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Name: Nikolai LemtyugovSt. Louis Blues (#219/2005 NHL Draft)

Rating: 79
Height: 182cm/6'0"
Weight: 84kg/184.8 lb
Position: Right Wing
Shoots: Left
Born: 1986-01-15
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

Game Worn Jerseys:
2003-04 CSKA (Moscow) Away - Available
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02/21/2009 Metallurg Novokuznetsk beats Severstal Cherepovets

Continental Hockey League (KHL) -  23 years old Nikolai Lemtyugov (St. Louis Blues) scored one goal and one assist, but his Severstal Cherepovets lost to Metallurg Novokuznetsk in a game that seen the 2010 eligible Maxim Kitsyn score a highlight reel goal. (game report by Alessandro Seren Rosso) READ MORE
01/06/2009 January 5th: Trunev’s Severstal beats Dinamo Riga

Continental Hockey League (KHL) -  Russianprospects.com returns back to the KHL with a report based on the January 5th match between Severstal Cherepovets and Dinamo Riga. Maxim Trunev (Montreal Canadiens), Nikolai Lemtyugov (St. Louis Blues) and Stanislav Egorshev skated in this match for the home team who got a deserved 3-1 win against a Dinamo Riga team that proved to be less strong. (exclusive russianprospects.com scout report by Alessandro Seren Rosso) READ MORE
12/17/2008 Nikolai Lemtyugov back in Russia

Continental Hockey League (KHL) -  As reported by all the most important news agencies both in America and in Russia, twenty-two years old Nikolai Lemtyugov (St. Louis Blues) left AHL's Peoria to get back in the homeland. Despite being at the second season at the club, scoring nineteen points in twenty-seven games, Lemtyugov never got a chance to show what he's worth in the National Hockey League. He was though reported to rarely play at full effort. It's not sure where the St. Petersburg native will continue his KHL career. He has played three seasons in the RSL, wich CSKA Moscow and Severstal Cherepovets.
08/09/2008 July 2008 Wrapup - Russian Prospects Pay a Visit to NHL Clubs
06/28/2008 Nikolai Lemtyugov (St. Louis Blues) skating at Blues Development Camp
10/01/2007 New photos added to multiple player profiles
09/07/2007 Nikolai Lemtyugov (St. Louis Blues): I'll have to fend for myself over there
02/28/2007 Web Site News: Nikolai Lemtyugov (St. Louis Blues)'s game worn HC CSKA jersey has been added!
02/07/2007 Round 48 - Lemtyugov (St. Louis Blues) leads Severstal with two goals
10/28/2006 Alexei Shkotov (St. Louis Blues) put on waivers by HC Khimik
01/24/2006 Nikolai Lemtyugov (St. Louis Blues NHL): I do not agree with Mikhalev (Interview)
09/16/2005 Nikolai Lemtyugov helps a fellow Blues prospect out
Scouting Evaluations:
ADT Canada-Russia Challenge - Team Russia Roster Breakdown (Forwards)
Draft Rankings and Comments:
2004 NHL ENTRY DRAFT
Rank 2: #18
Rank 3: #24
Rank 4: #23
Talent Analysis:
Skating: Above average skater technically with a good stride and footwork...average acceleration and would benefit from improving his explosiveness...above average top speed. Shot: A very strong slap shot...an average wrist shot, which has a quick release and good strength, but he needs to work on precision, as he often puts the puck square into the goaltender and hasn’t shown the ability to consistently hit the corners of the net...Technical Ability: Average puckhandler and isn’t terribly imaginative with the puck...capable of making some moves and is hard to shake off the puck...capable of handling passes at high speed. Pass: Interacts well with his line mates and consistently shares the puck, looking for the best opportunity...a team player...Defensive Play: Works very hard on defense, always trying to return into his zone... Physical Play: not a physical player who looks to hit, but doesn’t shy away from contact and works very hard in traffic...uses his body effectively next to the boards...works very hard in traffic and Is hard to knock down...his style of game would benefit greatly from increased mass and more upper body strength...Overall: Lemtyugov is a hard working forward who doesn’t stand out in any one category, but offers a package with a lot of versatility and skill. His team first attitude and aggressiveness on the ice will likely easy any adjustments to the North American style of hockey.
Back In Russia:
Lemtyugov is a product of the CSKA (Moscow) hockey system. 2003-04 Season: The young forward made his debut for CSKA’s junior farm club CSKA 2 squad during the 2003-04 season. During the first season he failed to make much of an impact for the squad, finishing the year in the middle of the pack in scoring and rarely standing out as one of the club’s top prospects. Unfortunatly, this was Lemtyugov’s draft year and his lack of success in Russia lead to his absence from national team and like negatively impacted his prospects of being drafted. 2004-05 Season: Lemtyugov returned from an average 2003-04 campaign to enjoy significantly more success the following season. The young forward became one of the clubs top candidates to satisfy the U20 player requirement. He was called up to the big club in February and stayed in the lineup for the rest of the season. 2005-06 Season: The young forward started the season off strong, skating on the same line with a fellow ’86 born forward Sergei Shirokov. Lemtyugov clearly showed that he belonged and at one point started to average a point per game.
NHL Outlook:
Nikolai Lemtyugov was one of the very few Russian born players to be selected in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft when he was picked by the St. Louis Blues late in draft, 219th overall. The Blues picked the young forward likely due to his impressive performance with CSKA late in the season. While he was not likely the player primarily scouted by the Blues, he certainly benefited from the presence of the scouts. While unlikely to bloom into an all-star forward, Lemtyugov certainly has the size, work ethic and skill set to be a strong supporting player in the NHL. Considering the new NHL rules, the Blues will likely try to bring Lemtyugov over next summer, which may be of benefit to the young player’s development, as he is enjoying a strong 2005-06 season.
Statistics:
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM +/-
2006-07 Severstal (Cherpovets) Super League (Playoffs)5 0 1 1 8 -2
2006-07 Severstal (Cherpovets) Super League (Reg.)51 11 7 18 50 2
2005-06 U20 Team Russia (86) 4 Nations Tourn. (Intl.)3 2 0 2 4 +2
2005-06 CSKA (Moscow) Super League (Playoffs)7 1 1 2 8 -4
2005-06 U20 Team Russia U20 WJC (Intl.)6 4 1 5 0 +4
2005-06 CSKA (Moscow) Super League (Reg.)11 1 1 2 16 -
2005-06 CSKA (Moscow) Super League (Reg.)37 9 11 20 45 9
2005-06 U20 Team Russia 4 Nations Tourn. (Intl.)3 0 1 1 33 -1
2004-05 U20 Team Russia Big Prize Tourn. (Intl.)3 2 4 6 2 +6
2004-05 CSKA (Moscow) 2 1st League (Reg.)32 17 18 35 76 -
2004-05 U20 Team Russia 4 Nations Tourn. (Intl.)3 2 1 3 0 +3
2004-05 U20 Team Russia Canada- Russia Challenge (Intl.)6 1 1 2 26 -
2003-04 CSKA-2 1st League (Juniors)27 15 10 25 30 -
2002-03 CSKA 86 (Moscow) Jr. League (Finals)7 2 3 5 20 -
2002-03 Team Moscow 86 Regional Tourn. (Intl.)5 0 0 0 2 -
2002-03 CSKA 2 (Moscow) 1st League (Reg.)5 2 1 3 0 -
2002-03 Team Russia 86 Junior World Cup (Intl.)5 0 1 1 2 0
2001-02 CSKA 2 (Moscow) 1st League (Reg.)10 4 3 7 2 -
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