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Name: Konstantin KorneevMontreal Canadiens (#275/2002 NHL Draft)

Rating: 81
Height: 180cm/5'11"
Weight: 80kg/176.0 lb
Position: Defenseman
Shoots: Left
Born: 1984-05-06
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

Game Worn Jerseys:
2001-02 Soviet Wings (Moscow) Home - Available
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09/12/2009 Konstantin Barulin gets a new contract, posts a win in his first match of the season

Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) -  After the turbolences in the summer negotiations with CSKA Moscow, goalkeeper Konstantin Barulin (St. Louis Blues) got a new contract after he declared to be financially dissatisfied as we reported on August 27th. CSKA's president Vyacheslav Fetisov offered him a new contract, which terms weren't disclosed, and the goalie replied with a 22 saves win in the first CSKA match of the season against Dinamo Moscow, won in the overtime thanks to a doubly by Denis Parshin (Colorado Avalanche). Captain Konstantin Korneev (Montreal Canadiens) was on roster too and he had an assist, just like Alexander Nikulin (Phoenix Coyotes), while Maxim Goncharov (Phoenix Coyotes) has been pointless.
05/12/2009 Mass move from CSKA to Salavat?

Continental Hockey League (KHL) -  On the russian press arisen the rumor that several players might move from CSKA Moscow to Salavat Yulaev Ufa. The players listed were: Konstantin Korneev (Montreal Canadiens), Denis Parshin (Colorado Avalanche), Sergei Shirokov (Vancouver Canucks), Oleg Saprykin (Ottawa Senators) and Denis Kulyash (Nashville Predators). Let's remember that CSKA just underwent to a lot of changes, having now a new president (Vyacheslav Fetisov) and a new head coach (Sergei Nemchinov)
04/29/2009 Konstantin Korneev (Montreal Canadiens) added to Russia's roster for the WC

World Championships -  After the injury obtained by Anton Volchenkov (Ottawa Senators) and Fedor Tyutin (Columbus Blue Jackets), Vyacheslav Bykov decided to add Konstantin Korneev (Montreal Canadiens) to the roster for the tournament's second stage. Korneev's first match will be played on tuesday against team Sweden.
04/13/2009 Second match in Austria, prospects shine
04/10/2009 Russia overcomes Austria in preparation match
02/06/2009 Bykov calls Maxim Goncharov (Phoenix Coyotes) to the National Team's roster
02/04/2009 Russia roster for LG Hockey Games in Sweden (Euro Tour)
01/12/2009 Konstantin Korneev named KHL Defender of the week
11/07/2008 Russian Hockey Federation anounces roster for Karjala Cup
06/15/2008 New scouting report update added to Konstantin Korneev (Montreal Canadiens)'s profile
11/06/2007 Team Russia lines announced!
10/16/2007 Vyacheslav Bykov announces Team Russia roster for Karjala Cup
10/16/2007 Vyacheslav Bykov announces Team Russia roster for Karjala Cup
08/07/2007 Konstantin Korneev (Montreal Canadiens)'s profile resolved, 2006-07 season recap added
08/06/2007 Web Site News: Issue with Ilya Zubov (Ottawa Senators) and Konstantin Korneev (Montreal Canadiens) profiles being resolved
08/05/2007 Alessandro's Picks: Rising Star Konstantin Korneev (Montreal Canadiens)
04/27/2007 Alexei Kaigorodov (Phoenix Coyotes), Konstantin Korneev (Montreal Canadiens) and Alexei Mikhnov (Edmonton Oilers) are final cuts
03/22/2007 Quarterfinals - 2: Artem Anisimov (New York Rangers) lights it up again
06/01/2005 Sergei Kotov joins HC MVD (Tver), but unable to bring over his young
06/17/2004 Ak Bars sign Andrei Pervyshin (St. Louis Blues) create a collection of Russia’s best small defensemen
05/19/2004 Konstantin Korneev (Montreal Canadiens) signs contract extension with his Russian Super League club
Scouting Evaluations:
Shirokov and Parshin shine in CSKA's big victory against Atlant
Round 4 - Moscow rival clash: CSKA vs. Spartak detailed recap
Talent Analysis:

2007-08 update: A smooth skating two way defender...probably the most improved prospect in the 2006/07 season where he even played in the national team...very good skater with big strides...thanks to his skating is useful in the penalty killing...sometimes he suffers of concentration lapses...likes to hunt the puck carrier and sometimes exaggerates a bit...has bulked up a bit and became more physical...very good vision of the ice and hockey sense...good passer and stickhandler, uses his technique to be a dangerous player in the offensive zone...has a good, quick slapshot but rarely uses it...could become a good NHL defenseman if he keeps progressing and if he became a tad more physical and aggressive on defense...


2006-07 Super League Playoffs Scouting Report: An average sized defenseman�sees the ice very well�mobile on his feet, but at times plays more like a center than a defenseman, which could be good, but could also be dangerous�gained some mass over the past couple of seasons and can now better hold his own against opponents physically � especially at the boards�doesn�t hesitate to rush the puck up the ice and can do it with above average puck handling skill�rarely uses his shot, though capable of releasing a quick slap shot from the blue line or skate in for a wrister from closer range.
Main Scouting Report: Konstantin Korneev is an average sized offensive defenseman. �Standing at around 5�11 and 180 pounds, he does not possess an imposing presence in his own zone. �He is responsible defensively � sees the ice well and plays a solid positional game. �If he is unable to push the opponent out of the way, he neutralizes him positionally or ties him up. �Konstantin�s upside is his offensive talent. �He sees the ice very well and is quite capable of making the go ahead or carry the puck up himself. �Konstantin skates very well and has very good lateral and backwards movement. �He also possesses an above average slap shot, as well as an impressive wrist shot. Offensively, Konstantin was one of the more gifted defensemen in his age group, capably filling in at center and joining in on offense when necessary. �Korneev�s main down side is his lack of size. He has the work ethic, the hockey sense and the technical ability to become a force in the NHL, but he will never have a large frame and will have to make most with what he has. �Even if he bulks up, he will still be an undersized. The lack of size does not only impact his ability to push around bigger opponents, but also impacts a number of other strength related areas such as his shot.� Korneev has, however progressed in the maturity of his play and his level of strength, especially in the recent two seasons.
Back In Russia:
2006-07: During the summer of 2006, Korneev signed a two year contract with HC CSKA, moving on from his marginal role with Ak Bars. While with CSKA, he rapidly took over one of the leadership roles, consistently skating on the top defensive pairing. Korneev also debuted on Russia�s national team and showed a lot of promise. 2004-06: Konstantin Korneev spent these two seasons skating for HC Ak Bars in Kazan. He never rose to a prominent role with the wealthy Super League team, but did learn significantly by playing with an impressive defensive cast, especially during the 2005-06 NHL lockout season, when he got an opportunity to learn from the likes of Ruslan Salei and Darius Kasparaitis. To sum it up, Korneev was consistently developing, but not standing out in his third pairing duties. 2003-04: Korneev has reportedly signed a contract with Ak Bars Kazan, the team that the Soviet Wings former head coach went to as an assistant after the Moscow club�s implosion. Montreal�s management seemed to have been pleased with the young player�s development, but it is unclear if the NHL club has any immediate plans for him. Look for him to have marginal impact on the defensively deep Kazan squad. He will not match his numbers or minutes from this season, but the experience will expand Korneev�s development, as he will get to learn from the best defensemen in Russia. 2002-03: Well, Konstantin Korneev didn�t experience a much needed growth spurt, but otherwise his season was solid. The young defenseman showed a lot of versatility, skating on the first line of the collapsing Soviet Wings club. The team ended up being relegated out of the Super League, and Korneev is unlikely to remain with them. The talented defenseman also played an important role on Russia�s squad at the U20 WJC in Canada, helping his team win the gold medals. Though he spent the tournament playing defense, he was considered Russia�s fifth center, in case one of the forwards suffered an injury during the tournament.

Konstantin Korneev was born in Moscow Russia and has played in the Soviet Wings system his whole life. He made his debut on the Soviet Wings junior farm team during the 99-00, playing a single game during the regular season. Konstantin has been a member of the Russian National �84 team since it�s creation in the beginning of the 2000-01 season. He steadily rose through the team�s ranks and shone at the 2002 U18 WJC in Slovakia. There he lead all of Russia�s defensemen in scoring with 7 points (2+5) and, as mentioned earlier, even saw ice time at the center position after Dmitri Kazionov suffered an injury. Konstantin spent most of the 2001-02 regular season in the Soviet Wings system, playing for Soviet Wings 2 and �85 squads. He dominated at both levels, averaging almost three points per game on the �85 squad and a point per game with Soviet Wings 2. During the 2001-02 season, Konstantin also made his Super League debut with the Soviet Wings. He played only four regular season games in January and February, yet still registered 2 assists. More importantly, the Soviet Wings coaches had faith in him to field Konstantin in the first round of the 2002 Super League playoffs against the eventual champion, Lokomotiv Yaroslavl. During the 2002-03 season, Konstantin largely held a spot on the top defensive pairing of the struggling Soviet Wings team. During the summer of 2003, he moved on to Ak Bars Kazan, where he made a very good impression during the preseason.
NHL Outlook:
Though Konstantin Korneev�s stock appeared to shoot up dramatically after the U18 WJC, he was still the 31st Russian player picked at the draft despite being 34th ranked by the CSB among European skaters. The obvious why he fell in the draft is his small size. The Montreal Canadiens finally chose Konstantin in the 9th round, 275th overall. With this late pick, the Canadiens may have gotten a hidden gem. Despite his smaller stature, Konstantin is developing into a solid defenseman. Battle tested in the Super League, as well as with the U20 national team, Konstantin Korneev is developing into a solid prospect. Facing increased competition with Ak Bars Kazan, the young defenseman responded and delivered a couple of solid seasons with the wealthy Super League club. He then took the next step in his career with HC CSKA during the 2006-07 season, consistently skating on that team�s top defensive pairing, deservingly receiving a call up to Russia�s national squad. Korneev will continue to be one of the key defensemen for HC CSKA during 2007-08 and should take another step forward on the national team, taking on a more key role.
Statistics:
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM +/-
2008-09 CSKA (Moscow) KHL (Reg.)54 6 16 22 46 14
2007-08 CSKA (Moscow) Super League (Playoffs)6 0 1 1 0 -3
2007-08 Team Russia LG Games (EuroTour) (Intl.)3 0 1 1 0 0
2007-08 CSKA (Moscow) Super League (Reg.)57 6 18 24 52 20
2006-07 Team Russia Channel 1 Games (EuroTour) (Reg.)2 0 0 0 0 0
2006-07 Team Russia LG Sweden Games (Reg.)3 0 0 0 0 0
2006-07 CSKA (Moscow) Super League (Reg.)53 8 13 21 40 -2
2005-06 Ak Bars (Kazan) Super League (Playoffs)4 0 0 0 0 0
2005-06 Ak Bars (Kazan) Super League (Reg.)34 1 3 4 12 +2
2004-05 Ak Bars (Kazan) Super League (Playoffs)1 0 0 0 0 0
2004-05 Ak Bars (Kazan) Super League (Reg.)35 0 4 4 10 +6
2003-04 Ak Bars (Kazan) Super League (Playoffs)8 0 1 1 2 -
2003-04 U20 Team Russia U20 WJC (Intl.)6 0 5 5 6 +2
2003-04 Team Russia Karjala Cup (EuroTour)3 0 0 0 0 -1
2003-04 Ak Bars (Kazan) Super League (Reg.)54 1 5 6 8 -
2003-04 Team Russia 84 4 Nations Tourn. (Intl.)3 1 0 1 0 -
2002-03 Soviet Wings Super League (Reg.)49 2 8 10 28 -11
2002-03 Team Russia 83 4 Nations Tourn. (Intl.)3 1 0 1 0 2
2002-03 U20 Team Russia U20 IIHF WJC (Intl.)6 0 2 2 4 10
2001-02 Team Russia 84 5 Nations Tourn. (Intl.)5 0 0 0 0 -5
2001-02 U18 Team Russia U18 WJC IIHF (Intl.)8 2 5 7 0 12
2001-02 Soviet Wings 85 Junior League (Playoffs)12 12 18 30 24 -
2001-02 Soviet Wings 85 Junior League (Reg.)13 4 25 29 20 -
2001-02 Soviet Wings 2 1st League (Juniors)26 9 19 28 44 -
2001-02 Soviet Wings Super League (Playoffs)2 0 0 0 2 -
2001-02 Soviet Wings Super League (Reg.)4 2 0 2 0 -
2000-01 Soviet Wings 2 1st League (Juniors)0 0 0 0 0 -
2000-01 Team Moscow Regional Tourn. (Juniors)5 0 3 3 2 -
2000-01 Team Russia 84 4 Nations Tourn. (Intl.)3 0 1 1 2 -1
2000-01 Team Russia 84 Jr Olympic Games (Intl.)4 0 0 0 6 -2
1999-00 Soviet Wings 2 1st League (Juniors)1 0 0 0 2 -
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