Alexander Bumagin
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Alexander Bumagin

Hometown:

Togliatti Russia

Currently Playing In:

Europe

Birthday:

1987-03-01

Position:

LW

Eligible for draft:

2005

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2006

Height:

6-0

Acquired:

6th round (170th overall), 2006

Weight:

180 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • D

History

2004-05: Bumagin made his Super League (Russia 1) debut with Lada (Togliatti) and was also a member of Russia's '87 born U18 national team.

2005-06: Drafted in the 7th round by Edmonton.

2006-07: Still within the Lada Togliatti (RSL) system, the forward potted two goals and five points through 41 games this season. He also joined up with the Russian National U20 squad, scoring a pair of goals and eight points in six games at the WJC; Russia took Silver at the tournament.

2007-08: This was Bumagin’s first season with HK Atlant (RSL), a 31 game campaign that resulted in eight goals and 15 points, as well as a personal-best 37 penalty minutes.

2008-09: The HK Atlant (KHL) forward tallied four goals and 11 points through 40 games this season, his most extended look at the club to date. He also potted a pair of goals and three points through six playoff games. Don’t expect to see him in North America any time soon; he’s signed with HK Atlant through 2010.

2009-10: Bumagin skated in a career-high 51 games in his fifth pro season in Russia after going from HK Atlant to Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk. He scored 8 goals with 13 assists and was -4 with 28 PMs as Neftekhimik finished third in the Kharlamov Division. Bumagin was scoreless in three playoff games.

2010-11: Any notion that famed taskmaster Vladimir Krikunov would continue to help the enigmatic Bumagin reach his potential was short-lived. Bumagin had three points in four games for Neftekhnik (1 goal, 2 assists) before being dispatched to the KHL's weakest team, Novokuznetsk Metallurg. In 39 games with Metallurg he scored 6 goals with 5 assists and was -10 with 24 PMs on a Novokuznetsk team that won just 12 games all season.

2011-12: Bumagin skated in 43 games for Metallurg in his third season in Novokuznetsk. He scored 5 goals with 9 assists and was minus-four with 10 penalty minutes; averaging just under 16 minutes of ice time per game. Metallurg missed the KHL playoffs;  finishing fifth in the Chernyshev Division.

 

Talent Analysis

An effortless skater who can reach top speed by using just a few of his long, effective strides...plays with above-average agility and possesses a solid balance...boasts an impressive pair of hands which control the puck smoothly...utilizes on his strong instincts and the ability to find the open man...very good in one-on-one situations...willing to play in traffic, but doesn't play a physical style...releases a precise wrist shot...decent slap shot, which could be more accurate...his intensity off the puck drops off...doesn't show much commitment on defense.

 

Future

Bumagin has shown no inclination toward coming to North America and isn't likely to change course. He's a solid European pro and will likely play out his career in Russia.