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Name: Alexander BurmistrovAtlanta Thrashers (#8/2010 NHL Draft)

Rating: 86
Height: 179cm/5'10"
Weight: 78kg/171.6 lb
Position: Center
Shoots: Left
Born: 1991-10-21
Birthplace: Kazan, Russia

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RELATED ARTICLES:
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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05/08/2010 From Russia with love - Alexander Burmistrov

Canadian Junior Leagues -  BARRIE -- He did not speak English. He did not have any friends or family in Canada. He did not know what to expect. All Alexander Burmistrov knew when he signed on to play in the Canadian Hockey League was that it was his best bet to make it to the NHL. So the teenager from Russia left his hometown of Kazan this season to play for the Barrie Colts, coming to a coach who was wary of Russian players from a previous experience, trying to integrate into a billet family and playing for a team that had high expectations of going deep in the playoffs. (National Post article by Mark Masters) READ MORE
01/04/2010 Russians finish sixth at the WJC

U20 World Junior Championships -  SASKATOON Finland exploited Russia's poor team discipline to prevail 4-3 in the fifth-place game on Monday at Credit Union Centre. Teemu Hartikainen scored the winner on the power play with under six minutes to play. Ramis Sadikov started between the pipes for Russia, while goals were scored by Maxim Trunev (Montreal Canadiens) and Alexander Burmistrov (two). (IIHF Official Site article by Lucas Aykroyd) READ MORE
12/20/2009 Alexander Burmistrov: "This time Russia will win the Gold"

U20 World Junior Championships -  Blue-chip prospect Alexander Burmistrov , in this interview with Andrei Osadchenko of allhockey.ru talks about his experience in the OHL, analyzes his chances in the upcoming WJC and tries to anticipate the tournament's outcome.
RussianHockeyFans.com offers you a translation. (RussianHockeyFans.com article by Alessandro Seren Rosso) READ MORE
12/18/2009 Final WJC roster released
12/09/2009 Report on Alexander Burmistrov
11/24/2009 THN.com Blog: Major junior ice time a big draw for Russian prospects
11/10/2009 Roster for Canada - Russia Challenge announced
10/28/2009 2010 prospects: Alexander Burmistrov
10/08/2009 Interview with Brock Otten
09/25/2009 Strong North American return for Burmistrov
09/23/2009 Web Site News: New scout report added to Alexander Burmistrov
09/17/2009 Q&A with Alexander Burmistrov
09/14/2009 Russian players to the CHL: a breakdown
07/26/2009 Colts wait on Russian (Alexander Burmistrov)
07/01/2009 2009 Import Draft: 20 players drafted from the former Soviet Union. Stanislav Galiev first overall pick
04/20/2009 Russia gets the silver, loses the finals
04/18/2009 Russia gets to the finals!
04/17/2009 Russia downs Sweden, skates to the semifinals
04/09/2009 WJC U18 starts with a loss
04/07/2009 Russia skates past Switzerland in test match
Scouting Evaluations:
Russia skates past Finland
WJC kicks off, Russia gets the first win
Talent Analysis:
Scout 1:Burmistrov skates really well...seemed like one of the fastest skaters on the ice...played his best hockey in the 2nd period where he got 2 goals and 2 assists, but in each of his shifts I thought he had good hustle and skated well...on his very first shift, he actually delivered an open ice body check that knocked the other player to the ice...played center for most of the game (during the power play he played RW), but he could use some work on face-offs (he won like 40% of his draws)...In the 2nd period, he made a nice saucer pass in the offensive zone to a teammate who scored. In that same shift (like less than a minute after), a teammate fed the puck to him from behind the net and he one-timed it for a goal...had 2 power play assists from good puck movement...played a bit on the penalty kill and his positioning was very good and he challenged the opposing players well...for his 2nd goal, a teammate was leading a rush and took a shot (while he was skating close behind), which the goalie stopped, but he left a rebound which he made no mistake with and scored. After, he did an Ovechkin-style leap into the glass which was cool...good hockey sense and he is pretty strong on the puck. Often he would have the puck in the offensive zone and twist into the opposite direction, in order to avoid the defenceman...he was one of the smaller players on the ice, so another thing he can work on is bulking up...
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Statistics:
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM +/-
2009-10 U20 Team Russia (90) U20 WJC (Intl.)6 3 1 4 6 +2
2008-09 U18 Team Russia (91) WJC U18 (Intl.)7 4 7 11 6 +7
2008-09 Ak Bars 91 Jr. League (Finals) (Playoffs)6 5 6 11 6 +9
2008-09 U18 Team Russia (91) U18 5 Nations (Intl.)4 0 1 1 6 -1
2007-08 U17 Team Russia (91) 4 Nations Tournament (Intl.)3 0 1 1 2 0
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