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Name: Sergei MozyakinColumbus Blue Jackets (#263/2002 NHL Draft)

Rating: 83
Height: 179cm/5'10"
Weight: 74kg/162.8 lb
Position: Right Wing
Shoots: Left
Born: 1981-03-30
Birthplace: Yaroslavl, Russia

Game Worn Jerseys:
2003-04 Team Russia (EuroTour) Home - Available
2002-03 CSKA (Moscow) Away - Sold
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03/12/2009 Atlant keeps on winning, Andrei Zubarev (Atlanta Thrashers) delivers

Continental Hockey League (KHL) -  In the playoff's first game of the quarterfinals Atlant Mytischi skated past Evgeny Malkin's former team Metallurg Magnitogorsk 2-1 after an overtime. Prospects shined for the home team, who features Ray Emery between the pipes, as after a goal by Czech player Tomas Rolinek (that was caused by an adventurous play by Emery) Alexander Bumagin (Edmonton Oilers) tied it up after getting the puck past Belarusian national Andrei Mezin with a wrist shot from the slot following a quick rush in the offensive zone. In the overtime Andrei Zubarev (Atlanta Thrashers), who has now five points in four playoff matches, scored the game winner with a big slapshot from the left circle that beat Mezin in the five hole. Zubarev is now his team's top scoring defenseman and is second in the overall team statistics for points, second only to regular season's leader Sergei Mozyakin (Columbus Blue Jackets). READ MORE
03/03/2009 Final KHL 2008-09 season statistics updated

Continental Hockey League (KHL) -  We have updated the 2008-09 season statistics, summing up the results for the regular season. Not suprisingly Sergei Mozyakin (Columbus Blue Jackets) finished the regular season atop the scoring charts with Alexei Morozov (Pittsburgh Penguins) close behind him. Konstantin Glazachev (Nashville Predators)'s assention to the top of the KHL has been great to watch, especially considering his struggles to find a good fit over the past several seasons. Alexei Shirokov and Dmitri Pestunov (Phoenix Coyotes) are other promising prospects atop the charts, though Jaromir Jagr (New York Rangers) had a lot to do with Pestunov's success, as the young forward centered the former NHL super star's line in Omsk. READ MORE
01/06/2009 KHL statistics updated

Continental Hockey League (KHL) -  We have updated the statistics to include the games that took place on January 5th. Alexei Morozov (Pittsburgh Penguins) and Sergei Mozyakin (Columbus Blue Jackets) continue to lead the league in points, while Konstantin Glazachev (Nashville Predators) continues to perform well, averaging more than a point as a leader of Barys (Astana). Evgeny Skachkov (St. Louis Blues) is another up and coming prospect who is performing well for the third season in the row. READ MORE
11/07/2008 Russian Hockey Federation anounces roster for Karjala Cup
07/12/2008 Russian 2008 draft review (Hockey's Future article)
04/29/2008 Canada gets an early wakeup call (Russia beats Canada)
04/15/2008 Sergei Mozyakin (Columbus Blue Jackets)'s Lokomotiv jersey no longer available
03/11/2008 Final regular season statistics have been posted!
03/01/2008 Oleg Piganovich sets a new Russian Superleague record
02/04/2008 Round 47: Sergei Mozyakin (Columbus Blue Jackets) scores 30th goal
02/02/2008 Sergei Mozyakin (Columbus Blue Jackets)'s game worn Team Russia jersey added
01/16/2008 Player and Goalie statistics have been updated through today
12/07/2007 Round 33: Vladislav Evseev (Boston Bruins) gets his revenge
11/24/2007 Player and Goalie statistics have been updated through today
10/18/2007 Round 17: HC Ak Bars and Sergei Zinovjev (Boston Bruins) wake up
10/16/2007 Vyacheslav Bykov announces Team Russia roster for Karjala Cup
10/16/2007 Vyacheslav Bykov announces Team Russia roster for Karjala Cup
03/24/2007 Playoffs - Quarterfinals 3: Mozyakin (Columbus Blue Jackets) leads Khimik
02/27/2007 Round 54 - Sergei Shirokov (Vancouver Canucks) scores 16th
02/07/2007 New scouting report added to Sergei Mozyakin's (Columbus Blue Jackets) profile!
01/17/2007 Round 42 - Koshechkin (Tampa Bay) shuts down opponents again
10/20/2006 Round 18 - HC Khimik - HC Ak Bars Detailed Game Recap
07/04/2006 Mozyakin (Columbus Blue Jackets) chooses Khimik
06/19/2006 Sergei Mozyakin (Columbus Blue Jackets) released by Avangard
04/22/2006 Sergei Mozyakin (Columbus Blue Jackets) on the move to Siberia
04/20/2006 Sergei Mozyakin (Columbus Blue Jackets): Nobody plays better than Morozov! (Sport-Express Interview)
11/02/2005 CSKA and National Team Forward Sergei Mozyakin (Columbus Blue Jackets): Captain Without Complexes (SovSport Intrerview)
02/20/2005 Sergei Mozyakin (Columbus Blue Jackets) out for the rest of the season
04/30/2004 Alexander Ovechkin chosen over Sergei Mozyakin (Columbus Blue Jackets), who was sent home from national team
03/04/2004 Dmitri Chernykh (New York Islanders) on the rise with CSKA Moscow
02/17/2004 Sergei Mozyakin (Columbus Blue Jackets) on the mend after the injury.
02/11/2004 Sergei Mozyakin (Columbus Blue Jackets) returns from injury
12/29/2003 Web Site News: New Game Worn Jersey: Sergei Mozyakin's 02-03 CSKA Moscow jersey
12/21/2003 Sergei Mozyakin (Columbus Blue Jackets) breaks leg, out for two months
11/28/2003 Web Site News: New Player Profile: Columbus Blue Jackets prospect Sergei Mozyakin.
10/23/2003
Scouting Evaluations:
Shirokov and Parshin shine in CSKA's big victory against Atlant
Super League Round 18 - HC Khimik - HC Ak Bars Detailed Game Recap
Talent Analysis:
January 2007 Update: Continues to be one of the best overall offensive forwards in Russia...great hands...probably has one of the best hockey senses of any player still playing in Russia...above average shot...above average speed, but doesn’t stand out as much in this category...very dangerous even without the puck...great stick handling and is capable of stealing the puck away from a defenseman...has got into some political hot water this season for leaving HC CSKA for a bigger paycheck first with HC Avangard, and then finally with HC Khimik. This has allegedly been the reason for his trouble in regards to getting a spot on the national squad despite being one of league leaders in scoring, since the national team’s head coach is his former headmaster with HC CSKA.

Skating: Mozyakin possesses above average speed and good strides...his first step and his top speed are above average. Shot: Mozyakin possesses a great wrist shot, which is one of his primary weapons...has a very good backhanded shot. Technical Ability: Above average puck handler...carries the puck up the ice, but doesn’t usually hold it longer then necessary. Pass: Passing is something Mozyakin has not been known for in the past, but has recently become a strong part of his overall game...shares the puck often, not usually holding on to it for too long (something he has done in the past, especially at the Upper League level)...Hockey Sense: Sees the ice well...most of the time controls situations, making good decisions with the puck
Back In Russia:
Mozyakin’s professional hockey career started with CSKA Moscow, where he decided to make his debut in the Upper League, instead of continuing to play in the North American juniors for QMJHL’s Val-dOr Foreur. The young forward instantly became one of CSKA’s best offensive talents, leading the club in scoring and increasing his point total each year. 2002-03: The smallish, speedy sniper delivered a solid season for CSKA, successfully making the transition from the Upper League to Russia’s premier Super League. The young forward managed almost a point per game ratio last season, taking his place as one of the Super League’s most dynamic scorers. Besides further developing his technical skills, Mozyakin’s hockey sense came along quite well last season. He has started to play smarter, relying more on his playmaking ability. Mozyakin also shored up some of the defensive shortcomings he carried with him in the Upper League. 2003-04: Mozyakin started the season strong, continuing to play the team hockey that allowed him to successfully adjust to the Super League. During the first part of the 2003-04 season, he constituted most of CSKA’s offense, dualing up with one of Russia’s top set up players, Genadi Razin.
NHL Outlook:
Prior to CSKA’s arrival in the Super League, Mozyakin has always had the raw talent, but had been a fan of the "fun and gun" type of offense, carrying the puck up and attempting to score in any situation. This has changed significantly, after the young forward made his Super League debut and his game has changed towards a more team oriented hockey. While still more suited for the European style of hockey, this welcome development has likened the chances of the young forward succeeding in the NHL, since a 5’10 and 165 pound sniper won’t be very successful and won’t last very long in the rigors of an NHL season. With this new versatility, Mozyakin could fit well as a supporting cast of a strong NHL club’s core of players.
Statistics:
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM +/-
2008-09 Atlant (Mytische) KHL (Reg.)56 34 41 75 14 34
2007-08 Khimik (Mytische) Super League (Playoffs)5 3 1 4 0 -1
2007-08 Team Russia LG Games (EuroTour) (Intl.)3 2 0 2 10 0
2007-08 Khimik (Mytische) Super League (Reg.)57 37 28 65 22 16
2006-07 Team Russia LG Sweden Games (Reg.)3 0 3 3 0 -1
2006-07 Khimik (Mytische) Super League (Reg.)53 27 33 60 10 6
2005-06 Team Russia IIHF World Championships (Intl.)3 1 1 2 0 -1
2005-06 Team Russia Sweden Games (EuroTour) (Intl.)2 0 1 1 0 -
2005-06 CSKA (Moscow) Super League (Playoffs)7 1 2 3 4 -2
2006 Team Russia ROSNO Cup (EuroTour) (Intl.)0 0 0 0 0 -
2005-06 Team Russia Karjala Cup (EuroTou (Intl.)2 0 0 0 0 -1
2005-06 CSKA (Moscow) Super League (Reg.)51 20 31 51 28 20
2004-05 CSKA (Moscow) Super League (Reg.)49 11 12 23 22 -6
2003-04 Team Russia Karjala Cup (EuroTour)3 0 1 1 0 -1
2003-04 CSKA (Moscow) Spartak Cup (Preseason)5 2 3 5 0 -
2003-04 CSKA (Moscow) Super League (Reg.)45 21 19 40 6 +1
2002-03 HC CSKA Moscow Super League (Reg.)33 12 15 27 18 -
2001-02 HC CSKA Moscow Upper League (Reg.)54 34 30 64 10 -
2001-02 HC CSKA Moscow Upper League (Playoffs)14 9 13 22 4 -
2000-01 HC CSKA Moscow Upper League (Reg.)37 22 28 50 18 -
1999-00 HC CSKA Moscow Upper League (Reg.)44 23 25 48 10 -
1999-00 CSKA-2 1st League (Juniors)6 9 3 12 6 -
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