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6th round (178th overall), 2002 NHL Draft
Shevjev was a member of the Russian National ’84 team from 2000 onand has consistently been one of the team’s top centers. Shevjev is a product of the Elektrostal hockey school. He has been in the Elemash Elektrostal’s organization for most of his career. His first debut with the main team in the Upper League came during the 2000-01 season. He played seven games that season and established himself on the team during the 2001-02 season, when he earned consistent ice time with big club.
Maxim Sheviev is a sniper. He sees the ice well and usually plays the role of a finisher on a play. He knows his responsibilities well and is rarely caught out of position. Sheviev possesses a great slap shot – well aimed and with a sting. In the open ice, he tends to avoid contact, shying away from physical play. However, Sheviev possesses solid size at 6'0 and 178 pounds, and he does not hesitate to drive through the opposition towards the net. He works hard to get in position for the rebound in front of the net.
Shevjev has carved out a niche as a shutdown role player over his last three seasons in Russia's High League He does not appear to factor into the Sabres future plans.