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Name: Igor MakarovChicago Blackhawks (#33/2006 NHL Draft)

Rating: 81
Height: 184cm/6'0"
Weight: 82kg/180.4 lb
Position: Right Wing
Shoots: Left
Born: 1987-09-19
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

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Maxim Goncharov (Phoenix Coyotes): I want to play for Phoenix (08/08/2009)
Russian national team's training camp (03/28/2009)
July 2008 Wrapup - Russian Prospects Pay a Visit to NHL Clubs (08/09/2008)
Igor Makarov: I am not playing because of my father (09/23/2007)
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04/13/2009 Second match in Austria, prospects shine

World Championships -  In the second match team Russia played in Austria against the local National team, head coach Vyacheslav Bykov decided to give more room to the youngsters. If in the first match Evgeni Dadonov (Florida Panthers) and Igor Makarov (Chicago Blackhawks) were left out from the lineup, friday they played a nice role on the team and replied with great perfomances, with the other youngsters who were dressed in the first match, Maxim Goncharov (Phoenix Coyotes) and Andrei Zubarev (Atlanta Thrashers). Also Konstantin Korneev (Montreal Canadiens) was part of the match, but he's a regular with team Russia for the last three years.

It was Maxim Goncharov (Phoenix Coyotes) the one who had the honor of opening the dancing with a big slapshot after a won faceoff in the offensive zone. Maxim Kondratiev (Anaheim Mighty Ducks) made it 2-0 with another big time slapper in the dying seconds for the first period.

After two minutes of the middle period Igor Makarov (Chicago Blackhawks) deflected in a great centering pass by Evgeni Dadonov (Florida Panthers) from the right circle. Three minutes later Andrei Zubarev (Atlanta Thrashers), with a nice top shelf wristshot, finalized a great, quick combination in the offensive zone that seen the puck travelling from Radulov, to Gorovikov and to Atlant's player very quickly

And it was again Zubarev who, with a great breakout pass from the own zone launched Radulov on a quick counter attack free to score the 5-0 goal.

Prospect shined again after goals coming from Maxim Rybin (assisted by Konstantin Korneev (Montreal Canadiens)) and Denis Kulyash (Nashville Predators), Evgeni Dadonov (Florida Panthers) scored Russia's eigth goal, deflecting in a slap shot by Vitaliy Atyushov (Ottawa Senators), who was assisted by Andrei Zubarev (Atlanta Thrashers).

Russia's next commitment will be the Euro Hockey Tour last stage in the Czech Republic.
08/09/2008 July 2008 Wrapup - Russian Prospects Pay a Visit to NHL Clubs
06/28/2008 Igor Makarov (Chicago Blackhawks) invited to Chicago’s camp

CHICAGO – Forward Igor Makarov (Chicago Blackhawks) has been invited by his NHL franchise to participate at the next Development Camp that will be held starting from July 7th at the Edge Ice Arena in Bensenville, Illinois. Igor will face strength and conditioning testing in the first day and then on and off-ice workouts and scrimmages till July 11th. He already has cleared that he intends to play with Chicago in the 2008/09 season so he will work hard to get a contract.
06/06/2008 Igor Makarov (Chicago Blackhawks) to try his fortunue in North America
10/16/2007 Vyacheslav Bykov announces Team Russia roster for Karjala Cup
10/16/2007 Vyacheslav Bykov announces Team Russia roster for Karjala Cup
09/23/2007 Igor Makarov (Chicago Blackhawks): I'm not playing because of my father
01/17/2007 Round 42 - Koshechkin (Tampa Bay) shuts down opponents again
01/11/2007 Igor Makarov's (Chicago Blackhawks) profile made public, new scouting report added!
12/25/2006 U20 Russian squad’s lineup related notes
12/15/2006 U20 Team Russia
03/26/2006 Premium: 2nd scouting report added to Igor Makarpv's (2006 NHL Entry Draft) profile
01/26/2006 Premium: Igor Makarov's (2006 NHL Entry Draft) profile has been added
06/29/2005 10 Russians, including Anton Khudobin (Minnesota Wild) selected in the CHL Import Draft
Scouting Evaluations:
2004 U18 Junior World Cup Evaluation - 2nd Line (Makarov - Kucheryavenko - Grankin)
Draft Rankings and Comments:
Rank 1: #11
Rank 2: #13 Ranking Comments:Probably one of the bigger disappointments over the past couple of months. Apparently, there is now a rift between Makarov and the Soviet Wings head coach, which resulted in the young forward's relegation to the junior farm club in the first league (Russia 3). With Soviet Wings 2, Makarov has stopped trying and has visibly become disinterested in playing hockey. His needs to find his motivation quick, as that was one of his most attractive qualities, since he did not blow anyone away in any category beyond his aggressiveness, quickness and motivation.
Rank 3: #9 Ranking Comments:Igor Makarov did not have an even season, but he finished strong in the High League (Russia 2) playoffs with the Soviet Wings. The young prospect entered the season with hefty expectations after leading Russia in scoring at the 2005 U18 WJC, but he failed to build on his success by struggling with the Soviet Wings and missing the cut for the U20 WJC squad this past December. The strong end season run has raised Makarov's stock once again. A speedy forward who is not afraid of traffic, Makarov would make a capable 2nd liner. However, the young prospect does need to come to play on every shift at any level - something that got him into trouble with the Soviet Wings coaching staff early in the season when he did not perform at the High League level and did not take his demotion very well.
Talent Analysis:
Nov 2006 Update (U20 4 Nations Tournament
Back In Russia:
Igor Makarov was born in Moscow and is a product of the Krilia Sovetov (Soviet Wings) hockey school. While consistently one of the best 87 born forwards in the Soviet Wings system, the young forward came into his own during the 2004-05 season, his first full season since transferring from his 1987 born class squad to the Soviet Wings junior farm team, Soviet Wings 2. There he proved his worth as an offensive threat and earned notice by the coaches of Russia’s 87 born U18 squad. Despite being a late 87 player and skating in the 1st League (Russia 3), Makarov earned an invite to Russia’s 87 born national team. While Makarov did not "wow" anyone with his performance at the warm-up tournaments leading up to the U18 World Junior Championships, Makarov’s versatility and energy earned him a spot at the U18 WJC. There, Makarov faced his best competition yet and really came into his own, becoming one of the bright spot on otherwise mostly sub-par Russian national squad. Makarov’s five goals lead all of Russians in scoring. His performance at the U18 WJC also put him as one of the early locks for Russia’s 1986 born U20 squad during the beginning of the 2005-06 season. Unfortunately, Makarov, along with the rest of the Russian squad, was not able to impress during the 4 Nations Tournament in Finland, where Russia finished dead last after losing all three of its games. The young forward did show his versatility and ability to play in traffic during his stint on the sub-par Team Russia squad that was sent to the ADT Canada Russia challenge, but his performance there was good enough to earn him a training camp spot for Russia’s U20 squad that was preparing for December’s U20 WJC. However, Makarov was one of Russia’s last cuts and did not represent his country at the tournament. In addition to his international experiences, Makarov spent his first season with the Soviet Wings in the High League (Russia 2) during the 2005-06 season. His debut was not as successful as that of his 1986 born predecessors Roman Voloshenko (Minnesota Wild) or Mikhail Yunkov (Washington Capitals), but still managed to stick with the squad for most of the season and receive significant ice time.
NHL Outlook:
Igor Makarov is eligible for the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. The young forward possesses a great combination of speed, versatility and energy, but he does lack size and not making the 86 born U20 squad in his draft year also did not bode well for him, even though it was a year too early for him. Still, Makarov impressed at the 2005 U18 WJC and at the ADT Canada-Russia Challenge, so he will be selected in the draft. If the NHL and the Russian Super League sign an agreement, Makarov will be a third or fourth round selection. Another factor that comes into play is that Makarov was selected by the Victoriaville Tigres in the 2005 CHL Import Draft, so even if an agreement is not signed, his arrival in the Canadian juniors would alleviate any NHL club concerns. If Makarov decides to remain in Russia and no transfer agreement is signed, considering his international exposure, he will likely still be selected no later than in the fifth round.
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM +/-
2008-09 SKA (St. Petersburg) KHL (Reg.)42 9 8 17 61 0
2007-08 SKA (St. Petersburg) Super League (Playoffs)9 2 1 3 35 3
2007-08 SKA (St. Petersburg) Super League (Reg.)50 4 12 16 26 2
2006-07 U20 Team Russia (87) U20 IIHF WJC (Intl.)6 2 4 6 2 +5
2006-07 SKA (St. Petersburg) Super League (Reg.)48 7 2 9 47 -4
2006-07 U20 Team Russia (87) 4 Nations Tourn. (Sweden) (Intl.)3 0 1 1 6 -1
2005-06 Soviet Wings (Moscow) High League (Playoffs)12 3 4 7 16 3
2005-06 Soviet Wings (Moscow) High League (Reg.)35 9 7 16 20 5
2005-06 U20 Team Russia 4 Nations Tourn. (Intl.)3 0 0 0 0 -2
2004-05 Soviet Wings 2 Soviet Wings (Russia 3) (Reg.)38 13 15 28 44 -
2004-05 U18 Team Russia U18 WJC (Intl.)4 4 0 4 0 -1
2004-05 Soviet Wings (Moscow) High League (Playoffs)1 0 0 0 0 +1
2004-05 Soviet Wings (Moscow) High League (Reg.)6 2 2 4 4 -2
2004-05 U18 Team Russia 4 Nations Tourn. (Intl.)3 0 1 1 4 +2
2004-05 U18 Team Russia U18 World Cup (Intl.)4 0 2 2 27 -
2003-04 Soviet Wings 87 Jr. League (Finals)6 0 1 1 8 -
2003-04 Team Moscow 87 Regional Tourn. 5 1 3 4 2 -
2003-04 Soviet Wings 2 1st League (Reg.)1 0 0 0 0 -
2002-03 Soviet Wings 87 Jr. League (Finals)7 2 3 5 12 -
2002-03 Team Moscow 87 Regional Tourn. 4 2 0 2 0 -
2004-05 U18 Team Russia 5 Nations Tournament (Reg.)4 1 0 1 4 -1
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