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Name: Alexander MikhailishinNew Jersey Devils (#155/2004 NHL Draft)

Rating: 73
Height: 194cm/6'4"
Weight: 95kg/209.0 lb
Position: Defenseman
Shoots: Left
Born: 1986-02-24
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

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11/14/2005 Defenseman Alexander Mikhaylishin (New Jersey Devils) injured
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04/24/2004 Alexander Mikhaylishin's (2004 NHL Entry Draft) profile has been added to the Premium Draft Coverage section
Scouting Evaluations:
ADT Canada-Russia Challenge - Team Russia Roster Breakdown (Goalies and Defensemen)
Draft Rankings and Comments:
2004 NHL ENTRY DRAFT
Rank 2: #25
Rank 3: #28
Rank 4: #27
Talent Analysis:
A sizable, stay-at-home defenseman...Physical Play: adds size and physical presence to the lineup...likes to throw his weight around and can make big hits, especially along the boards...tends to lose his positioning when trying to make a hit...Skating: not a very good skater and definitely needs to improve in this area if he hopes to move to the next level in his development....Work Ethic: possesses a great work ethic and tries very hard whenever he is on the ice...Shot: thanks to his excellent strength, his slapshot is very strong and he can hurt players who have the misfortune of getting in the way... however, his precision is terrible
Back In Russia:
2008 Update:Alexander Mikhaylishin was born in Moscow, Russia and spent most of his junior career skating in HC Spartak's hockey system. The young defenseman had a couple of stints with the Russian national team, but never earned a consistent spot on the squad. The young prospect was largely drafted by the New Jersey Devils with the 155th selection in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft due to his immense size, but it appears that the defensive prospect has not justified the club's hopes, splitting his time between Russia's second and third tier leagues, never even cracking the Super League since being drafted.
Alexander Mikhailishin is a product of the Spartak Moscow hockey system. He spent most of the 02-03 season on Russia's '86 national team, but, after the first couple of 03-04 tournaments, he fell out of the lineup and consistently became one of the final cuts from the team’s roster. Please find the reviews of performance at each tournament below.

'86 Junior World Cup (Aug. '03) (Grade: C): Alex Mikhailishin skated the tournament on Russia’s second defensive pairing with Evgeny Biryukov. He definitely had the size, but did not skate well. He did show off his great work ethic and finished his checks well. He really gave it his all at this tournament

NHL Outlook:
Alexander Mikhailishin is eligible for the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. His size makes him very attractive to NHL clubs. His work ethic makes him even more appealing, as it is something that is tough to teach young players. However, his skill level is low and he doesn’t have an offensive upside. It appears unlikely that he will ever develop a great vision of the ice, and he definitely needs to improve his skating. While a pure project, an NHL club attracted to his size will likely pick him up in the sixth or seventh round. He may even be an earlier surprise pick. RussianProspects Draft projection: sixth or seventh round.
Statistics:
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM +/-
2006-07 HC Soviet Wings 2 1st League (Russia 3) (Reg.)12 1 1 2 22 -
2006-07 HC South Ural (Orsk) High League (Russia 2) (Reg.)22 0 0 0 126 -10
2005-06 Spartak (Moscow) 2 1st League (Russia 3) (Reg.)23 2 0 2 72 -
2004-05 Spartak (Moscow) Super League (Reg.)6 0 1 1 4 -2
2004-05 U20 Team Russia Canada- Russia Challenge (Intl.)6 0 0 0 27 -
2002-03 Spartak Moscow 86 Jr. League (Playoffs)7 0 0 0 0 -
2002-03 Spartak Moscow 86 Jr. League (Reg.)16 0 2 2 0 -
2002-03 Team Russia 86 Junior World Cup (Intl.)5 0 0 0 2 1
2001-02 Spartak Moscow 86 Moscow Cup (Juniors)2 1 2 3 24 -
2001-02 Spartak Moscow 86 Jr. League (Playoffs)14 1 3 4 26 -
2001-02 Spartak Moscow 86 Jr. League (Reg.)15 1 3 4 22 -
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