Alexander Dergachyov

Hometown:

Langepas Russia

Currently Playing In:

Europe

Birthday:

1996-09-27

Position:

C

Eligible for draft:

2015

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2015

Height:

6-4

Acquired:

3rd round (74th overall), 2015

Weight:

201 lbs.

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History

2011-12: Alexander Dergachyov skated for the Neftyanik Almetievsk 1996-born team in the Povolzhie region of Russia. 

2012-13: Dergachyov made his debut in Russia’s U22 MHL B league with Sputnik Almetievsk as a 16-year-old and was one of the top scorers for the Netyanik Almetievsk 1996’s. He scored 1 goal with 1 assist and was -4 with 24 penalty minutes in 12 regular season games for Sputnik. Dergachyov had 2 assists and was +4 with 4 penalty minutes in seven MHL B playoff games. He scored 34 goals with 37 assists playing for Neftyanik. Dergachyov was selected by SKA St. Petersburg in the first round (19th overall) in the 2013 KHL Draft. 

2013-14: Dergachyov skated for SKA-1946 St. Petersburg in the MHL and played for the Russia U18 team in the 2014 World Junior Championship. In 46 regular season games for SKA-1946 he scored 12 goals with 9 assists and was +12 with 30 penalty minutes. SKA finished fifth in the North-West Division and reached the playoff quarterfinals. Dergachyov scored 1 goal with 1 assist and had an even plus/minus with 2 penalty minutes in 10 playoff games. He was +1 with no points nor penalties in five games for Russia at the WJC. Russia finished fifth, falling 3-2 to the Czech Republic in the quarterfinals. 

2014-15: Dergachyov was the third-leading scorer for SKA-1946 St. Petersburg in his second MHL season and played for Russia in the Subway Series in Canada and at the 2015 U20 World Junior Championship. In 45 regular season games for SKA-1946 he scored 10 goals with 29 assists and was +5 with 52 penalty minutes. St. Petersburg was second in the North-West Division before reaching the the MHL Finals against Chaika. Dergachyov scored 11 goals with 7 assists and was +11 with 10 penalty minutes in 19 playoff games. He scored 1 goal with 3 assists and was +2 with 2 penalty minutes in seven games for Russia at the WJC. Russia captured a silver medal, falling to Canada 5-4 in a wild gold medal game. Dergachyov had 2 assists in six games during the Subway Series. He was ranked 17th amongst international skaters in the Central Scouting final rankings and was selected by Los Angeles in the third round (74th overall) in the 2015 NHL Draft. He was selected by Shawinigan in the first round (40th overall) in the 2015 CHL Import Draft. 

2015-16: Dergachyov remained in Russia rather than playing in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League with Shawinigan — skating in 33 games for SKA St. Petersburg in the KHL as a 19-year-old. He also played two games for SKA-Neva in the VHL and one game with the SKA-1946 junior team and skated for Russia’s U20 team at the World Junior Championship. Dergachyov scored 2 goals and was -2 with 4 penalty minutes in limited ice time during the regular season for SKA. The defending champions finished first in the Bobrov Division and are pushing to win a second straight title. Dergachyov has averaged 11 minutes of ice time per game in 10 playoff games and is -1 with 2 penalty minutes. He had 2 assists and was +4 with 2 penalty minutes in seven games for the silver medal-winning Russia U20 team at the WJC. 

Talent Analysis

Dergachyov is a solid center with excellent size, great skating and a soft set of hands. Moreover, he showcased strong work ethic and a good tendency to win board battles. A very intriguing prospect with his combination of size and technical skills, Dergachyov probably lacks NHL top-line potential, but he has all the tools to become a very solid core player as he can play any offensive role in any situation.

Future

Dergachyov is playing in the KHL in Russia as a 19-year-old in 2015-16. Seeing limited ice time with the defending Gagarin Cup champions, Kings' fans saw a glimpse of his ability to dominate the play against players his own age during his time with the Russia U20 at the World Juniors in Finland. His combination of size and skill fits the model of many of the forwards currently skating with Los Angeles. How soon he is willing to make the move to North America remains to be seen.

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