Andrei Mironov

Hometown:

Moscow Russia

Currently Playing In:

Europe

Birthday:

1994-07-29

Position:

D

Eligible for draft:

2012

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2015

Height:

6-2

Acquired:

4th round (101st overall), 2015

Weight:

194 lbs.

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History

2010-11: Andrei Mironov skated for the Dynamo Moscow U20 and 1994-born team in Moscow first group play and joined the Spartak Moscow U18 team for the Russia Championship. He played for the Russia U17 team in the Four Nation’s Tournament. Mironov scored 2 goals with 1 assist and 20 penalty minutes in 28 games for the Dynamo U20 team and had 1 goal with 2 assists and 20 penalty minutes in 28 games for the club’s 1994’s. In six games for Spartak’s U18 team he had no points with 2 penalty minutes. Spartak finished second in Group A and reached the final game against Vityaz Podolsk, losing 3-1. Mironov was selected by Dynamo Moscow in the fourth round (103rd overall) in the 2011 KHL Draft.

2011-12: Mironov skated for HK MVD Balashikha in the MHL (Russia U22 league) and played for the Russia U18 team in the 2012 World Junior Championship. He scored 1 goal with 8 assists and was -1 with 87 penalty minutes in 59 regular season games. HC MVD finished sixth in the Central Division. Mironov was +4 with no points nor penalties in two relegation playoff games. He scored 1 goal and was +1 with no penalties in six games for the Russia U18 team. Russia lost 4-2 to Canada in the quarterfinals, defeating Germany, 4-1, in the tournament’s fifth-place game.

2012-13: Mironov played for Dynamo Moscow in the KHL as an 18-year-old and played for the Russia U20 team at the 2013 World Juniors. He had 5 assists and was +3 with 26 penalty minutes in 40 regular season games. Dynamo, after finishing second to SKA St. Petersburg in the Bobrov Division, captured the Gagarin Cup, defeating Chelyabinsk Traktor in the finals. Mironov scored 1 goal with 2 assists and was +7 with 8 penalty minutes in 18 playoff games. He played seven MHL games with HK MVD, including one playoff game, and was -1 with 1 assist and 4 penalty minutes. Mironov had no points and was +1 with six penalty minutes for the Russian Selects during the Subway Series tour in Canada and scored 1 goal with 1 assist and was +3 with 2 penalty minutes in seven games for Russia at the 2015 WJC. Hosting the tournament in Ufa, Russia finished third, defeating Canada, 6-5, in the bronze medal game. Mironov was ranked 17th amongst international skaters by Central Scouting in his second year of draft eligibility but was not selected in the 2013 NHL Draft.

2013-14: Mironov skated in 46 regular season games and seven playoff contests for Dynamo Moscow in his second KHL season. He played for Russia at the 2014 World Juniors. He scored 3 goals with 7 assists and had an even plus/minus with 16 penalty minutes during the regular season. Dynamo finished first in the Tarasov Division in the re-aligned KHL and was upset by Yaroslavl Lokomotiv in a first-round playoff series. Mironov had 1 assist and was +1 with 6 penalty minutes in the seven-game series. An assistant captain for Russia at the WJC, he scored 1 goal with 3 assists and was +3 with 4 penalty minutes in seven games. Russia finished third, defeating Canada 2-1 in the bronze medal game. Mironov was ranked 66th amongst international skaters in the Central Scouting final rankings but was not selected in the 2014 NHL Draft.

2014-15: Mironov skated in a career-high 52 KHL regular season games in his third season with Dynamo Moscow and played for the Russia men’s team in the Europe Hockey Trophy and World Championship tournaments. He scored 5 goals with 3 assists and was -4 with 20 penalty minutes during the regular season for Dynamo. After finishing second to CSKA Moscow in the Tarasov Division, the club reached the second round in the playoffs. Mironov had 1 assist and was -2 with 6 penalty minutes in 11 playoff games. He had 1 assist and was -3 with 14 penalty minutes in nine games playing in three of the four Europe Hockey Trophy tournaments. Mironov had 1 assist and was -1 with 2 penalty minutes in eight games at the World Championship. Russia won a silver medal, falling to Canada, 6-1, in the gold medal game. One of the oldest players eligible for the 2015 NHL Draft, Mironov was selected by Colorado in the fourth round (101st overall) in his fourth year of draft eligibility.

Talent Analysis

To call Mironov a bruising defenseman would be an understatement. Mironov has all the makings of an excellent stay-at-home defenseman and enough puck skills to help get the puck out of his zone and to his teammates.

Future

Drafted by the Avalanche as a 20-year-old in 2015, Mironov is now in his fourth season in the KHL with Dynamo Moscow in 2015-16. Signed by the Russian club through next season, Mironov projects as a punishing defensive defenseman. He played with the Russia national team at the 2015 World Championship and is more advanced than most draft prospects.

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