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Name: Alexander BumaginEdmonton Oilers (#170/2006 NHL Draft)

Rating: 77
Height: 182cm/6'0"
Weight: 75kg/165.0 lb
Position: Right Wing
Shoots: Left
Born: 1987-03-01
Birthplace: Togliatti, Russia

Game Worn Jerseys:
2007-08 Khimik (Mytische) Away - Available
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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
09/11/2008 Prospect trio iced in Mytischi - KHL second Round Atlant - Vityaz

Continental Hockey League (KHL) -  After a good preseason, culminated with the Governor Cup victory, Atlant youngsters keep on having room in the roster, especially three of them, Alexander Bumagin (Edmonton Oilers), Anton Lazarev and Andrei Zubarev (Atlanta Thrashers). Russianprospects.com has observed them playing fourth line hockey in the second round KHL match between Atlant Mytischi and Vityaz Chekhov. (RussianProspects.com exclusive article by Alessandro Seren Rosso) READ MORE
04/02/2008 Alexander Bumagin (Edmonton Oilers)'s game worn Khimik (Mytische) jersey added

Alexander Bumagin (Edmonton Oilers)'s game worn Khimik (Mytische) jersey has been added to RussianProspects.com. Please click on the Read More link to view the jersey. READ MORE
02/19/2008 Round 52 – Alexander Bumagin (Edmonton Oilers) nets a hat trick
02/19/2008 Round 52 – Alexander Bumagin (Edmonton Oilers) nets a hat trick
02/11/2008 Round 46 – Khimik Mytischi vs Ak Bars Kazan (Detailed Scouting Analysis)
10/14/2007 New photos added to multiple player profiles
08/24/2007 Alexander Bumagin (Edmonton Oilers)'s profile updated, new scouting report added
05/19/2007 Lada retains rights for Emelin (Montreal) and Bumagin (Edmonton)
12/31/2006 Alexander Bumagin: We will celebrate when we return.
12/15/2006 U20 Team Russia
07/15/2006 2006 NHL Entry Draft Russian Player Review - Part 2
04/08/2006 Premium: New scouting report added to Alexander Bumagin's (2006 NHL Entry Draft) profile
10/23/2005 Alexander Bumagin (2006 NHL Entry Draft) may be out the rest of the season
10/10/2005 Alexander Bumagin (2006 NHL Entry Draft) scores, suffers injury
Scouting Evaluations:
Shirokov and Parshin shine in CSKA's big victory against Atlant
Round 46 – Khimik Mytischi vs Ak Bars Kazan (10 prospects scouted)
2004 U18 Junior World Cup Evaluation - 3rd Line (Bumagin - Krysanov - Lesnukhin)
Draft Rankings and Comments:
2005 NHL ENTRY DRAFT
Rank 1: #12
Rank 2: #12
Rank 3: #11 Ranking Comments:Continues to skate for Lada's farm club Lada 2. Will likely skate for Lada during the November season break in friendly games. He really impressed us during the preseason, and should not dissapoint if given the chance.
Rank 4: #13
2006 NHL ENTRY DRAFT
Rank 1: #13
Rank 2: #10 Ranking Comments:Recovered fully from the concussion suffered earlier in the season. There was some concern that he may have also suffered a broken neck, but fortunately, those concerns did not prove correct. Needs to continue to step up his game in the Super League, as he is now one of the few legitimate scorers for the financially strapped Lada. The young forward also needs to better observe the athletic regiment to continue improving.
Rank 3: #5 Ranking Comments:Alexander Bumagin was one of the top 10 Russians eligible for the 2005 NHL Entry Draft but due to the lack of a transfer agreement between the NHL and the Russian professional hockey's governing body, he went overlooked through the seven rounds. Since the draft Bumagin established himself as one of the most gifted up and coming young Russian players to make an impact in the Super League. At just 19, the young forward became Lada's leader not only in scoring, but also with his presence on the ice. Making this achievement even more impressive, he started making an impact even before the club's financial implosion and the subsequent departure of numerous NHL players. Bumagin's game is mature beyond his age and he makes up for his lack of size with skill and vision. At this point Bumagin may not be as "polished" of a forward prospect as Popov or Vasyunov, but he has already proven himself in the Super League and possesses a solid foundation for further development under the supervision of a capable coach. If not for the size difference and the physical edge, Bumagin may even be above Kulemin in the rankings.
Talent Analysis:
Scout 1: An effortless skater who can reach top speed by using just a few of his long, effective strides...plays with above-average agility and possesses a solid balance...boasts an impressive pair of hands which control the puck smoothly...utilizes on his strong instincts and the ability to find the open man...very good in one-on-one situations...willing to play in traffic, but doesn't play a physical style...releases a precise wrist shot...decent slap shot, which could be more accurate...his intensity off the puck drops off...doesn't show much commitment on defence.
Scout 2: A good skater who covers the puck well. He has good vision, hockey sense and accurate passing skills. He is very good with the puck, he is creative and very good one on one. His physical game is only average and he does not return to help on defense too often. Needs to improve his consistency and play hard each shift.
Scout 3: A bit of a sniper, who likes to shoot himself. Rather shoot than pass, but can make a nice pass, though not that often. Not very good defensively. Lada’s general manager has commented that Bumagin’s overall has improved significantly over the ’04 summer, but the young forward will continue to play for the club’s junior farm team Lada 2.
Scout 3 Mar. 2006 Update: average skating – speed, acceleration…a strong sniper…likes to shoot the puck, and doesn’t pass as much… needs to improve his passing skills…aims and drives for the net well…developed into one of Lada’s top forwards…sees the ice well…defensively – not very good…not very big or strong physically… main weakness - following the athlete’s regiment… suffered a very serious injury in late fall - concussion, but recovered fully (also suspected a broken neck, but fortunately did not turn out or appear in the x-ray)...capable of scoring – has a lot of potential…proven himself at the Super League level.
2007 Update: A gifted forward with good skating abilities…just moved away from Togliatti because of Lada’s financial situation…smooth skater with great acceleration and very good top-speed…is also very agile on skates…is not scared to play the body but his hitting is not top-notch because of his size…possesses a good strength if compared to his size…is not a physical player but when he wants he can play very hard…his defensive has improved significantly over the past couple of seasons, even if sometimes he lacks concentration on his own third…his main defect is that he can take a shift off…is not always willing to give his best…sometimes hesitates to play through the traffic and tries to avoid it…great hands, can stickhandle very effectively to carry the puck to the offensive zone or to build a play in the opposition third…good hockey sense, knows how to position on the ice and has a good vision of the ice too…can read the game effectively…good passer, not a pure playmaker but can deliver the puck to any player on the ice…good wrist shot, quite strong and accurate…his slap shot is not as good as his wrister…he definitely has NHL potential because of his offensive talent and overall skill level, but must improve his commitment on defence and his concentration.
Back In Russia:
2006-07: Bumagin struggled in his sophmore Super League campaign, not producing the points, but also falling in his club’s depth chart.   The entire team was undergoing singificant change, with a lower budget and playing uinder a new head coach. However, this was not enough to really break his season, so something else must have gone on.   He did put play well in international competition and clearly proved that he remained an elite player, btu struggleed ot make an impact and meet expectations in the Super League. After the conclusion of the season, he left Togliatti and signed on with HC Khimik, following Lada’s former president Leonid Weisfield, who has been leading Khimik for two seasons now.  2005-06: Bumagin delivered a strong 2005-06 season, becoming a leader of the cash strapped HC Lada team.  The squad started the NHL lockout season with a star studded lineup, but soon ran into financial troubles, forcing stars such as Alexander Semin and Andrei Nikolishin to leave the team and look for a job elsewhere.  This was Bumagin’s opportunity to shine, but he actually perfomed well even when the veterans were skating on the team, leading the squad early on the season before suffering a neck injury.   He did return from the injury in early January after missing two months, and started playing well again down the stretch.   This was a defining season for Bumagin, who proved his ability to perform in the Super League, which was especially important after he was overlooked during the 2005 NHL Entryt Draft. 2004-05 and prior: The young forward spent the 2004-05 preseason with Lada’s main Super League (Russia 1) squad. He has adjusted well to the faster paced game, but considering the number of U20 players on Lada, he will not likely see any ice time in the Super League.  Bumagin is a product of the Lada Togliatti hockey system. The young forward made his debut on Lada’s junior farm club Lada 2 at just the age of 16 during the 2002-03 season. He has consistently been a member of Russia’s ’87 born national team, though usually as supporting cast, on the squad’s third line.
NHL Outlook:
Alexander Bumagin was eligible for the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, but despite a strong international performance and making his Super League debut, the speedy young forward was overlooked in the draft that saw Russians largely being relegated to the latter rounds, if they were drafted at all.    This was quite a surprise, since RussianProspects ranked this player quite high and projected him to be selected in the fourth round.  The NHL could not overlook his potential after an impressive 2005-06 campaign where he lead his Super League club, especially duirng the hard times.  The Edmonton Oilers selected Bumagin with the 170th overall pick in 2006.   The young forward is a solid package of offensive skills, who stands out with his skating. He has also made strides to improve his defensive play.  He did struggle during the 2006-07 season during his sophmore Super League campaign, but a lot of the struggles appeared to have been mental, as his overall game declined, and not in any particular area, since he struggled to adjust to the new system and the new order within HC Lada.  In our opinion he remains a promising NHL prospect with an upside of a second line scoring winger.  
Statistics:
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM +/-
2008-09 Atlant (Mytische) KHL (Reg.)40 4 7 11 20 2
2007-08 Khimik (Mytische) Super League (Playoffs)5 0 0 0 0
2007-08 Khimik (Mytische) Super League (Reg.)31 8 7 15 37 1
2006-07 Lada (Togliatti) Super League (Playoffs)3 0 0 0 0 -3
2006-07 U20 Team Russia (87) U20 IIHF WJC (Intl.)6 2 6 8 16 +1
2006-07 Lada (Togliatti) Super League (Reg.)40 2 3 5 18 -3
2005-06 U20 Team Russia (87) U20 Big Prize Tourn. (Intl.)5 1 4 5 8 0
2005-06 Lada (Togliatti) Super League (Playoffs)8 0 3 3 4 -3
2005-06 Lada (Togliatti) Super League (Reg.)40 9 12 21 28 -1
2004-05 U18 Team Russia U18 WJC (Intl.)4 2 0 2 6 -1
2004-05 Lada (Togliatti) Super League (Reg.)7 2 0 2 2 +1
2004-05 U18 Team Russia 5 Nations Tournament (Reg.)4 1 0 1 2 -1
2004-05 Lada (Togliatti) 2 1st League (Reg.)0 0 0 0 0 -
2004-05 U18 Team Russia 4 Nations Tourn. (Intl.)3 0 1 1 0 +4
2004-05 U18 Team Russia U18 World Cup (Intl.)5 1 0 1 2 -
2003-04 Team Russia '87 4 Nations Tourn. (Intl.)3 1 4 5 2 +4
2003-04 Lada (Togliatti) 2 1st League (Reg.)22 4 9 13 12 -
2002-03 Lada (Togliatti) '87 Jr. League (Finals)5 0 4 4 8 -
2002-03 Team Russia '87 4 Nations Tourn. (Intl.)3 1 0 1 0 0
2002-03 Povolzhe Reg. '86 Reg. Tourn. (Intl.)5 3 0 3 4 -
2002-03 Povolzhe Reg. '87 Reg. Tourn. (Intl.)5 6 3 9 8 -
2002-03 Lada (Togliatti) 2 1st League (Reg.)9 4 1 5 2 +3
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