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Name: Vyacheslav VoinovLos Angeles Kings (#32/2008 NHL Draft)

Rating: 84
Height: 181cm/5'11"
Weight: 80kg/176.0 lb
Position: Defenseman
Shoots: Left
Born: 1990-01-15
Birthplace: Chelyabinsk, Russia

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Final WJC roster released (18/12/2009)
Summer interview with Vyacheslav Voinov (Los Angeles Kings) (09/30/2009)
WJC Orientation camp (08/09/2009) seasonal awards! (05/08/2009)
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12/16/2009 Sergei Ostapchuk not to play at WJC

U20 World Junior Championships -  After Evgeny Grachev and Vyacheslav Voinov (Los Angeles Kings), also Belarussian-born Sergei Ostapchuk has been left out of the WJC team, this time by the IIHF itself. This has been announced today directly by the National Junior team head coach Vladimir Plyuschev. Ostapchuk is the fifth player from the preliminary long list who won't skate at the WJC as we have to count also the injuries of Andrei Loktionov (Los Angeles Kings) and Alexander Zalivin. On the bright side, today the team has been joined by Anton Klementyev (New York Islanders).
11/15/2009 Q&A with Vyacheslav Voinov (Los Angeles Kings)

National Hockey League (NHL) -  Taken by the Los Angeles Kings in the second round of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, Chelyabinsk, Russia native Vyacheslav Voinov (Los Angeles Kings) is in his second year in North America, playing for the Manchester Monarchs of the AHL. An experienced player for his 19 years, Voinov played two full Russian Super League seasons and took part in three World Junior Champioinships. So far this season with Manchester, he has four goals and seven points in 16 games, and is the top-scoring defenseman on the team as well as the youngest. He has not yet gotten an NHL call-up and this is something that the young blueliner isn’t enjoying much, since he left Russia with only one aim –- to play in the NHL. (Hockey's Future article by Alessandro Seren Rosso) READ MORE
09/30/2009 Summer interview with Vyacheslav Voinov (Los Angeles Kings)

National Hockey League (NHL) -  In this interview Russian defenseman Vyacheslav Voinov (Los Angeles Kings) talked about his 2008-09 season, about his life in America, about the AHL and about his future plans. ( interview by Saur Masharipov translated by Eugene L.) READ MORE
09/21/2009 NHL Training camps: Andrei Loktionov (Los Angeles Kings), Vyacheslav Voinov (Los Angeles Kings) and Vyacheslav Trukhno (Edmonton Oilers) assigned to AHL teams
08/09/2009 WJC Orientation camp
07/15/2009 Andrei Nazarov replies to Dadonov's move to Florida.
07/13/2009 Andrei Loktionov and Vyacheslav Voinov (Los Angeles Kings) skated in the Kings' development camp
05/25/2009 Andrei Loktionov (Los Angeles Kings) wins the CHL Memorial Cup
01/03/2009 WJC 2009: Russia gets to the semi-finals
10/25/2008 Vyacheslav Voinov (Los Angeles Kings): I must earn my chance by playing in the AHL
09/06/2008 New Russian Hockey League Accuses NHL of Poaching
08/09/2008 July 2008 Wrapup - Russian Prospects Pay a Visit to NHL Clubs
07/26/2008 Vyacheslav Voinov (Los Angeles Kings)'s player profile has been made public!
07/16/2008 Lombardi, on the Russians
07/12/2008 Vyacheslav Voinov (Los Angeles Kings): I did not progress with Traktor
07/05/2008 Russians threaten top NHL prospects
06/27/2008 Support - premium coverage now just $9.95!
06/27/2008 Over 20 players drafted from former Soviet Union
06/23/2008 Nine Russians drafted at the 2008 NHL Entry Draft
06/04/2008 Vyacheslav Voinov (2008 NHL Entry Draft)'s player profile has been updated
04/21/2008 Russia beats US in a closely played game (box score)
04/21/2008 Russia beats US in a closely played game (box score)
04/17/2008 Vyacheslav Voinov's career statistics updated + profile made public
04/08/2008 U18 Team Russia roster announced: Leader - Nikita Filatov
02/05/2008 2008 NHL Entry Draft RP Rankings Released!
06/24/2007 Russia announces preliminary U20 roster 1972 anniversary tournament
Scouting Evaluations:
Georgiy Gurianov : I would like to play NCAA Division I Hockey and one day play in the NHL
Bronze Medal Game: Russia crashes USA and grabs the third place
Bronze Medal Game: Russia crashes USA and grabs the third place
2008 WJC semifinals: Russia surrenders to Sweden
2008 WJC semifinals: Russia surrenders to Sweden
Russia tops Czech Republic and gets into the semi-finals
Russia tops Czech Republic and gets into the semi-finals
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: #2
Rank 2: #2
Talent Analysis:
Scout 1: A talented universal defenseman whose offensive abilities have been compared to that of Kiril Koltsov, but also possesses defensive responsibility, something that Koltsov above average skater with good technique, but has only average acceleration and needs to improve his first step...a capable puck handler, capable of bringing the puck up the ice...doesn't shoot the puck as often as he should in the offensive zone, but does have a decent slap shot from the blue line....capable of quarterbacking a powerplay with some nice feeds and calm puck management...capable of playing physical hockey and taking the game to his opponents, even if he is smaller than them in stature...capable of making nice open ice hits, but doesnï...t hit in the open ice as often as he should...strong positionally, but at times can be caught out of position, especially in the neutral zone if he decides to take a chance on the play and create an offensive chance for his linemates...not very big, thus putting to question his ability to fully adopt his skill-set to North American hockey, though he has proven his ability to play well in traffic and under pressureï...very mature for his age, getting significant minutes against professionals in the Super League from the age of just 16ï...sees the ice very well and understands the game, making very good decisions with and without the puck.
Back In Russia:

Raised in the Traktor hockey system, Vyacheslav Voinov has been one of the brighter young Russian defenseman to come through the system in recent years. A defenseman with a significant offensive upside, he dominated the juniors in scoring throughout his career and during the 2006-07 season he made his Super League debut at just the age of 16. There he remained for 31 games, logging a number of minutes and enjoying unprecedented trust from than club�s head coach Tsygurov. At just 16, Voinov also made his U20 World Junior National squad debut, skating with players often 3 some years older than him. The young defenseman further built on his successful Super League debut with a strong 2007-08 Super League season. He also continued to play for Russia�s U20 squad at the World Championships and helped Russia win the silver medals at the U18 World Junior Championships. The games against the Canadians during the Super Series and in the U18 WJC finals were the main dark spots on Voinov�s resume. However while there is little excuse for what happened at the U18 WJC, the young defenseman was one or Russia�s brighter spots during the Super Series, as he was able to match the Canadians physically and control the game better than some of his teammates.

NHL Outlook:

While not the biggest kid on the block, Vyacheslav Voinov is one of the more versatile defensemen available in this year's draft and to come out of Russian hockey in many years, likely since Anton Volchenkov. The young defenseman possesses an impressive offensive upside, capable of rushing the puck up the ice, scoring, and of quarterbacking the power play. He is also a hard worker and is willing to stand up to anyone from the opposing team, as he showed during his time in the Super League (Russia 1) and against the more physically prepared Canadian and American teams at various tournaments. His average stature and his current status as a full fledged Super League defensemen will likely be Voinov's main detractors, as his Super League success may mean that he is less likely to put his highly paid Russian career on pause and his smaller stature could put into question his ability to adjust to the more physical North American hockey. Still, considering his hard nosed versatility, he has immense NHL potential and is a very strong prospect if he is brought over early enough in his career. Still, while he deserves to be selected in the first round, due to the aforementioned detractors, he will likely instead hear his name some time midway through the second round.
RP Draft Projection: Middle of the second round

Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM +/-
2008-09 U20 Team Russia (90) U20 WJC (Intl.)7 1 3 4 0 +1
2007-08 Traktor (Chelyabinsk) 90 Jr. League (Finals)6 3 2 5 4 +9
2007-08 Traktor (Chelyabinsk) Super League (Russia 1) (Playoffs)2 0 0 0 0 0
2007-08 Traktor (Chelyabinsk) Super League (Reg.)36 1 3 4 20 +3
2007-08 U20 Team Russia (88) Canada Russia Super Series (Intl.)4 0 0 0 31 -2
2007-08 U18 Team Russia (90) U18 World Junior Championships (Intl.)6 1 4 5 2 +1
2007-08 U18 Team Russia (90) Invitational World Cup (Canada) (Intl.)4 1 1 2 0 -
2007-08 U18 Team Russia (90) Ivan Hlinka Mem. Tourn. (Intl.)4 0 1 1 6 -2
2007-08 U18 Team Russia 5 Nations Tourn. (Intl.)4 0 4 4 2 +3
2007-08 U20 Team Russia (88) U20 World Junior Championships (Reg.)7 0 1 1 0 +1
2006-07 Traktor (Chelyabinsk) Super League (Russia 1) (Reg.)31 0 0 0 12 -8
2006-07 Traktor (Chelyabinsk) 89 Jr. League (Finals)2 0 0 0 6 -
2007-08 Traktor (Chelyabinsk) 2 1st League (Russia 3) (Reg.)2 1 0 1 0 -
2006-07 U17 Team Russia (90) U17 Jr. Olympics (Spain) (Intl.)2 0 3 3 25 +5
2006-07 U17 Team Russia (90) 5 Nations Tourn. (Tyumen) (Intl.)3 1 2 3 4 +4
2006-07 U17 Team Russia (90) U17 Intl. Tourn. (USA) (Intl.)4 0 1 1 4 -
2006-07 U18 Team Russia (89) U18 WJC (Intl.)7 1 4 5 2 +4
2006-07 U20 Team Russia (87) U20 IIHF WJC (Intl.)6 1 0 1 0 +2
2005-06 Traktor (Chelyabinsk) 90 Jr. League (Reg.)26 20 15 35 36 -
2005-06 Traktor (Chelyabinsk) 2 1st League (Russia 3) (Reg.)2 0 0 0 0 0
2005-06 Team Ural 90 Regional Tourn. (Intl.)0 0 0 0 0 0
2005-06 Traktor (Chelyabinsk) 90 Jr. League (Finals)7 2 2 4 16 -
2004-05 Traktor (Chelyabinsk) 89 Jr. League (Reg.)5 1 3 4 4 -
2004-05 Traktor (Chelyabinsk) 90 Jr. League (Reg.)24 16 13 29 32 -
2004-05 Team Ural 90 Regional Tourn. (Intl.)0 0 0 0 0 0
2003-04 Traktor (Chelyabinsk) 90 Jr. League (Finals)6 0 3 3 8 -
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