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Alexander Perevalov is not a household name for the 2022 NHL Draft but is making a strong case to become one. After a mediocre 2020-2021 MHL season where Perevalov put up only 6 points in 17 games, he started making waves with his performance in the Hlinka Gretzky Cup.
where he had 5 points in 5 games in the tournament. In his second season playing for Loko Yaroslavl of the MHL, Perevalov has had a breakout season, scoring 23 goals and 25 assists for 48 points in 38 games. Although he still has plenty of areas of his game he needs to improve, he has the skill to be at the top 6 forward at the NHL level.
Physical Play Average
Offensive Play Great
Defensive Play Average
Hockey Sense Great
- Perevalov is a very skilled winger who can create with his hands and playmaking.
- He is a jack of all trades, and has a very good all-around game for his age.
- Has good vision and great puck skills, along with the ability to find teammates the tight windows.
Areas of Improvement
- Has to improve his play away from the puck.
- His skating is not elite.
- He is thinking offense more often than not and it sometimes hurts him when his team is in their own end.
Alexander Perevalov is a well-balanced, offensively-minded player, who is a great playmaker with good vision and great puck skills. His strongest skill is his puck handling ability which is especially impressive in tight under pressure. He always seems to shake off opposing players to open up passing and shooting lanes. Perevalov’s skating is not elite but he has a good stride, is strong on his edges, and his motor always seems to be running, allowing him to be a part of every play. It’s very rare not to notice Perevalov when he is on the ice. He is also very aggressive on the forecheck and backcheck, creating opportunities off of mishandled exits by the opponent. The inconsistent part of Perevalov’s game is his defensive ability. He is thinking offense more often than not and it sometimes hurts him when his team is in their own end.
He must also improve on his play away from the puck as well. My NHL Comparison for Perevalov is Vinny Prospal, who was a very solid playmaking winger during his time in the NHL.
Like Prospal, his skill might not pop out at you, but he will get the job done and put up around 50 points a season. Overall, Perevalov is an exciting prospect whose draft stock is
on the rise.
Skill: Offensively-minded winger with good vision, hands, and borderline elite puckhandling ability
NHL Comparison: Vinny Prospal
NHL Potential: Top 6 Playmaking Winger
|2020-21||Lokomotiv-2004 Yaroslavl U17||Russia U17||6||4||11|
|2021-22||Russia U18||Hlinka Gretzky Cup||5||3||5|