2007-08: Still in Severstal’s system, Maxim Trunev appeared with Severstal-2 Cherepovets of the Rus-3 league this season. In 36 games he tallied 28 goals and 60 points
2008-09: Trunev completed his first full season with the KHL's Severstal Cherepovets franchise and had a limited impact with the club. In 34 games, he accounted for four goals and added one assist.
2009-10: In 30 games with Cherepovets Severstal, Trunev would score 3 goals and 2 assists.
2010-11: Trunev appeared in 39 KHL games for Severstal Cherpovets as a 20-year-old and also played for Severstal's MHL affiliate Almaz. In 39 regular season games, he scored 1 goal with 6 assists and was +1 with 20 PMs on a Severstal team that finished third in the Tarasov Division. Trunev was scoreless and -3 with 2 PMs in six playoff games. In 17 MHL games with Almaz (including playoffs) he scored 11 goals with 14 assists and had 60 PMs.
2011-12: Trunev played the full 2011-12 season for the KHL Severstal Cherepovets where he scored four goals along with six assists in 49 games. The young winger received more playing time than the previous season. The talented offensive Russian played in only two games of the five games series loss against Altant in the quarter-final of the KHL playoffs. He contributed an assists on the only goal scored by his team in the deciding game but saw only six minutes of total ice time in the game. After his Severstal Cherepovets team was knocked out of the 2012 KHL playoff, Maxim Trunev was loaned to Almaz Cherepovets for the MHL playoffs where the talented offensive winger scored three goals along with two assists while taking only four PIMs in eight MHL playoff games.
2012-13: Trunev skated in a lower line role for Lokomotiv Yaroslavl in his fifth KHL season. Skating on a re-built Yaroslavl squad that replaced the team that was lost in the tragic plane crash of September 2011, he scored a career-high 6 goals with 2 assists in 41 games and was an even plus/minus with 24 penalty minutes; averaging 10:44 minutes of ice time. Yaroslavl finished second in the Tarasov Division. Trunev appeared in one playoff game in the six-game series with Severstal and had no points nor penalty minutes in seven minutes of ice time. In May 2013 he was signed by KHL expansion team Admiral Vladivostok for 2013-14.
An offensively skilled player who likes to dangle the puck. Trunev needs to fill out and improve his play away from the puck.
Trunev signed a three year contract to play for Lokomotiv Yaroslavl of the KHL. He will get the opportunity to prove himself and improve his overall game on the new team being re-built after the tragic plane crash last September. It is highly unlikely that the Russian will be coming to the NHL any time soon.