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Name: Sergei Ostapchuk (#0/2009 NHL Draft)

Height: 182cm/6'0"
Weight: 86kg/189.2 lb
Position: Right Wing
Shoots: Left
Born: 1990-03-19
Birthplace: Novopolotsk, Belarus

Game Worn Jerseys:
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Roster for Canada - Russia Challenge announced (11/10/2009)
Roster for Four Nations Tournament released (10/22/2009)
Russia gets the third place (09/07/2009)
WJC Orientation camp (08/09/2009)
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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).
11/26/2009 Sergei Ostapchuk back in Canada

Canadian Junior Leagues -  After the Subway Super Series, forward Sergei Ostapchuk decided to report back in the QMJHL playing for his 2008-09 team Rouyn-Noranda Huskies. The young player signed a 2-yr deal with Lokomotiv this summer, but enjoyed limited success. Ostapchuk's first match with his new team will be on Saturday.
08/26/2009 U20 roster released

U20 Four Nations Tournament (Finland) -  Under 20 national team's coach Vladimir Plyuschev just released the list of the 28 players who will be brought to the September four nations tournament scheduled in Finland from September 4th to 6th. The same team will face team Poland on September 10th on a gala match.

Goalies Alexander Pechursky (Pittsburgh Penguins) (Metallurg Mg), Daniil Alistratov (Traktor), Alexander Zalivin (Dynamo).

Defensemen: Maxim Chudinov (Severstal), Dmitri Vishnevsky (Spartak), Stepan Krivov, Kirill Yuriev (both - Lada), Dmitri Orlov (Washington Capitals) (Metallurg Nk), Georgi Berdyukov (SKA), Ion Kostev (Neftehimik), Pavel Lukin (Lokomotiv), Nikita Pivtsakin (Avangard), Alexander Tarasov (HK MVD).

Forwards Sergei Ostapchuk (Lokomotiv), Pavel Chernov , Oleg Yashin (both - Atlant), Vladimir Tarasenko (Sibir), Vyacheslav Kulemin , Georgiy Gurianov (both - CSKA), Maxim Trunev (Montreal Canadiens) (Severstal), Maxim Kitsyn (Metallurg Nk), Evgeny Timkin (Avangard), Artem Tomilin, Oleg Li (both - PHK Krylya Sovetov), Evgeny Kuznetsov , Anton Burdasov (both - Traktor), Petr Khokhryakov (Neftehimik), Andrei Ankudinov (Salavat Yulaev).
07/25/2009 Undrafted Sergei Ostapchuk returns in Russia
06/25/2009 Web Site News: Sergei Ostapchuk's profile updated!
03/21/2009 QMJHL: Dmitri Kostromitin first star in playoff game
11/26/2008 ADT Canada/Russia Challenge - Game 1 recap - Canada edges Russia
08/29/2008 2008 NHL Entry Draft Undrafted player Sergei Ostapchuk in Quebec
01/29/2008 Team Russia coaching staff announces U18 roster for Finland
Scouting Evaluations:
ADT Canada-Russia Challenge Game 2 report - Russia powers over QJMHL
ADT Canada-Russia Challenge Game 1 report - Canada edges Russia in opening game
CHL Roundup: Performance of Russian imports in Canadian juniors
Draft Rankings and Comments:
Rank 1: #22
Rank 2: #22
Rank 1: #6
Rank 2: #10 Ranking Comments:the third best QMJHL rookie in points, he is still a long way behind the first two players in the scoring race – Kugryshev and Kulikov – but has showed flashes of potential. Good skater with a great technique, he has top-6 potential but is still raw. He was left out of the WJC line up because of a groin injury.
Talent Analysis:
A smooth skating winger...very good top speed and acceleration...good stability while stickhandling...okay size, can use his body and is rather strong...excellent stickhandling, efficient on one-on-one situations...likes to play the puck, can dribble past defenders and carry the puck up...reads very well the ice and the different situations, can put the puck on the line mates' blades...good finisher...good wrist and snap shot, with a quick release...not a defensive specialist, but gets back deep in the own zone trying to help...a capable winger with interesting potential...
Back In Russia:
A native of Novopolotsk, Belarus, Ostapchuk moved to Russia at very young age and played for Lokomotiv Yaroslavl junior team, without entering the main roster. After being overlooked in the 2008 selections, he was picked during the 2008 CHL import draft he crossed the pond and spent one year in the QMJHL with Rouyn-Noranda Huskies.
NHL Outlook:
Despite being overlooked in the 2009 selections, Sergei Ostapchuk remains an intriguing prospect, especially now after a very good season in the Q. Because of his skills and reading of the ice he is an appealing player for many players in search of a potential second line forward, with powerplay specialist ceiling.
RP Draft Projection: Fourth round
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM +/-
2009-10 U20 Team Russia (90) U 20 Four Nations (Finland) (Intl.)3 1 3 4 2 +2
2008-09 Rouyn-Noranda Huskies QMJHL (Playoffs)5 1 3 4 20 -4
2008-09 Rouyn-Noranda Huskies QMJHL (Reg.)61 29 34 63 40 -1
2007-08 U18 Team Russia (90) Invitational World Cup (Canada) (Intl.)4 1 3 4 12 -
2007-08 U18 Team Russia (90) Ivan Hlinka Mem. Tourn. (Intl.)4 0 2 2 6 +1
2007-08 U18 Team Russia 5 Nations Tourn. (Intl.)4 1 0 1 2 0
2006-07 U17 Team Russia (90) U17 Jr. Olympics (Spain) (Intl.)3 2 6 8 10 +8
2006-07 U17 Team Russia (90) 5 Nations Tourn. (Tyumen) (Intl.)3 0 2 2 20 0
2006-07 U17 Team Russia (90) U17 Intl. Tourn. (USA) (Intl.)4 2 3 5 12 -
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