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Name: Kirill PetrovNew York Islanders (#75/2008 NHL Draft)

Rating: 84
Height: 190cm/6'3"
Weight: 90kg/198.0 lb
Position: Right Wing
Shoots: Left
Born: 1990-04-13
Birthplace: Kazan, Russia

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Russia skates past Finland (12/29/2009)
WJC kicks off, Russia gets the first win (12/27/2009)
WJC Final Roster (12/26/2009)
Final WJC roster released (18/12/2009)
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12/30/2009 Sweden surpasses Russia

U20 World Junior Championships -  REGINA - Sweden versus Russia, the game between the two top-seeded teams in Group B, was probably the most anticipated game slated for the Brandt Centre. And the Tuesday tilt lived up to its promise. Magnus Pääjärvi-Svensson added the winner plus two assists and Andre Petersson had two goals as Sweden won 4-1. Kirill Petrov (New York Islanders) scored the lone goal for team Russia. (IIHF Official Site article by Martin Merk) READ MORE
12/27/2009 WJC kicks off, Russia gets the first win

U20 World Junior Championships -  It wasn't Russia's best possible display, but nevertheless the first win arrived. Plyuschev's team concentrated most of its performance in the first period as they scored four goals, just to control the pace of the game in the remaining two periods, finished with one goal each. Goalkeeper Igor Bobkov (Anaheim Ducks) hasn't had too much work, he ended the game with fourteen saves. Evgeny Kuznetsov was the best player on ice as he scored two goals. Kirill Petrov (New York Islanders), Vladimir Tarasenko, Maxim Chudinov and Maxim Trunev (Montreal Canadiens) each added one goal, while Nikita Filatov (Columbus Blue Jackets) has been left out of the scoresheet ( exclusive game report by Alessandro Seren Rosso) READ MORE
11/10/2009 Roster for Canada - Russia Challenge announced

U20 ADT Can-Rus Challenge -  U-20 national team head coach Vladimir Plyuschev released the list of the players which will compete in the 2009 Canada - Russia Challenge that will take part from November 16th to 27th and will see the Russians show up in Canada against three representation teams from the three Major Junior Hockey Leagues. The most interesting players called are Dmitry Kugryshev (Washington Capitals), Kirill Petrov (New York Islanders), Alexander Burmistrov and Igor Bobkov (Anaheim Mighty Ducks). (full roster list) READ MORE
11/03/2009 Nikolai Kazakovtsev, Maxim Trunev (Montreal Canadiens) and Maxim Chudinov don't make the cut, Kirill Petrov (New York Islanders) in
10/04/2009 Kirill Petrov (New York Islanders) gets demoted to junior team
07/14/2009 28 players called to the WJC orientation camp
04/19/2009 Tyumen: Team Russia in the finals
04/17/2009 Tyumen: Russia downs Slovakia after an overtime
04/15/2009 Tyumen Region Cup about to start
02/18/2009 2009 Universiads: Kirill Petrov (New York Islanders) to skate with Team Russia
09/20/2008 KHL Round 8: Detailed prospect analysis of Ak Bars vs. Metallurg Mg.
09/09/2008 KHL Kicks Off: Detailed Recap of Ak Bars (Kazan) vs. Avangard (Omsk)
09/01/2008 Kirill Petrov (New York Islanders) nets an hat-trick, Russia skates over Finland 4-3
08/29/2008 Russia loses game and tournament to Czech Republic
08/22/2008 Kirill Petrov (New York Islanders): I will think about NHL in a year
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06/04/2008 Kirill Petrov (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)
04/08/2008 U18 Team Russia roster announced: Leader - Nikita Filatov
02/13/2008 Big name prospects shine, Russia skates past Finland in Under-18 tournament
01/29/2008 Team Russia coaching staff announces U18 roster for Finland
10/20/2007 Kirill Petrov (2008 Draft) shift by shift report (Ak Bars vs. Lokomotiv game)
09/23/2007 Round 4: Kirill Petrov impresses with three helpers (Box Score)
06/24/2007 Russia announces preliminary U20 roster 1972 anniversary tournament
Scouting Evaluations:
Russia skates past Finland
WJC kicks off, Russia gets the first win
KHL January 13th: Dinamo Moscow edges Ak Bars Kazan in close game
KHL Eight Round: prospects report from Ak Bars vs. Magnitogorsk
Round 52 – Ak Bars vs Metallurg (10 prospects scouted): Clash of the Champions Review
Round 46 – Khimik Mytischi vs Ak Bars Kazan (10 prospects scouted)
Kiril Petrov shift by shift detailed scouting report (Ak Bars vs. Lokomotiv game)
Super League Round 3: Prospects parade in Kazan - Metallurg Mg. vs. Ak Bars (Kazan) Scouting Analysis
Draft Rankings and Comments:
Rank 1: #4
Rank 2: #5
Talent Analysis:

Kiril Petrov is a talented young prospect who has size, speed and skill. Standing at 6’3 and almost 200 pounds, the young forward is hard to knock off the puck and can deliver an impressive physical presence, if properly motivated. Still, he needs to better utilize his size and play better physically, as he is still not fully aware of his size and the ability that comes with it. In regards to his speed, Petrov is a very strong skater with impressive quickness. He is also a capable puck handler and when combining lal three elements of size, speed and skill, Petrov is capable of making the most with very little room. Beyond his soft touch, Petrov also sees the ice well, but does need to further step up his game to make quick and reliable decisions, since at times he tends to make errant passes under pressure. Even his errant passes tend to generate from some good ideas, but they are dangerous for his team and can at times make costly turnovers. Another significant development area for Petrov is his defensive play, as he tends to float and wait for a breakout instead of falling back and using his physicality to help out his teammates. Overall, Petrov is an impressive and tempting package of physical presence, skating ability and soft hands, but who needs to further improve his defensive play and his decisionmaking.

Back In Russia:
Kiril Petrov has been raised in AK Bars Kazan's hockey school. Considering the school's relatively low hit rate, it is quite impressive that it was able to raise a prospect of Petrov's caliber. This may be luck or it may be an indicator that Kazan is becoming more serious about raising its own players instead of just buying them at top dollar on the open market. Him skating for Spartak during the 2004-05 season is an indicator of how relatively poor Kazan's hockey school was compared to some of the Moscow based programs. The young prospect made his debut in the first junior league (Russia 3) at just the age of 15 during the 2004-05 season. He also has been a long time member of the Povolzhye (Volga Region) regional squad for both the 1990 and the 1980 squads. Finally, Petrov made his international debut with 1990 born Team Russia during the 2005-06 season. He never looked back after his debut, consistently skating on the 1990 born squad. 2006-07 season: Petrov made his surprising Super League debut a year later during the 2006-07 season with HC Ak Bars. He impressed with his play and sporadically appeared with the team throughout the season. He also made his World Championships debut, skating with the 89 born U18 Team Russia in a secondary role. 2007-08 season: He further built on this success during the 2007-08 season, skating the entire season with Kazan's senior team in the Super League and also continuing to hold a leading role on Russia's U18 squad, earning the silver medal at his second U18 World Junior Championships
NHL Outlook:

Kiril Petrov has first round skills and size, but also carries too many intangibles to be selected that early in the draft. The primary intangible is whether he would be willing to do what it takes to make in the NHL, meaning whether he would be willing to leave Russia and develop in the AHL before getting his NHL shot. He has the quickness and the size to succeed on the smaller ice surface, but the AHL could be beneficial for a player of his type to further refine his physical play. He is currently in a comfortable situation in Kazan, but that can change overnight. The main thing the NHL club management has to worry about is not whether he will remain in Kazan, but whether he would be willing to take less money to come to North America .If he continues to improve, there will be plenty of other Russian clubs knocking on his door with financially enticing offers, thus his comfort in Kazan may not be the biggest issue, but his ability to command an NHL caliber salary at a young age. Beyond these intangibles, Petrov also needs to continue to develop his defensive play and further improve his already strong decisiomaking and passing skills. Overall, however, he is a talented and very tempting prospect who could be a top line power forward, but who could also become an Alexander Polushin type player who showed a lot of potential early on but simply did not pan out.
RP Draft Projection: early 2nd round

Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM +/-
2009-10 U20 Team Russia (90) U20 WJC (Intl.)6 4 6 10 6 +7
2008-09 U20 Team Russia (90) Tyumen Region Cup (Intl.)4 1 3 4 18 +3
2008-09 Team Russia Winter Universiade (Intl.)5 5 5 10 0 +14
2008-09 U20 Team Russia (89) U20 WJC (Intl.)7 0 0 0 4 -1
2008-09 Ak Bars (Kazan) KHL (Reg.)6 1 0 1 2 1
2007-08 Ak Bars (Kazan) 2 1st League (Russia 3) (Reg.)0 0 0 0 0 -
2007-08 U18 Team Russia (90) U18 World Junior Championships (Intl.)6 5 2 7 6 -2
2007-08 U18 Team Russia (90) Invitational World Cup (Canada) (Intl.)4 1 2 3 0 -
2007-08 Ak Bars (Kazan) Super League (Playoffs)8 1 2 3 0 3
2007-08 U18 Team Russia 5 Nations Tourn. (Intl.)4 3 3 6 0 +1
2007-08 Ak Bars (Kazan) Super League (Reg.)47 4 6 10 54 6
2006-07 Ak Bars (Kazan) Super League (Russia 1) (Playoffs)3 0 0 0 2 -2
2006-07 Ak Bars (Kazan) Super League (Russia 1) (Reg.)9 1 1 2 8 +1
2006-07 Ak Bars (Kazan) 2 1st League (Russia 3) (Reg.)0 0 0 0 0 -
2006-07 U17 Team Russia (90) U17 Jr. Olympics (Spain) (Intl.)3 1 1 2 6 +4
2006-07 U17 Team Russia (90) 5 Nations Tourn. (Tyumen) (Intl.)3 1 4 5 10 +3
2006-07 U17 Team Russia (90) U17 Intl. Tourn. (USA) (Intl.)4 3 4 7 8 -
2006-07 U18 Team Russia (89) U18 WJC (Intl.)7 0 3 3 2 0
2005-06 Team Povolzhye 1989 Regional Tourn. (Intl.)5 2 0 2 0 -
2005-06 Team Povolzhye 1990 Regional Tourn. (Intl.)5 4 5 9 2 -
2005-06 Ak Bars (Kazan) 2 1st League (Russia 3) (Reg.)0 0 0 0 0 -
2004-05 Spartak (Moscow) 1990 Jr. League (Finals)6 7 8 15 6 -
2004-05 Team Moscow 1990 Regional Tourn. (Intl.)5 4 6 10 4 -
2004-05 Spartak (Moscow) 1990 Jr. League (Reg.)28 35 26 61 14 -
2003-04 Ak Bars (Kazan) 1990 Jr. League (Finals)6 3 3 6 6 -
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