. He could have added another goal to his total when teamed up with Zhmaev on a great two-on-one situation, but Zhmaev refused to pass the puck and ended up shooting it right into the goalie’s midsection.
NHL Outlook:
Denis Parshin was eligible for the 2004 NHL Entry Draft and was picked up by the Colorado Avalanche in the third round with the 72nd overall pick.  The young forward was widely recognized as one of the most skilled players in that draft year. projected Parshin to be later round pick due to his lack of size and exposure, but the Colorado Avalanche, known for trying to select home run players with their later picks, chose Parshin.    As with Andrei Pervyshin, Konstantin Korneev, and many other promising young Russian players, Parshin’s biggest shortcoming is his lack of size. Unfortunately, he is even two inches shorter than any of the aforementioned players.   After a strong 2006-07 campaign, Parshin is back in strength.  His skill and potential were never doubted, the main concern lied around his ability to put all the pieces together and become more mature.  Parshin’s upside is that of a scoring winger, but more likely on the second line and as a power play specialist. 
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM +/-
2008-09 CSKA (Moscow) KHL (Reg.)48 12 16 28 34 4
2007-08 CSKA (Moscow) Super League (Playoffs)6 1 0 1 0 -1
2007-08 CSKA (Moscow) Super League (Reg.)56 12 23 35 46 7
2006-07 CSKA (Moscow) Super League (Playoffs)12 2 2 4 8 -2
2006-07 Team Russia LG Sweden Games (Reg.)2 0 0 0 0 -2
2006-07 CSKA (Moscow) Super League (Reg.)53 18 14 32 24 3
2005-06 U20 Team Russia (86) 4 Nations Tourn. (Intl.)3 1 0 1 0 +1
2005-06 CSKA (Moscow) Super League (Playoffs)6 0 2 2 2 -3
2005-06 CSKA (Moscow) Super League (Reg.)37 2 8 10 22 10
2004-05 U20 Team Russia Big Prize Tourn. (Intl.)3 1 1 2 0 +4
2004-05 CSKA (Moscow) 2 1st League (Reg.)1 0 1 1 2 -
2004-05 U20 Team Russia U20 WJC (Intl.)6 0 2 2 6 -1
2004-05 U20 Team Russia 4 Nations Tourn. (Intl.)3 0 1 1 4 -1
2004-05 CSKA (Moscow) Super League (Reg.)42 3 4 7 18 -2
2003-04 U18 Team Russia U18 WJC (Intl.)6 0 3 3 0 +2
2003-04 CSKA (Moscow) Super League 27 2 4 6 4 -
2003-04 Team Russia 86 5 Nations Tourn 4 2 4 6 0 +4
2003-04 CSKA-2 1st League (Juniors)19 8 10 18 12 -
2003-04 Team Russia 86 4 Nations Tourn. (Intl.)3 0 1 1 2 2
2002-03 CSKA Moscow 86 Tretiak Cup (Intl.)4 4 5 9 0 -
2002-03 CSKA Moscow 86 Jr. League (Playoffs)11 6 11 17 0 -
2002-03 CSKA Moscow 86 Jr. League (Reg.)12 5 6 11 0 -
2002-03 Team Russia 86 5 Nations Tourn. (Intl.)4 3 3 6 0 -
2002-03 CSKA 2 1st League (Reg.)4 1 0 1 2 -
2002-03 CSKA Moscow 86 Jr. League (Finals)7 3 4 7 6 -
2002-03 Team Russia 86 6 Nations Tourn. (Intl.)3 3 3 6 0 -
2002-03 Team Russia 86 Junior World Cup (Intl.)5 3 3 6 4 -3
2001-02 Lokomotiv Yar. 86 Jr. League (Playoffs)13 14 9 23 8 -
2001-02 Lokomotiv Yar. 86 Jr. League (Reg.)17 15 14 29 18 -
2001-02 Lokomotiv 2 1st League (Reg.)1 0 0 0 0 -
2001-02 Central Region Team Reg. Tourn. (Intl.)5 5 4 9 4 -
2001-02 Lokomotiv Yar. 86 Jr. League (Juniors)7 1 1 2 2 -
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