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Name: Sergei BobrovskyPhiladelphia Flyers (#0/2007 NHL Draft)

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Height: 188cm/6'2"
Weight: 83kg/182.6 lb
Position: Goalie
Shoots: Left
Born: 1988-09-28
Birthplace: Novokuznetsk, Russia

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10/20/2010 Sergei Bobrovsky: "Philadelphia is a great city"

Russian rookie Sergei Bobrovsky (Philadelphia Flyers) is surprising many with his play in the NHL for Philadelphia Flyers. In this interview with the press club of his former team, Metallurg Novokuznetsk, Bobrovsky talked about his new life in Philadelphia, about the sensations of the first game and about his mask.
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09/17/2010 Don't rule out Russian goalie making Flyers

National Hockey League (NHL) -  Arlington, Va. - The statistics are far from surprising. Last month, in a survey conducted on Philly.com, 75 percent of Flyers fans listed goaltending as their biggest area of concern for the upcoming season - not the forwards, defense, or even the usual suspects like management and coaching. Flyers fans have been clamoring for a goaltender since, well, Ron Hextall. Or even Pelle Lindbergh, who tragically passed away almost 25 years ago. Sergei Bobrovsky (Philadelphia Flyers), a 22-year-old Russian, is poised to be the next big name. (Philly.com article by Frank Saravalli) READ MORE
09/15/2010 Can Bobrovsky Make This Year's Flyers Roster?

National Hockey League (NHL) -  The scout was sitting at his desk at Flyers Skate Zone typing notes into his computer. A reporter turned to leave, when the scout said, “Hey, keep an eye on Bobrovsky. He has a chance to make this roster.” There’s a world of intrigue surrounding Russian goalie prospect Sergei Bobrovsky , who will turn 22 next week, at this Flyers rookie/prospect camp. Some years ago, the Flyers, then under Roger Neilson, went to Peterborough, and there was massive hype about whether cocky Jean-Marc Pelletier was the club’s goalie of the future. (CSN Philly article by Tim Panaccio) READ MORE
05/30/2010 Yuri Alexandrov signs with the Bruins
16/04/2010 Prospects make Russian National Team
03/25/2010 Philadelphia Flyers interested in E. Bodrov and goalie Bobrovsky
06/13/2008 Sergei Borovsky (2008 NHL Entry Draft)'s player profile has been updated
11/09/2007 Alexei Cherepanov scores as Russia downs Sweden 4-1
11/06/2007 U20 Team Russia's squad announced
10/01/2007 Round 7: Interesting game - Metallurg Nk vs. Torpedo Scouting Report
Scouting Evaluations:
2008 WJC semifinals: Russia surrenders to Sweden
2008 WJC semifinals: Russia surrenders to Sweden
Round 7: Interesting game - Metallurg Nk vs. Torpedo Scouting Report
Draft Rankings and Comments:
2008 NHL ENTRY DRAFT
Rank 1: #10
Rank 2: #11
Talent Analysis:

Scout 1: Plays a hybrid style…sometimes he stays too high in front of the crease, allowing too much space in the five-hole area…good in positioning…tends to deflect pucks instead of trying to block them…allows too many rebounds because of that…average at top with the stick, must improve his stickhandling…must improve his confidence in exiting from the crease…avoids to play the puck, prefers having defenders collecting it or to freeze the game for a faceoff…strong positioning in front of the net, faces the opposition in the right way…showed good personality for a youngster…tries to don’t use the glove but he is good with it when he decides to block a shot…very good on one-on-ones, combines good positioning and good athletic makeup…quick in post-to-post slides…recovers well and quickly from the ice…good sized, covers a good part of the net…not scared to break opposition combinations near the crease…
Scout 2: Bobrovsky is a hybrid goalie who prefers more of a butterfly down lower style than stand-up. The young netminder has above average reaction time and a slightly above average glove side. He has good lateral quickness in the crease, Bobrovsky has impressive quickness and he needs it since he does not take up as much of a net as even his U20 Team Russia teammate Gaiduchenko. The young goalie also tends to skate out far to challenge opponents, though he didn’t do this as much outside of Russian hockey when competing internationally. An average puckhandler, Bobrovsky rarely plays the puck outside the crease and tends to make safer and more conservative decisions with it. Another area that the young netminder does need to work on is his rebounding, as he tends to give up a lot of them and some dangerously close in front of him. It is impressive that he is capable of blocking some very difficult first shots, but he does himself and his team a disservice by leaving the rebound and allowing the opposing team second and third chances at the puck. Still, his competitiveness and ability to stop the first shot have been key to his success thus far in his career and he can learn proper rebound control if given more coaching opportunities. Maturity wise, the young 88 born netminder is probably one of the most mature young netminders currently playing in Russia. He took on a lot of responsibility last year and even though handled it very well, especially when backstopping Russia to the bronze medal at the U20 World Junior Championships. His ability to remain composed in difficult situations and remain competitive has been key to his success.

Back In Russia:

Sergei Bobrovsky is a product of the HC Metallurg (Novokuznetsk) hockey system. He has been the starting goalie for his age group’s club team throughout his career and has really come on strong as a starting goalie for the regional HC Sibir team. While one of hte top Siberian goalies, Bobrvosky really came on the scene as a promising proispect during the 2006-07 season when he made his Super League debut and performed well in the backup role for HC Metallurg (Nk.). This achievement made the national team coaching staff take notice and during the 2007-08 season the young prospect was invited to join Russia’s U20 team that competed in the Super Series against the Canadian teams . There, Bobrovsky was clearly Russia’s best goalie, perorming better than Semen Varlamov or Sergei Gaiduchenko. This and his strong play in the Russian Super League furhter elevated the netminder and similarly to Konstantin Barulin a few years ealrier, he capped off his ascention by earning the starting position for Team Russia at the U20 World Junior Championships. There Bobrovsky, while in some ways not playing as well as he did int he Super Series, still performed quite well, helping Russia earn the bronze medals.

NHL Outlook:

Sergei Bobrovsky is an interesting goaltending prospect. He is already two years older than a lot of players and those two years are quite important since he spent large parts of both in the Russian Super League competing against professional players. This combined with his U20 Team Russia experience makes him an attractive prospect. He deserves a shot to be drafted in the middle to latter rounds of the draft, but it would really have to be an NHL club whose scout was extremely impressed with the prospect and really pushes his candidature, since not many netminders get drafted out of Russia.

Statistics:
Season Club League GP W L T GAA GA min SV PIM
2007-08 U20 Team Russia (88) Canada Russia Super Series (Intl.) 2 0 2 0 3.50 7 120 NA 0
2007-08 U20 Team Russia (88) 4 Nations Tourn. (Intl.) 2 2 0 0 0.50 1 120 NA 0
2007-08 U20 Team Russia (88) U20 World Junior Championships (Intl.) 6 4 2 0 2.46 15 366 0.9185 0
2007-08 Metallurg (Novokuznetsk) Super League (Reg.) 0 NA
2005-06 Team Russia 88 5 Nations Tourn. (Intl.) 1 1 0 0 1.00 1 60 0.935 0
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