Denis Bodrov
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Denis Bodrov

Hometown:

Moscow Russia

Currently Playing In:

Europe

Birthday:

1986-08-22

Position:

D

Eligible for draft:

2004

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2006

Height:

6-1

Acquired:

2nd round (55th overall), 2006

Weight:

192 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • F

History

2005-06: Denis Bodrov had a good season making the Junior national team for the World Championship thus getting every chance to showcase his ability. This past season was his first Super League season which he spent with Lada. He appeared in 37 regular season games tallying two goals and two assists.

2006-07: As a second-year player in the Russian Super League last season, Bodrov settled nicely into a regular role with Lada Togliatti, taking on increased responsibilities in all game situations, establishing himself as a physical presence in the league and showing flashes of offensive potential from the blueline.

Bodrov tallied seven points (one goal, six assists) and a plus-1 rating in 52 games. Perhaps most impressive were his 76 PIMs, a number indicative not of undisciplined play, but of his increased level of involvement.

2007-08: Bodrov continues to call the Russian Super League home, suiting up for Lada Togliatti (RUS). He appeared in eight games with Lada Togliatti 2 (RUS-3), where he recorded three goals and four assists. His stint with the club didn’t last long, as he was called up to the senior club for the remainder of the season. In 46 games, he managed two goals and nine assists and a 74 PIM total. Four postseason games saw Bodrov net one goal.

2008-09: Continuing his time in Russia with the KHL, Bodrov saw a trade mid season from Lada to HK Atlant. He would score 12 points over the course of his season, adding two in the post season.

2009-10: Mid-season, Bodrov would make the jump from his home with HK Atlant to North America, dressing in 17 games with Adirondack, scoring his first pro goal and three helpers.

2010-11: Bodrov returned to Russia after a brief stint in the AHL the previous season. In 45 games with Spartak Moscow he had career highs in goals (3) and assists (8); finishing minus-five with 46 penalty minutes. Spartak finished third in the Bobrov Division. Bodrov played in four playoff games and was minus-two with 2 assists and 4 penalty minutes.

2011-12: Bodrov played a career-high 53 games in his second season with Spartak Moscow and was second amongst Spartak defensemen with 20 points (one behind former Rangers' prospect Ivan Baranka). Bodrov scored 6 goals with 14 assists and was minus-17 with 32 penalty minutes. Spartak missed the KHL playoffs; finishing fifth in the Bobrov Division.

 

Talent Analysis

Bodrov is not big at 6'0, 185 pounds, but it doesn’t affect his game. He is a reliable defensive defenseman and a valuable special teams contributor.


 

Future

Bodrov is unlikely to play in North America.

 

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