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Name: Anton KrysanovPhoenix Coyotes (#148/2005 NHL Draft)

Rating: 78
Height: 192cm/6'4"
Weight: 82kg/180.4 lb
Position: Center
Shoots: Left
Born: 1987-03-25
Birthplace: Togliatti, Russia

Game Worn Jerseys:
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Scout evaluation: Alexander Avtsin (Montreal Canadiens) (10/17/2009)
Lada Togliatti beats Ak Bars in Kazan (02/19/2009)
KHL Round 9 - Lada vs. Metallurg Mg Detailed Scouting Report (09/23/2008)
Round 12 Lada vs. Avangard Scouting Analysis (10/13/2007)
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16/04/2010 Prospects make Russian National Team

Sr. World Championships -  Many prospects made the roster for the two friendly matches Team Russia will play in Italy on April 23rd and 24th. Vasily Koshechkin (Tampa Bay Lightning), Anton Khudobin (Minnesota Wild) and Sergei Bobrovsky are the goalies, with Khudobin most likely as starter. On the blue line Dmitry Kulikov (Florida Panthers) will make his first appearence, and will be joined by Vitaly Atyushov, Konstantin Korneev (Montreal Canadiens), Denis Kulyash (Nashville Predators), Evgeny Biryukov, Denis Denisov (Buffalo Sabres), Dmitri Vorobiev (Toronto Maple Leafs), Evgeny Ryasensky and Nikolai Belov. The forwards corps will be led by NHLers Maxim Afinogenov (Buffalo Sabres), Evgeny Artyukhin (Atlanta Thrashers), Artem Anisimov (New York Rangers) and Nikolai Kulemin (Toronto Maple Leafs). First call for Vladimir Tarasenko and Nikita Filatov (Columbus Blue Jackets). Other players are Konstantin Gorovikov, Denis Parshin (Colorado Avalanche), Maxim Rybin , Evgeny Skachkov (St. Louis Blues), Anton Krysanov (Phoenix Coyotes), Mikhail Varnakov , Alexander Svitov (Columbus Blue Jackets) and Oleg Saprykin (Ottawa Senators).
06/22/2009 Anton Krysanov (Phoenix Coyotes) traded to Dynamo Moscow

Continental Hockey League (KHL) -  The young center Anton Krysanov (Phoenix Coyotes) has just been traded from his home team Lada Togliatti to Dynamo Moscow. For Krysanov it will be a great chance to prove himself in a top club. In the 08-09 season Anton scored nineteen points in forty-seven regular season matches. In the playoffs he played well in the first round against CSKA, where Lada surrended only after five matches. He had three assists in the series. His deal with the Moscow team is for one year only. READ MORE
02/19/2009 Lada Togliatti beats Ak Bars in Kazan

Continental Hockey League (KHL) -  After a hard fought, low scoring match, Lada conquered a shoot out victory against Ak Bars in Kazan's Tatneft arena. In a match full of ex players in both sides, Fredrik Norrena and Vasily Koshechkin (Tampa Bay Lightning) defended the creases being very effective in their guards as they managed to allow only two goals in the whole contest. Many other prospects played in this game, including Anton Krysanov (Phoenix Coyotes) and 2009 eligible Sergei Andronov. (Game report by Alessandro Seren Rosso exclusively for READ MORE
09/23/2008 KHL Round 9 - Lada vs. Metallurg Mg Detailed Scouting Report
08/11/2008 New scouting report added to Anton Krysanov (Phoenix Coyotes)'s profile
03/19/2008 3 prospects invited to Team Russia's training camp
10/18/2007 Round 17: HC Ak Bars and Sergei Zinovjev (Boston Bruins) wake up
10/14/2007 Round 12 Scouting Report: Avangard vs. Lada
02/20/2006 Anton Krysanov's (Phoenix Coyotes) profile has been released from Premium Content
Scouting Evaluations:
Scout evaluation: Alexander Avtsin (Montreal Canadiens)
Lada Togliatti beats Ak Bars in Kazan
KHL Round 9 - Lada vs. Metallurg Mg Detailed Scouting Report
Round 12 Lada vs. Avangard Scouting Analysis
Anton Krysanov adjustiing to the Super League (scouting report)
2004 U18 Junior World Cup Evaluation - 3rd Line (Bumagin - Krysanov - Lesnukhin)
Draft Rankings and Comments:
Rank 1: #15
Rank 2: #15
Rank 3: #16 Ranking Comments:Did not impress during the U18 World Cup last August, but definitely has the skills to quickly move up in rankings. Along with Bumagin, he should be accompanying Lada Togliatti during November's regular season break. We will see if he responds to the challenge.
Rank 4: #11
Talent Analysis:
2007-08 Update: A playmaking center with an excellent vision of the ice...good skater, agile, but not overly quick...uses his speed to get back on defense, where he is about average at this point...finesse player, relies mostly on his technique...slim body, needs to build up if he wants to play overseas despite his seemingly good size on paper...however, he is still massive, standing at 90 kilo he's not too hurt by physical play and can play in traffic, but doesn't throw the body and doesn't play aggressively...makes things happen with his excellent passing game and his above average reading of the game...can feed players on the ice with his accurate passes...knows how to send the puck to another player no matter the distance from him...tries always to be creative...good stickhandler, never tries to overdo it...has improved his finishing in the last season where he scored nine underrated player who has certainly the technique the play at the next level, but has to improve like many other young Russian players on defense and physicality
Scout 1: Posesses solid balance on his feet...registered a progress in his skating skills as he now shows a more fluid stride and solid acceleration for a big man...needs to improve his agility...good defensive awareness and a knack for blocking the passing lanes of the opposition...possesses decent puck handling skills, but still could use better hands... an above-average vision of the ice...a very smart passer who passes the puck through holes unseen by others...a welcomed asset to both power play and penalty killing units...plays with solid toughness, but his mean streak isn't evident all the time.
Scout 2: Two-way forward...possesses good playmaking ability...has good vision, handles the puck well and has very accurate passes... good at face-offs too...over the summer, improved his skating from average to above average...still needs to work on his first step quickness, agility and balance...does not shoot the puck often but when he does, his shot is not very accurate.
Scout 3: A multidimensional player who can shoot and pass the puck...shares the puck with his linemates and doesn’t over handle it...average technically...plays well defensively...doesn’t play physical hockey, instead tying his opponents down...needs to improve positionally, as he sometimes seems to get lost...doesn’t really stand out in any other category except his impressive size.
Back In Russia:
Anton Krysanov is the product of Lada (Togliatti) hockey school. Known for his size, Krysanov made his debut on Lada’s junior far club at the age of 16 during the 2002-03 season. The young forward also managed to skate on both ’86 and ’87 Team Volga squads at the annual Russian junior regional tournament. He was one of the key contributors on the ’87 squad, but was held to marginal fourth line duties on the ’86 team. Krysanov made his Super League (Russia 1) debut in December 2004, when he was called up to the main squad after several of Lada’s forwards fell to injuries. The young center has been a member of Russia’s ’87 squad since it’s inception, but for the most part has been held to a marginal role on the team. He spent the entire 2003-04 season on the squad’s fourth line, but has been primarily skating on the third line during the 2004-05 season. Krysanov has developed an effective tandem with another Lada hockey school graduate Alexander Bumagin, and the two forwards skate together on both Lada 2 and Team Russia squads. Please refer to the "Scouting Evaluations" section to find out more regarding Krysanov’s performance at various international tournaments.
NHL Outlook:
Anton Krysanov is eligible for the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. The young forward’s impressive size makes him an attractive option for NHL scouts. He has also been working on his skating, which has noticeably improved since the 2003-04 season. However, Krysanov will have to raise his game to a new level for scouts to truly consider him to have NHL potential. He is on the right track, but his overall skill level, skating and shot all have to improve.
RP Projection: Late third or fourth round
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM +/-
2008-09 Lada (Togliatti) KHL (Reg.)46 8 11 19 14 -1
2007-08 Lada (Togliatti) Super League (Playoffs)4 0 1 1 0 -3
2007-08 Lada (Togliatti) Super League (Reg.)54 9 11 20 22 -16
2006-07 U20 Team Russia (87) U20 IIHF WJC (Intl.)6 0 3 3 0 +1
2006-07 Lada (Togliatti) Super League (Reg.)47 1 15 16 14 -5
2005-06 U20 Team Russia (87) U20 Big Prize Tourn. (Intl.)5 1 3 4 8 +2
2005-06 Lada (Togliatti) Super League (Playoffs)8 0 0 0 2 -3
2005-06 Lada (Togliatti) Super League (Reg.)46 3 3 6 24 2
2005-06 U20 Team Russia 4 Nations Tourn. (Intl.)3 0 0 0 4 -2
2004-05 U18 Team Russia U18 WJC (Intl.)4 0 2 2 2 -2
2004-05 Lada (Togliatti) Super League (Reg.)15 1 0 1 2 -1
2004-05 Lada (Togliatti) Super League (Reg.)2 0 0 0 0 -
2004-05 Lada 2 (Togliatti) 1st League (Reg.)0 0 0 0 0 -
2004-05 U18 Team Russia U18 World Cup (Intl.)4 0 1 1 24 -
2004-05 U18 Team Russia 4 Nations Tourn. (Intl.)3 3 0 3 0 +3
2003-04 Team Russia '87 4 Nations Tourn. (Intl.)3 1 4 5 0 +5
2003-04 Team Russia '87 4 Nations Tourn. (Intl.)3 0 0 0 0 +2
2003-04 Lada 2 (Togliatti) 2 1st League (Reg.)18 2 3 5 2 -
2002-03 Lada '87 (Togliatti) '87 Jr. League (Finals)5 1 3 4 8 -
2002-03 Team Volga '86 Reg. Tourn. (Intl.)5 0 0 0 0 -
2002-03 Team Volga '87 Reg. Tourn. (Intl.)5 4 1 5 2 -
2002-03 Lada 2 (Togliatty) 1st League (Reg.)9 1 3 4 2 +2
2004-05 U18 Team Russia 5 Nations Tournament (Reg.)4 0 0 0 4 0
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