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Name: Maxim TrunevMontreal Canadiens (#138/2008 NHL Draft)

Rating: 80
Height: 180cm/5'11"
Weight: 80kg/176.0 lb
Position: Right Wing
Shoots: Left
Born: 1990-09-09
Birthplace: Kirovo-Chepetsk, Russia

Game Worn Jerseys:
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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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12/27/2009 WJC kicks off, Russia gets the first win

U20 World Junior Championships -  It wasn't Russia's best possible display, but nevertheless the first win arrived. Plyuschev's team concentrated most of its performance in the first period as they scored four goals, just to control the pace of the game in the remaining two periods, finished with one goal each. Goalkeeper Igor Bobkov (Anaheim Ducks) hasn't had too much work, he ended the game with fourteen saves. Evgeny Kuznetsov was the best player on ice as he scored two goals. Kirill Petrov (New York Islanders), Vladimir Tarasenko, Maxim Chudinov and Maxim Trunev (Montreal Canadiens) each added one goal, while Nikita Filatov (Columbus Blue Jackets) has been left out of the scoresheet (Russianprospects.com exclusive game report by Alessandro Seren Rosso) READ MORE
12/18/2009 Final WJC roster released

U20 World Junior Championships -  Vladimir Plyuschev finally released the WJC final roster, days after Sweden and Canada. There aren't many surprises, if we consider that Vyacheslav Voinov (Los Angeles Kings) and Evgeni Grachev (New York Rangers) weren't released by their AHL clubs. The team's leader will be Nikita Filatov (Columbus Blue Jackets) (Columbus Blue Jackets), while other drafted players called include Maxim Trunev (Montreal Canadiens), Dmitry Kugryshev (Washington Capitals) and Dmitri Orlov (Washington Capitals). 2010 eligible top prospects Vladimir Tarasenko and Alexander Burmistrov are there too. (Roster information) READ MORE
11/29/2009 Web Site News: New photos added to Maxim Trunev (Montreal Canadiens)'s profile

Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) -  We added new photos to Maxim Trunev (Montreal Canadiens)'s profile. The young winger scored so far two goals in 21 games with HC Severstal Cherepovets. (Link to player profile) READ MORE
11/03/2009 Nikolai Kazakovtsev, Maxim Trunev (Montreal Canadiens) and Maxim Chudinov don't make the cut, Kirill Petrov (New York Islanders) in
10/23/2009 Evaluation: Maxim Trunev (Montreal Canadiens)
10/22/2009 Roster for Four Nations Tournament released
10/11/2009 Maxim Trunev (Montreal Canadiens) scores, Severstal Cherepovets beats Ak Bars Kazan
08/26/2009 U20 roster released
07/04/2009 Post Draft - Alexander Avtsin (Montreal Canadiens) to skate in the development camp
01/06/2009 January 5th: Trunevís Severstal beats Dinamo Riga
Scouting Evaluations:
Russia skates past Finland
WJC kicks off, Russia gets the first win
Evaluation: Maxim Trunev (Montreal Canadiens) (Montreal Canadiens)
Talent Analysis:
A flashy player, quick with and without the puck...a finesse type of forward, doesn't play physical...is hurt by opponents physical play, has to learn to deal with hits and hard checks...soft hands give him a very good maneuverability in the offensive zone...plays hard and commits a lot...good level of technique, could use some work on his long range passing...must get some mass to adapt to NA game...can draw a lot of penalties on his team's favour...a projected top-6 NHL forward...
Back In Russia:
Maxim Trunev is a product of Severstal Cherepovets hockey school, like Maxim Chudinov and Bogdan Kiselevich, other two interesting players. He always had good stats with the junior team and has started being part of Russia-90 in Daugavpils Cup in 2006, but strangely enough he has never been played in major tournaments. With Severstal-90 he won the McDonald's tournament in Canada in December 2007, where he posted a hat trick in the finals. On the following spring he has been drafted both in the NHL, by the Montreal Canadiens, and in the CHL, by the Portland Winter Hawks. He decided to spend this season in the KHL with Severstal in order to get playing time against men and if at first it seemed wrong, now the thing is paying off as he's getting consistent ice time even though he's playing in the team's fourth line.
2008-09 update: Despite having a good season with Severstal's main lineup, he has been overlooked by Sergei Nemchinov for the National junior team for the second consecutive year. This is a bit odd as he could add some nice speed and skills to the team. After a slow start of the season, when many thought it was an error to not report to the CHL, he made strides forward as he's now more noticeable on ice and less one-dimensioned, but the path in front of him is still long.
NHL Outlook:
While his style of play needs some work, Maxim Trunev looks like an intriguing prospect because of his raw speed and his skills. If he ever decides to report for Montreal, he will need a couple of seasoning in the AHL.
Statistics:
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM +/-
2009-10 U20 Team Russia (90) U20 WJC (Intl.)6 2 2 4 4 +1
2009-10 U20 Team Russia (90) U 20 Four Nations (Finland) (Intl.)3 0 2 2 4 +1
2008-09 Severstal-2 Russia 1st (Jrs) (Reg.)11 10 16 26 20
2008-09 Severstal (Cherepovers) KHL (Reg.)32 4 1 5 8 -2
2007-08 Severstal-2 Russia 1st (Jrs) (Reg.)36 28 32 60 0
2007-08 Severstal Cherepovets Super League (Reg.)1 0 0 0 0 0
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