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Name: Georgi Berdyukov (#0/2009 NHL Draft)

Height: 185cm/6'1"
Weight: 91kg/200.2 lb
Position: Defenseman
Shoots: Right
Born: 1991-08-19
Birthplace: Khabarovsk, Russia

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WJC preparation camp roster released! (12/04/2010)
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)
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10/03/2009 MHL who is who part 2

U21 Russian Junior League (MHL) -  Alessandro Seren Rosso of presents the rest of the prospects to watch in the MHL Western Conference. Some of the mentioned players are Georgi Berdyukov, Sergei Chvanov and Daniil Sobchenko (MHL Hockey article by Alessandro Seren Rosso) READ MORE
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).
06/11/2009 Top 10 Russia prospects for 2009

National Hockey League (NHL) -  The 2009 Russian draft class doesn't look as good as the last one, which produced Nikita Filatov (Columbus Blue Jackets), Evgeny Grachev, Dmitri Kugryshev and Memorial Cup champion Andrei Loktionov (Los Angeles Kings). At the last U18 World Championships, Russia earned a silver medal mostly thanks to the contribution of the 2010s like Kirill Kabanov and Vladimir Tarasenko. But because of Russia's depth, there are some good talents available in two weeks in Montreal, including some overage ones overlooked in the last drafts who somewhat raised their stock recently.

Hockeysfuture's top 10 at a glance:
1. Dmitri Orlov, D, Metallurg Novokuznetsk
2. Maxim Chudinov, D, Severstal Cherepovets
3. Pavel Chernov, C, Atlant Mytischi
4. Alexander Avtsin , RW, Dynamo Moscow
5. Sergei Andronov, RW, Lada Togliatti
6. Anton Burdasov, LW, Traktor Chelyabinsk
7. Sergei Chvanov, C, Severstal Cherepovets
8. Georgi Berdyukov, D, SKA St. Petersburg
9. Nikita Dvurechensky, LW, Dynamo Moscow
10. Igor Bobkov, G, Metallurg Magnitogorsk

( article by Alessandro Seren Rosso) READ MORE
05/31/2009 Georgi Berdyukov: Stanley Cup or Olympic Gold? Olympic gold!
03/07/2009 U18 Preliminary rosters announced!
01/08/2009 Georgi Berdyukov and Anton Burdasov profiles created for the 2009 NHL Draft section
Draft Rankings and Comments:
Rank 1: #8
Rank 2: #11 Ranking Comments:a big defender with a strong shot and good skating, he always delivered strong performances while wearing the national team jersey, but has to be tested against more developed professionals, as he has never seen KHL action with his SKA St. Petersburg.
Talent Analysis:
A capable defenseman with good two-way abilities…good size at 6’1, 195 lbs…knows how to use his size back there even if he is not an overly aggressive player…knows what to do back in the zone, he finishes his checks, often successfully…relies his offensive game on his big shot, who should learn to use it better, more efficiently…should work on his consistency, but he has lots of room in front of him…good skating, above average top speed and good first step…skates well backwards…he has still to see pro hockey games so he needs to gain some experience as soon as possible…has the tools to become an NHL defenseman…
Back In Russia:
Georgi Berdyukov was born on the Far East city of Khabarovsk, a big city near to China-Russia border. He then moved to Yaroslavl, where he played in the Moscow Open Championship back in the 2004/05 season. In the following season he moved to SKA St. Petersburg, where he started playing not only for SKA junior teams, but also for regional representation team. His first game with Team Russia-91 was played in 2007. unfortunately he’s yet to get a single call up to KHL and hopefully he will get soon some ice time with the main team in order to get some of the experience he absolutely needs in order to improve his game.
NHL Outlook:
In the last few years it has been hard to correctly predict the Russians’ path in the NHL, but Georgi Berdyukov has all the tools to become a solid, top-4 NHL defenseman. We will see in the next few years how he will progress and if he will get the necessary ice time he needs at this stage of his development.
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM +/-
2009-10 U20 Team Russia (90) U 20 Four Nations (Finland) (Intl.)3 0 1 1 4 0
2008-09 U17 Team Russia (91) Ivan Hlinka Memorial 4 3 1 4 6 +2
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