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Name: Maxim KitsynLos Angeles Kings (#158/2010 NHL Draft)

Rating: 83
Height: 188cm/6'2"
Weight: 83kg/182.6 lb
Position: Left Wing
Shoots: Right
Born: 1991-12-24
Birthplace: Novokuznetsk, Russia

Game Worn Jerseys:
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RELATED ARTICLES:
WJC preparation camp roster released! (12/04/2010)
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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12/25/2010 Bobkov thinks big

U20 World Junior Championships -  BUFFALO After the disappointing sixth place last year, the Russian U20 national team arrived in the United States with enthusiasm and confidence after a successful camp.
The young hopefuls defeated KHL team Spartak Moscow on 17th December before their flight to America. The team had a camp in Jamestown, N.Y. where it faced Slovakia for the last exhibition game.
After an early Slovak lead, the Russians turned the game and defeated Slovakia 6-2 thanks to Maxim Kitsyn (Los Angeles Kings)s third-period hat trick on the day he also celebrated his 19th birthday. (IIHF.com article by Martin Merk) READ MORE
12/17/2010 Russia U20 defeats Spartak, 5 players released from roster

U20 World Junior Championships -  Valery Bragin's U20 Team Russia defeated KHL's Spartak Moscow with a 5-2 score. Goals were scored by Yuri Urychev, Nikita Dvurechensky, Maxim Kitsyn (Los Angeles Kings), Evgeny Kuznetsov (Washington Capitals) and Denis Golubev. Dmitri Orlov (Washington Capitals) had two assists. Goalies Dmitry Shikin and Emil Garipov played both thirty minutes, each one allowing one goal.

Five players have been released from the roster and thus won't be flying to Buffalo: goalkeeper Evgeny Ivannikov, defenseman Alexei Marchenko and forwards Vladislav Kartaev, Albert Konozov and Dmitry Goldenkov.
11/11/2010 Team Russia defeats again QMJHL Selects

For the second straight game Team Russia defeated QMJHL All-Stars, again with a 1-goal margin. If during game 1 the most outstanding player on ice was Maxim Kitsyn (Los Angeles Kings), this time has been Nikita Dvurechensky's turn. The Dynamo Moscow winger scored two goals. Vladimir Malinovsky scored team Russia's first goal, while Artemy Panarin scored the game-winning goal after a great pass from center forward Denis Golubev. Team Russia thus swept the QMJHL leg of the Subway Super Series. The first game against the OHL selects is scheduled for today night. Will the Russians overcome the fatigue to get a record breaker third win on a row?
11/09/2010 Russian selects defeat QMJHL All-Stars
10/31/2010 Maxim Kitsyn (Los Angeles Kings) scores first career hat-trick
06/27/2010 Eight Russians picked during 2010 NHL Entry Draft
06/05/2010 Web Site News: Maxim Kitsyn's profile updated!
02/23/2010 Vladimir Tarasenko , Maxim Kitsyn and Evgeny Kuznetsov invited to NHL Draft Combine
11/21/2009 Russia loses to Sweden, gets the second place on the tournament
12/09/2009 Maxim Kitsyn : I think I earned a spot for the WJC
08/26/2009 U20 roster released
04/18/2009 Russia gets to the finals!
04/15/2009 Russia skates past USA 6-5
04/12/2009 Russia stuns Slovakia in second day
03/29/2009 Russia-91 skates past Belarus in control match
03/22/2009 Dmitri Orlov and Maxim Kitsyn led Metallurg Novokuznetsk junior team to win the National Finals
02/21/2009 Metallurg Novokuznetsk beats Severstal Cherepovets
Scouting Evaluations:
WJC kicks off, Russia gets the first win
Talent Analysis:
A power forward with smoth hands...good skater, doesn't have a great technique of skating, but has a good top speed and acceleration...good balance, it's not easy to knock him off the puck, but he needs to work on that as well...must improve his defensive commitment and play...he has a promising frame, but needs to bulk up and play more physical...soft hands, can bring up the puck and dribble past blue liners...rarely exaggerates with the puck, unlike many other Russian junior players...excellent finishing touch around the crease...can get in front of the goalie and score after a rebound...quick wrist shot and one timer...passive on defense, but not bad forechecker...an interesting player that can potentially play also on checking lines if he works on the defensive coverage...
Back In Russia:
Maxim Kitsyn is a product of the Metallurg Novokuznetsk school, where he played his whole pro career. Just three years ago he was thought as the top candidate for the #1 overall pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, but it was mostly due to his large frame among kids, even if he already showed an excellent technique. With two KHL seasons under his belt, Kitsyn is now a rather experienced player who might be ready to a move overseas right after the draft, but is still far from the big league.
NHL Outlook:
Kitsyn has a very good potential and his style of play might suit well the more demanding North American game also because he can potentially play in both scoring and checking lines. RP's draft projection: High second round.
Statistics:
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM +/-
2009-10 Metallurg Jr (Novokuznetsk) MHL (Playoffs)17 9 12 21 42
2009-10 U20 Team Russia (90) U20 WJC (Intl.)6 0 3 3 0 +2
2009-10 Metallurg Jr (Novokuznetsk) MHL (Reg.)11 6 12 18 26
2009-10 Metallurg (Novokuznetsk) KHL (Reg.)21 1 1 2 12 -
2009-10 U20 Team Russia (90) U 20 Four Nations (Finland) (Intl.)3 0 1 1 4 0
2008-09 U18 Team Russia (91) (Intl.)7 4 4 8 16 +7
2008-09 Metallurg Nk 91 Jr. League (Finals) (Playoffs)6 9 4 13 4 +7
2008-09 U18 Team Russia (91) U18 5 Nations (Intl.)4 1 2 3 4 +3
2008-09 Metallurg (Novokuznetsk) KHL (Reg.)31 5 2 7 26 -
2008-09 U18 Team Russia (91) Ivan Hlinka Memorial (Intl.)4 2 2 4 10 -1
2007-08 U17 Team Russia (91) U17 5 Nations (Lat) (Intl.)3 0 3 3 0 -
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