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Name: Dmitri Kostromitin (#0/2009 NHL Draft)

Height: 188cm/6'2"
Weight: 85kg/187.0 lb
Position: Defenseman
Shoots: Left
Born: 1990-01-22
Birthplace: Chelyabinsk, Russia

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Russia skates past Finland (12/29/2009)
WJC Final Roster (12/26/2009)
Final WJC roster released (18/12/2009)
Roster for Canada - Russia Challenge announced (11/10/2009)
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01/12/2009 Chelyabinsk native Kostromitin fights homesickness while pursuing NHL dream with Montreal Juniors

Canadian Junior Leagues -  Montreal Juniors defenceman Dmitri Kostromitin is a long way from home, but when your dream is to play in the National Hockey League you don't keep track of the kilometres you travel to get there. "I came to Canada to play hockey because I want to play in the NHL," he said. "It's the only reason for my decision to come. I miss my home, my family, my friends, my girlfriend, but for me this is what I want." Kostromitin, 18, is a native of Chelyabinsk, a Russian city of just over one million people located east of the Ural Mountains on the Miass River. In 1900, it was the centre of operations for construction of the storied Trans-Siberian Railway. ( article by Randy Phillips) READ MORE
10/30/2008 Dmitri Kostromitin : CHL is a good league, with many games in a season, and a good level of hockey

Continental Hockey League (KHL) -  Dmitri Kostromitin was one of the top defensemen out of Russia who was hurt by the NHL/Russia rift and did not get drafted. The young defenseman has since decided to join the CHL and skate for Montreal in the QMJHL. Our correspondent Alessandro Seren Rosso has caught up with him while the young defenseman was already in Montreal acclimating to a new city and his new team. (Exclusive interview by Alessandro Seren Rosso) READ MORE
01/29/2008 Team Russia coaching staff announces U18 roster for Finland
Scouting Evaluations:
Russia skates past Finland
CHL Roundup: Performance of Russian imports in Canadian juniors
Draft Rankings and Comments:
Rank 1: #11
Rank 2: #13
Rank 1: #3
Rank 2: #4 Ranking Comments:Another good defensive defenseman who unlike Chudinov has got the size, though less of an offensive upside. He was unfortunately ignored by Nemchinov prior to the last WJC, but this does not at all mean that all the players there were better than him.
Talent Analysis:
Scout 1: big sized defenseman with good offensive skills…prefers playing on the right side…okay skater, must work on it, but he’s yet to hit pro hockey and it will improve…plays aggressive on defense, but without exceeding or doing stupid fouls…doesn’t hunt the man as sometimes Russian young defenders do, but occasionally he’s caught off the positioning…not a hitter, but finishes all his checks and plays hard…useful on penalty killing, mainly because of his committing…can use his passing ability to get out of trouble in the defensive zone, but his reading of the game isn’t as good as his team mate and 2008 prospect Voinov…has an interesting shot, but should use it more frequently…definitely an intriguing prospect for his combination of size, defensive play and technique…
Back In Russia:
Dmitri Kostromitin is a sized defenseman who is a product of Traktor hockey school, in Chelyabinsk. Following a good career in the juniors and a regular spot in the Russia 90 national team, constantly playing in the first two lines, he hasn't got a chance to play with the main club. Therefore he crossed the ocean and opted to play in the CHL, where he was picked up by the Montreal Juniors, a new QMJHL team. In the regular season he played fairly well, despite having to sit in the first few games of the season because of a trouble of getting the transfer from Traktor. He progressed well in the season, showcasing his good shot and imposing presence back in the zone. He was overlooked in the 2008 draft, but for the 2009 one many teams might be interested in adding a sized, defensive defenseman with a good technique level.
NHL Outlook:
Dmitri Kostromitin is a perspective defensive defenseman who can move the puck and hit the net with a quick slap shot. He has second line potential. draft projection: Middle third round.
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM +/-
2009-10 U20 Team Russia (90) U20 WJC (Intl.)6 0 0 0 0 +2
2008-09 Montreal Juniors QMJHL (Playoffs)10 2 4 6 13 -2
2008-09 Montreal Juniors QMJHL (Reg.)51 7 21 28 30 +1
2007-08 U18 Team Russia (90) U18 World Junior Championships (Intl.)6 0 0 0 4 +1
2007-08 U18 Team Russia (90) Invitational World Cup (Canada) (Intl.)4 0 2 2 15 -
2007-08 U18 Team Russia (90) Ivan Hlinka Mem. Tourn. (Intl.)4 0 1 1 0 +2
2007-08 U18 Team Russia (90) 5 Nations Tourn. (Intl.)4 0 0 0 10 -2
2006-07 U17 Team Russia (90) U17 Jr. Olympics (Spain) (Intl.)3 1 0 1 10 +5
2006-07 U17 Team Russia (90) 5 Nations Tourn. (Tyumen) (Intl.)3 1 0 1 4 +8
2006-07 U17 Team Russia (90) U17 Intl. Tourn. (USA) (Intl.)4 0 0 0 2 -
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