Anton Krysanov
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Anton Krysanov

Hometown:

Togliatti Russia

Currently Playing In:

Europe

Birthday:

1987-03-25

Position:

C

Eligible for draft:

2005

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2005

Height:

6-3

Acquired:

5th round (148th overall), 2005

Weight:

198 lbs.

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History

2004-05: Made his Super League debut with Lada Togliatti, starting off strong, but fading after a couple of dozen games. He will be expected to step up next season.

2005-06: Continued to grow with Lada in top league for the second straight season. There were a lot of distractions early on this season when the team’s biggest sponsor and financial backer slashed the team’s payroll in half. Fortunately being young and not demanding that large of a salary, his status with the team remained the same throughout the season.Having lost a lot of their top players, Anton Krysanov and others stepped up and played a bigger role with the team. He centered one of the team’s top lines, helping Togliatti work through the adversity.

2006-07: Played for Lada for the third consective year. Offensive production picked up as he finished tenth in team scoring. Was third is assists (15). Saw minutes increase as a result. Played for Team Russia at WJC.

2007-08: Played his fourth season with Lada Togliatti in the old RSL. Posted career highs in goals (9) and points (20). Finished fifth in team scoring. His production was up for the third straight year.

2008-09: In 46 games with Tolyatti Lada of the KHL, he posted 8 goals and 11 assists.

2009-10: Playing for Moscow Dynamo of the KHL, Krysanov posted 8 goals and 6 assists in 41 games.

2010-11: Krysanov skated for Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk, his third team in three years, in Russia's KHL. Playing in mostly a lower line, two-way checking role for Neftekhimik, he scored 4 goals with 9 assists and was -4 with 12 PMs. Neftekhimik finished fourth in the Kharlamov Division and lost in the first round of the KHL playoffs. Krysanov played in five of seven games in the first-round series and had 1 goal with 2 PMs.

2011-12: Krysanov split the season between KHL Kharlamov Division rivals Nizhnekamsk and Khanty-Mansiysk Yugra in Eastern Russia – playing in a limited role for both clubs. He was scoreless and minus-three in eight games with Nizhnekamsk. In 10 games for Yugra he scored 2 goals with 4 assists and was minus-one with 2 penalty minutes. Yugra reached the KHL playoffs and in five post-season games Krysanov was minus-one with 1 goal and 1 assist.

 

Talent Analysis

Krysanov is a big checking center with strong balance and a good overall awareness both offensively and defensively. He is a tough player for the opposition to play against as he uses his physicality to be solid on the draws and along the wall. The big man also has a nice passing touch and is a smart passer with good vision.

 

Future

Has yet to show that he is willing to make the move to North Anerica and is likely to remain in Russia.