Ilja Kablukov

Hometown:

Moscow Russia

Currently Playing In:

Europe

Birthday:

1988-01-18

Position:

LW

Eligible for draft:

2006

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2007

Height:

6-2

Acquired:

5th round (146th overall), 2007

Weight:

183 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • D

History

2006-07: Kablukov saw limited minutes in 24 games with CSKA Moscow of the Russian SuperLeague.  He failed to register a single point, however.

2007-08: There was a marked increase in the lanky Russian’s production this season with CSKA, as he tallied four goals and nine assists in 50 games.

2008-09: Kablukov moved from powerhouse CSKA Moscow to middle-of-the-pack Nizhny Novgorod Torpedo in Russia's newly-christened KHL. He saw limited time in 42 games with Torpedo, scoring 1 goal with 3 assists and 8 PMs. Kablukov was scoreless and had 4 PMs in three playoff games.

2009-10: Kablukov joined Spartak Moscow as a 21-year-old and skated in a career-high 54 games in his fifth pro season. He scored 5 goals with 7 assists and was -7 with 24 PMs in a lower line role for the club, which finished third in the Bobrov Division. Kablukov played in 4 of 10 playoff games and was -3 with no points nor penalties.

2010-11: Kablukov played in 11 games for Spartak Moscow before a mid-season trade sent him to Mytischi Atlant. After being -5 with 2 assists and 8 PMs, Kablukov benefited from increased ice time with Mytischi. In 25 games he scored 4 goals with 3 assists and was an even plus/minus with 8 PMs. After finishing second in the Tarasov Division during the season, Atlant reached the KHL Finals. In 13 playoff games Kablukov was +3 with 1 assist and 2 PMs.

2011-12: Kablukov spent his first full season with Atlant Mytischi in the KHL. Playing a support line role in his fifth season in Russia's top league, he scored 4 goals with 3 assists in 46 games and was an even plus/minus with 20 penalty minutes. Atlant reached the West Conference semifinals after finishing second in the Tarasov Division. In 12 playoff games Kablukov scored two goals – including one game-winner – and was minus-four with 2 penalty minutes.

 

Talent Analysis

Kablukov is similar in many ways to one of the Canucks’ few Russian draft picks, Artem Chubarov.  A solid two-way player, Kablukov has shown surprising offensive abilities against players his own age.  With his size and two-way abilities, Kablukov is a steady and reliable player at both ends of the ice.


 

Future

Kablukov has yet to arrive in North America and may never do so.  He is a Russian draft pick from the Burke era, so it remains to be seen if he is even on the radar for the current regime.