Artem Grushnikov

Defenseman
Hamilton Bulldogs/OHL
Height: 6’2″/ Weight: 174 lbs.
Artem Grushnikov

Size/Strength     Excellent
Skating       Great
Shot/Scoring      Good
Puckhandling      Good
Physical Play       Great
Offensive Play     Good
Defensive Play     Excellent
Hockey Sense      Great
Competitiveness  Good

Strengths

1. Russian Defenseman has great size and skating ability
2. His gap control, positioning, body and stick positions, and passing decisions all appear to be advanced well beyond his years
3. Excellent puck distributer all around on the attack; knows where the pucks should go and gets it there crisply.

Areas for improvement

  1.  Need to be a little more involved offensively
  2. Learning when to jump into the offensive attack

Scouting Report:

Despite his youth and talent, Grushnikov’s gap control, positioning, body and stick positions, and passing decisions all appear to be advanced well beyond his years. The Russian defenseman has great size and skating ability and is a calm and poised puck carrier with four direction mobility. Grushnikov is quick enough to stay with the smaller, elusive opposing forwards and outmuscles opposing players for pucks in the low defensive zone. Artem is a terrific stretch passer and is an excellent puck distributer all around on the attack. He knows exactly where the puck should be going and gets it there crisply. He is a solid option on the 2nd powerplay unit; he is very good at walking the blue line to open passing and shooting lanes; Grushnikov is also a deceptive attacker who uses fake shots to freeze defenders, then passing to an open teammate. Artem has the ability to be a little more involved offensively, as he has great skating ability (more in terms of edges/mobility than raw speed) and underrated hands. Artem Grushnikov has all the makings of a reliable shutdown defenseman, with the upside of a top-pair defenseman. According to the most recent mock drafts, Grushnikov is likely going to be a mid-first round pick.

Skill:

A safe, steady shutdown defensemen that has the potential to be a top pair defenseman

Style Comparison: Jaccob Slavin

NHL Potential: Top 4 shutdown defenseman

SeasonTeamLeagueGPGPTS
2018-19Russia U17International-Jr2325
2019-20Krasnaya Armiya MoskvaMHL2915
2019-20Russia U18Russia U18213
Artem Grushnikov Stats-Past 3 years
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