Konstantin started his career in Arkhangelsk Spartak hockey school. He has always been dominant against players his own age. After being noticed by Yaroslavl scouts he was brought into their junior ranks at the age of 14. He worked his way through the Yaroslavl organization to the Yaroslavl farm team that plays in the Russian High League in 2001.(One level below the Russian Super League) He did not look out of place as a 16 year old in a men’s league scoring 19 points in 25 games. He earned regular status in the Russian Super League in 2002-03 for Yaroslavl and has been effective but his numbers don’t reflect a solid offensive output. He scored only 7 points in 34 games in the RSL in 2003-04 after scoring the same amount of points in only 13 games the previous season.
2007-08: It’s not sure when he’ll make the jump to North America, so in the meantime Glazachev has continued to play in the Russian leagues. He called Metallurg Novokuznetsk home this season and he put up decent numbers. Not known for his scoring, he registered 16 points (7g+9a) in 50 games.
2008-09: Glazachev joined Barys Astana in Russia’s re-christened KHL as a 23-year-old and had the breakout season that many scouts had predicted. He skated in all 56 games for the first time in his career, playing alongside former Lokomotiv teammate and one-time Oilers prospect Maxim Spirdonov and was the team’s second-leading scorer. Glazachev scored 28 goals with 24 assists; finishing -6 with 30 PMs. Barys Astana finished 16th in the 24-team league. In three playoff games Glazachov scored 3 goals with 2 PMs.
2009-10: Glazachev was Barys Astana’s second-leading goal scorer despite missing 14 games due to injury. His 16 goals were second only to Maxim Spiridonov’s, 24, and he had 15 assists with a -10 plus/minus and 18 PMs. Barys Astana finished third in the Chernyshev Division. Glazachev was scoreless and -2 in two playoff games.
2010-11: Glazachev and Maxim Spiridonov went from Barys Astana to Dinamo Minsk – another middle-of-the-pack club. Glazachev was the leading scorer for Dinamo with 12 goals and a team-high 24 assists and was +1 with 28 PMs in 52 games. Minsk reached the KHL playoffs after finishing fourth in the Tarasov Division and in seven playoff games Glazachev scored 2 goals with 4 assists and was -3 with 2 PMs.
Talent AnalysisKonstantin plays a power forward's game. According to a scout: "Glazachev is a really big kid who looks like a real NHL prospect. He has everything you look for in a player you would draft.In league games he plays as a perfect power forward. I'd compare him to a Shanahan as far as style. Yaroslavl loves big players, with NHL potential."
Konstantin Glazachev is a big, strong forward and plays a high-energy style of game with plenty of confidence and intensity. Glazachev is a skater with a powerful stride and an excellent slapshot. He tends to overhandle the puck at times and will need to use his teammates more as he develops.