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Name: Vadim Golubtsov (#0/2006 NHL Draft)

Height: 183cm/6'0"
Weight: 80kg/176.0 lb
Position: Right Wing
Shoots: Left
Born: 1988-01-02
Birthplace: Lipetsk, Russia

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ADT Canada-Russia Challenge Game 6 report - Russia loses to WHL Selects (12/19/2008)
Viktor Tikhonov: I want to play in the NHL as soon as possible (03/27/2008)
Vadim Golubtsov shift by shift scouting analysis (03/08/2008)
Bronze Medal Game: Russia crashes USA and grabs the third place (01/24/2008)
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02/05/2008 2008 NHL Entry Draft RP Rankings Released!

We have released our January rankings of young Russian prospects for the upcoming 2008 NHL Entry Draft. Not surprisingly Nikita Filatov leads the group after a stellar U20 World Junior Championships performance. Vyacheslav Voinov is another strong prospect who is second in line. Overage prospect Viktor Tikhonov is also positioned very high at #5 after his great performance at the U20 WJC. A few names from the previous drafts are also present, including Vitali Karamnov , Vadim Golubtsov , and Alexander Ryabev , who were all deserving of being drafted last year and have been performing relatively well this season. READ MORE
12/02/2007 Team Russia vs. Quebec Selects Detailed Scouting Report and Analysis

U20 ADT Canada Russia Challenge -  After the convincing win in the first game, Russia got a shootout loss in the second match against the Quebec Selects, who were led by Bernier, Marchant and Giroux, players who already dominated the September’s Super Series. This time the starting goaltender was Sergei Gaiduchenko (Florida Panthers) instead of Stanislav Galimov , who played quite well in the first game even if he let in four pucks. Detailed scouting analysis of the Russian players, including Vadim Golubtsov , Alexander Vasyunov (New Jersey Devils) and Sergei Gaiduchenko (Florida Panthers). READ MORE
11/29/2007 Russians romp to ADT Challenge win

U20 ADT Canada Russia Challenge -  Vadim Golubtsov scored two goals, including a powerplay marker in the third period to lead the Russian Selects to a 5-1 win over the Western Hockey league in Game 5 of the ADT Canada-Russia Challenge in Cranbrook, B.C. on Wednesday. Dmitry Sayustov opened the scoring midway through the first period with Golubtsov and Alexander Polukhin also counting before the first period was over. READ MORE
11/27/2007 OHL claims second Canada-Russia win
11/23/2007 Russia vs. QMJHL All Stars Game 2 - 2:3 (Box Score)
11/06/2007 U20 Team Russia's squad announced
06/24/2007 Russia announces preliminary U20 roster 1972 anniversary tournament
06/02/2006 Draft ranking comments added for Ilya Kablukov, Vadim Golubtsov, and Kiril Tulupov
05/28/2006 Web Site News: Vadim Golubtsov's (2006 NHL Entry Draft) profile added!
05/13/2006 Team Russia Player Detailed Scouting Evaluations
05/10/2006 Our players lacked leadership (Interview with head coach Fedor Kanareykin)
04/28/2006 Russian Player Performance Evaluations Part 6: Vadim Golubtsov, Sergei Zachupeyko, Ruslan Bashkirov
Scouting Evaluations:
Vadim Golubtsov shift by shift scouting analysis
Bronze Medal Game: Russia crashes USA and grabs the third place
2008 WJC: Russia tops Swiss in an opaque performance with a thrilling final
2008 WJC: Russia edges Finland 7-4 in WJC opener
Team Russia vs. WHL Selects Game 5 Detailed Scouting Report and Analysis
Team Russia vs. Quebec Selects Detailed Scouting Report and Analysis
U18 Four Nations Tournament (Nov. 2005) - Russian Player Performance Evaluations Part 6: Vadim Golubtsov, Sergei Zachupeyko, Ruslan Bashkirov
U18 Team Russia Player Detailed Scouting Evaluations
Draft Rankings and Comments:
Rank 2: #34
Rank 3: #21 Ranking Comments:Golubtsov delivered a solid performance at the U18 WJC. The young forward has good character, but is unfortunately is not naturally gifted, though he possesses a strong work ethic and has developed significantly due his own drive. He has also become one of the Team Russia coach's trusted players, with the coach spending individual time with Golubtsov. Still, despite his significant development this season, Golubtsov's upside is not very high, but like Nikolai Kulemin, he can develop into a reliable checking line, working forward.
Rank 1: #24
Rank 2: #23
Talent Analysis:
Scout 1: a quick skater with a fluid stride...keeps his feet moving...solid acceleration and agility...okay top-end speed which can burn defenders...likes to sneak into breakaway chances...crafty stickhandler with an above-average puck-control...uses both sides of the stick blade...can succeed in one-on-one situations...solid backhand passes...unleashes an accurate wrist shot with a quick release...solid snap shot...should use his slap shot to a bigger extent...adequate vision, but tends to take downs in his creativity...prone to occasional erratic passes...isn't a significant force in heavy traffic thanks to his modest frame but doesn't play afraid...willing to head into the slot...his speed enables him to return to his own zone in time, but needs to play in position better...should limit the options of the opponent more conscientiously.
Scout 2: a technically sound skater with an above average acceleration...average sized and not naturally physically gifted...possesses a very strong work ethic and is a very coachable player...average puckhandling hard against the boards and can be effective despite being of average size...needs to improve his passing skills, though already above average, just could be more consistent and precise...not a start forward, but a hard working supporting cast center every team must have in the lineup.
Back In Russia:
Vadim Golubtsov was born in Liteptsk, Russia and started playing hockey in this town’s local hockey school. He signed with Super League club Lada during the summer of 2005 and the move has helped his career significantly, as the young forward now received enough exposure to make Russia’s U18 national squad and even made his Super League with Lada due to the club’s poor financial situation.
NHL Outlook:
Vadim Golubtsov is eligible for the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. The young center is a hard working player who has achieved a lot in his short career through effort and development. However, despite possessing a strong work ethic, Golubtsov’s raw upside is not as high as that of other more naturally talented prospects. However, will is hard to instill in a player and Golubtsov does have that wild card quality. The young prospect’s lack of offensive production is a concern and this is likely one of the main question marks on his draft stock. An NHL club may take a chance on him in the seventh round, as Golubtsov has proven his ability to develop and improve after a season in the Super League.
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM +/-
2007-08 U20 Team Russia (88) 4 Nations Tourn. (Intl.)3 3 2 5 4 +5
2007-08 U20 Team Russia (88) 4 Nations Tourn. (Intl.)3 1 2 3 0 -
2007-08 U20 Team Russia (88) U20 World Junior Championships (Reg.)7 1 2 3 2 -2
2005-06 Lada (Togliatti) 88 1st League (Russia 3) (Reg.)0 0 0 0 0 -
2005-06 Lada (Togliatti) Continental Cup 3 0 1 1 2 -1
2005-06 CSK VVS (Samara) High League (Russia 2) (Reg.)11 3 2 5 4 +2
2005-06 Lada (Togliatti) Super League (Playoffs)7 0 0 0 4 +1
2005-06 Lada (Togliatti) Super League (Reg.)23 1 0 1 10 -3
2005-06 Team Russia 88 5 Nations Tourn. (Intl.)4 0 0 0 4 0
2005-06 U18 Team Russia (88) U18 WJC (Intl.)4 0 1 1 6 -1
2005-06 U18 Team Russia (88) 4 Nations Tourn. (Intl.)3 0 1 1 2 -1
2004-05 HC Lipetsk 2 1st League (Russia 3) (Reg.)0 0 0 0 0 -
2004-05 Team Center (88) Regional Tourn. (Intl.)5 1 2 3 0 -
2003-04 HC Lipetsk 2 1st League (Russia 3) (Reg.)37 5 5 10 6 -
2003-04 Team Center 88 Regional Tourn. (Intl.)5 0 1 1 0 -
2003-04 HC Lipetsk 87 Jr. League (Finals)4 3 0 3 6 -
2003-04 Lokomotiv (Yaroslavl) 88 Jr. League (Finals)6 0 0 0 0 -
2002-03 Dizelist (Penza) 88 Jr. League (Playoffs)6 3 2 5 12 -
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