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Name: Evgeni DadonovCarolina Hurricanes (#71/2007 NHL Draft)

Rating: 79
Height: 179cm/5'10"
Weight: 76kg/167.2 lb
Position: Right Wing
Shoots: Left
Born: 1989-03-12
Birthplace: Chelyabinsk, Russia

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Maxim Goncharov (Phoenix Coyotes): I want to play for Phoenix (08/08/2009)
Evgeni Dadonov: I'm going to attend the development camp in Florida (05/01/2009)
Russian national team's training camp (03/28/2009)
Alexander Vasiliev back on track with Vityaz Chekhov (01/25/2009)
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National Hockey League (NHL) -  The Florida Panthers have traded forwards Evgeni Dadonov and A.J. Jenks to the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for forwards Jonathan Matsumoto and Mattias Lindstrom. (TSN article) READ MORE
10/31/2009 Web Site News: Evgeni Dadonov (Florida Panthers)'s profile updated

National Hockey League (NHL) -  We have updated Evgeni Dadonov (Florida Panthers)'s profile with content in the different sections and new stats. (Link to player's profile) READ MORE
07/15/2009 Andrei Nazarov replies to Dadonov's move to Florida.

National Hockey League (NHL) -  As we pointed out a couple of days ago, it looks like Evgeni Dadonov (Florida Panthers) signed an entry level deal with the Panthers despite a 2-yrs deal he was reported to sign less than two months ago. His coach in Traktor Andrei Nazarov commented the situation as it follows:

SKA and KHL fought for Joel Kwiatkowski, but all ended well as overseas they recognized his KHL contract. And a couple of days ago we were told that Florida wants to take away Evgeni Dadonov (Florida Panthers), who accordingly with KHL rules got a new 2-years contract. But it looks like Florida isn't worried.

What do you want to do now?

We might go to a law court. Or we could even ask Pavel Bure, who lives in Florida, to be our embassador and help us protecting our interests.

What, from your point of view, can be a realistic compensation for Dadonov?

We don't need a compensation, we need Dadonov. But if we speak about money, I'd say that with the current financial situation in the KHL our clubs, for a second-third rounder should obtain 500.000-1.000.000 dollars. With these money we can buy one or two good players.

Are you sure that Dadonov won't report on July 23rd, when Traktor's camp will start?

Opposite, I hope that in North America and his agent will change their mind. One year ago we let go Vyacheslav Voinov (Los Angeles Kings) who's now stuck in the AHL and stopped progressing. He doesn't understand how it works in America, if your trainer doesn't consider you, you won't get a chance and you'll be out from the team.

What would be your ideal ending?

We are ready to let Dadonov go, but only in 2 years, when his contract will run out. Or also, we can agree on a similar way as Washington with Varlamov, who was signed, but he kept on playing for Lokomotiv. Such an agreement would be good for both sides.
07/13/2009 Dadonov on the move?
07/07/2009 Evgeni Dadonov (Florida Panthers) not yet ready
06/06/2009 Evgeni Dadonov (Florida Panthers) skating in the development camp
05/30/2009 Evgeni Dadonov (Florida Panthers) signs a new deal with Traktor Chelyabinsk
04/13/2009 Second match in Austria, prospects shine
04/01/2009 CSKA Moscow interested in Evgeni Dadonov (Florida Panthers)
03/28/2009 Russian national team's training camp
01/25/2009 Alexander Vasiliev back on track with Vityaz Chekhov
12/15/2008 ADT Canada-Russia Challenge Game 5 - WHL Selects trash Team Russia
08/29/2008 Evgeni Dadonov (Florida Panthers) scores a double, Russia wins over Sweden
11/09/2007 Alexei Cherepanov scores as Russia downs Sweden 4-1
11/06/2007 U20 Team Russia's squad announced
10/07/2007 Evgeni Dadonov (Florida Panthers): Hockey is for real men
07/03/2007 Evgeni Dadonov (Florida Panthers) intrigues the Florida Panthers staff
06/27/2007 Draft shocker - only 9 Russians selected in 2007
06/24/2007 Russia announces preliminary U20 roster 1972 anniversary tournament
03/16/2007 Scouting report added to Evgeny Dadonov (2007 NHL Entry Draft) 's player profile
Scouting Evaluations:
ADT Canada-Russia Challenge Game 3 report - Russia faces OHL Selects
ADT Canada-Russia Challenge Game 2 report - Russia powers over QJMHL
Evgeni Dadonov (Florida Panthers) shines in 4-nations tournament
2008 WJC: Russia tops Swiss in an opaque performance with a thrilling final
2008 WJC: Russia edges Finland 7-4 in WJC opener
Draft Rankings and Comments:
Rank 1: #19
Rank 2: #14
Rank 3: #15
Talent Analysis:
Scout 1: a solid skater with above-average acceleration...can dance around the opponents thanks to his agility...solid first-step quickness...uses an effective stride and takes advantage of multiple gears...okay top-end speed...should add more bulk to his lower-body and keep his feet moving all the time...crafty stickhandling skills...capable of nifty deflections...doesn't show trouble with corralling difficult passes but tends to loose possession of the puck in heavy traffic...can deke the opposing players but lacks strength to run them over in okay passer with accurate short-distance feeds...doesn't have the vision for quick long passes...prefers passing to shooting...possesses a decent array of shots...releases a fast snap shot...uses the defensemen as a screen well...slap shot should be harder...should use the slapper more often and drive the net harder...only adequate in-close finishing skills...does not back down from occasionally mucking for the pucks...performs in the opposing slot and looks for rebounds...should hit more often and throw harder hits... returns back quickly but is no defensive specialist...spots his man quickly and can be an effective but tends to take the odd shifts off in his defensive awareness.
Back In Russia:
A graduated of the productive Traktor hockey school in Chelyabinsk, Evgeny started making a name for himself in the 04-05 season when he was called for the first time into Russia-89 national team while starring with Traktor's junior team. He had quick, significant progresses that led him to get a spot with Traktor's main team in 06/07, the same season in which he has been drafted by the Florida Panthers in the third round. Two years later, after two very good seasons with Traktor's senior team and two participation to the WJC, he has been signed to an entry level contract by his NHL team and he started the season in their AHL affiliates.
NHL Outlook:
After his strong RSL and KHL play he has been signed to an ELC by the Florida Panthers and he started the 09-10 season with the Rochester Americans of the AHL. He has had not a bright start, but once he has finished his adaptation period things will surely go better for him as he has all what it takes to play in a scoring line even in the more demanding North American hockey.
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM +/-
2008-09 U20 Team Russia (89) U20 WJC (Intl.)7 2 5 7 2 +6
2008-09 U20 Team Russia (90) 4 nations Tourn. (Reg.)3 4 3 7 0 +4
2008-09 Traktor (Chelyabinsk) KHL (Reg.)40 11 4 15 8 2
2008-09 Traktor (Chelyabinsk) KHL (Playoffs)3 0 0 0 2 0
2007-08 U20 Team Russia (88) Canada Russia Super Series (Intl.)4 0 1 1 0 0
2007-08 Traktor (Chelyabinsk) Super League (Playoffs)2 0 0 0 0
2007-08 U20 Team Russia (88) 4 Nations Tourn. (Intl.)3 1 2 3 4 -
2007-08 U20 Team Russia (88) U20 World Junior Championships (Reg.)7 0 0 0 4 -1
2007-08 Traktor (Chelyabinsk) Super League (Reg.)43 7 13 20 20 3
2006-07 U18 Team Russia (89) 5 Nations Tourn. (Czech) (Intl.)4 1 2 3 4 -1
2006-07 U18 Team Russia (89) U18 Intl. Tourn. (Can.) (89) (Intl.)5 3 2 5 4 -
2006-07 Traktor (Chelyabinsk) 2 1st League (Russia 3) (Reg.)4 2 0 2 14 -
2006-07 Traktor (Chelyabinsk) Super League (Reg.)24 1 1 2 8 -6
2006-07 U18 Team Russia (89) U18 WJC (Intl.)7 2 2 4 2 +1
2006-07 U18 Team Russia (89) Intl. Tourn. (Intl.)4 4 2 6 0 +5
2006-07 Traktor (Chelyabinsk) 90 Jr. League (Reg.)10 12 18 30 24
2005-06 Team Russia 89 5 Nations Tourn. (Intl.)4 4 2 6 0 +5
2005-06 Traktor (Chelyabinsk) 89 Jr. League (Finals)7 6 2 8 4 -
2005-06 Team Russia 89 4 Nations Tourn. (Intl.)3 1 1 2 0 +2
2005-06 Team Ural 89 Reg. Tourn. (Intl.)5 1 3 4 0 -
2005-06 Traktor (Chelyabinsk) 2 1st League (Russia 3) (Reg.)12 1 4 5 2 -
2005-06 Traktor (Chelyabinsk) 89 Jr. League (Reg.)26 30 28 58 14 -
2004-05 Team Russia 89 4 Nations Tourn. (Intl.)3 0 2 2 2 -
2004-05 Team Ural 89 Reg. Tourn. (Intl.)3 0 6 6 0 -
2004-05 Traktor (Chelyabinsk) 89 Jr. League (Reg.)22 29 18 47 34 -
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