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Name: Anton KlementyevNew York Islanders (#122/2009 NHL Draft)

Rating: 75
Height: 185cm/6'1"
Weight: 90kg/198.0 lb
Position: Defenseman
Shoots: Right
Born: 1990-03-25
Birthplace: Togliatti, Russia

Game Worn Jerseys:
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WJC Final Roster (12/26/2009)
Interview with Brock Otten (10/08/2009)
Russian players to the CHL: a breakdown (09/14/2009)
WJC Orientation camp (08/09/2009)
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09/27/2009 Anton Klementyev (New York Islanders) signed to an entry level contract

National Hockey League (NHL) -  It looks like Anton Klementyev (New York Islanders) has been signed by his NHL team to an entry level deal. The young defenseman, who's struggling getting a spot in Lokomotiv Yaroslavl's lineup, was on the Isles training camp and has skated in some preseason matches. He's expected to start the year in the AHL, for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.
08/09/2009 WJC Orientation camp

U20 World Junior Championships -  FHR website recently pubblished the list of the players called by Vladimir Plyuschev who will take part to the WJC Orientation camp and to the preparation matches that will be played in America against two different Team USA. The games will be played in August 11th, 12th, 14th and 15th in Lake Placid. The drafted players in the camp will be Anton Klementyev (New York Islanders) and Dmitry Kugryshev (Washington Capitals). Goalkeeper Alexander Pechursky (Pittsburgh Penguins) (Pittsburgh Penguins) has been called, but Metallurg Magnitogorsk asked and obtained to let the player train and prepare towards the new season with his home club. Nikita Filatov (Columbus Blue Jackets) (Columbus Blue Jackets) and Dmitry Kulikov (Florida Panthers) (Florida Panthers) have been asked by their NHL teams not to join the camp, while Vyacheslav Voinov (Los Angeles Kings) (Los Angeles Kings) and Evgeni Grachev (New York Rangers) (New York Rangers) are out for injuries. (roster informations) READ MORE
07/14/2009 28 players called to the WJC orientation camp

Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) -  Russian Junior National Team Head coach Vladimir Plyuschev called 28 players to the WJC Orientation Camp that will feature friendly matches with American teams. The team will be in Lake Placid, New York, from August 8th to 17th. Nikita Filatov (Columbus Blue Jackets) and Dmitry Kulikov (Florida Panthers) weren't called as Plyuschev was asked by their NA teams not to be brought in these series, while other players, like Igor Bobkov (Anaheim Mighty Ducks), Kirill Kabanov and Evgeny Kuznetsov are thought as too young for now. NHL prospect called are Alexander Pechursky (Pittsburgh Penguins), Anton Klementyev (New York Islanders), Dmitry Kugryshev (Washington Capitals), Andrei Loktionov (Los Angeles Kings) and Kirill Petrov (New York Islanders). READ MORE
07/13/2009 Evgeny Lapenkov and Anton Klementyev (New York Islanders) didn't attend camp
07/10/2009 Evgeny Lapenkov and Anton Klementyev (New York Islanders) invited to Development camp
07/01/2009 2009 Import Draft: 20 players drafted from the former Soviet Union. Stanislav Galiev first overall pick
06/28/2009 Web Site News: Anton Klementyev's profile updated and made public
Talent Analysis:
A reliable defensive defenseman…right stick, plays on right side…average-to-good skating…good speed and acceleration…hard to be knocked off the puck, he has very good stability and balance on skates…can work on his agility and mobility…average technical skills…he tries to play simple and isn’t creative with the puck…doesn’t have the skills for an opening pass…relies mostly on tape-to-tape passes…playing his simple way he rarely makes errors with the puck…can release a quick shot, but has to work on it…good mental game, plays hard…strong player along the boards…good physical presence, but he must put it on ice more constantly…good overall conditioning…good defensive hockey sense, knows when to step up and when to be patient not anticipating too much…rarely off position back in the zone…knows how shadow shots, isn’t scared by the puck while defending…mainly a stay-at-home defenseman who can occasionally showcase a not bad touch…a reliable player…
Back In Russia:
Anton Klementyev is a Togliatti born defenseman who moved to Yaroslavl to play in the productive Lokomotiv system. He never been a core player in the 1990 national team, but his consistent play with Lokomotiv junior farm team convinced Nemchinov to call him for the late April 2009 Tyumen Cup.
NHL Outlook:
Despite being not a highly touted prospect, Anton Klementyev has been drafted in the 4th round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. The Islanders must have been intrigued by his reliable, consistent play in the defensive zone and decided to take a gamble. As far as now he's a long shot for the NHL, but he can develop well and raise his overall level of play if he gains the due experience in the next couple of seasons.
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM +/-
2009-10 U20 Team Russia (90) U20 WJC (Intl.)6 0 0 0 4 +2
2008-09 U20 Team Russia (1990) Tyumen Region Cup (Intl.)4 0 1 1 6 +2
2008-09 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl KHL (Reg.)1 0 0 0 0 0
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