Mikhail Grabovski
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Mikhail Grabovski

Hometown:

Potsdam Belarus

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1984-01-31

Position:

LW

Eligible for draft:

2002

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

Height:

5-11

Acquired:

Trade with Montreal, 2008

Weight:

179 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • A

History

2003-04: Played for Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk of the RSL, where he was fifth on the team in scoring. Also played for Team Belarus in the World Champhionships Division 1A. Before that he played in Belarus for the HC Younst Minsk club and the U-20 and U-18 in 2002-03 and 2001-02.

2005-06: Grabovsky was impressive in his performance this past year with Moscow Dynamo and has shown that he’s ready to make the jump overseas.

2006-07: His first season playing in North America, Grabovski was quick to acclimate, despite suffering a pre-season shoulder injury that delayed his regular season debut. His performance in Hamilton (AHL) was strong enough to earn a look in Montreal, and he instantly grabbed attention with his dynamic rushes and offensive prowess during his three-game stay mid-season.

Acquired from Montreal for Greg Pateryn and draft picks in 2008.

Talent Analysis

The talented young forward is an overage player, but proved quite capable on the surprising Neftkhimik (Nizhnekamsk) squad, which was the Super League’s overachiever all season long. A smooth skater with good speed, Grabovski leads the rush and made a significant contribution on offense.