Nikolai Lemtyugov
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Nikolai Lemtyugov

Hometown:

St. Petersburg Russia

Currently Playing In:

Europe

Birthday:

1986-01-15

Position:

RW

Eligible for draft:

2004

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2005

Height:

6-0

Acquired:

7th round (219th overall), 2005

Weight:

176 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • D

History

2005-06: Lemtyugov suited up with CSKA Moscow in the Russian Super League. His offensive production was encouraging, as he managed 20 points in 37 games, as well as a solid plus-10 rating. He was called up to the national team for the World Juniors, and enjoyed an excellent tournament. The Russian winger tallied four goals as his team came away with a silver medal for their efforts.

2006-07: Lemtyugov was transferred to RSL club Severstal Cherepovets for the season. His production dwindled somewhat, but he still ended up as one of the team’s better scorers, and surpassed 2005-06’s goal total with 11.

2007-08: The dynamic Russian forward brought his game to the States this season, suiting up for 69 games in Peoria (AHL). He tallied 37 points (22g+15a) with the Rivermen, a career-high total.

2008-09: Lemtyugov skated in 27 games for Peoria in the AHL before returning to Russia to play for Severstal Cherepovets in the KHL. He scored 5 goals with 14 assists and was -2 with 20 PMs for the Rivermen before leaving for Severstal. Playing with Cherpovets, one of the lower tier teams in the KHL, he had an even plus/minus with 7 goals and 4 assists in 21 games.

2009-10: Lemtyugov chose to remain in Russia rather than return to the Blues’ organization and had mixed results in the KHL. He opened the season with Cherepovets Severstal and was one of that club’s leading scorers prior to being traded to Kazan Ak Bars in January 2010 to bolster that team’s playoff chances. After scoring 9 goals with 14 assists in 39 games for Cherepovets, however, he saw limited ice time in four games with Ak Bars and was -2 with no points and 8 PMs. He did not appear in any playoff games as Ak Bars Kazan captured the KHL championship.

2010-11: Lemtyugov returned to Ak Bars Kazan for a second season, appearing in 39 games, and provided some supplementary offense while finishing second on the team with 65 PMs. He scored 9 goals with 7 assists and was +7 in a lower line role as Ak Bars finished first in the Kharlamov Division. Lemtyugov spent the post-season with Netyanik Almetievsk in the VHL (Russia’s second league). He tied for the team lead with 8 goals and had 2 assists with 30 PMs in 15 playoff games as Neftyanik reached the VHL finals.
 

Talent Analysis
Lemtyugov is a good all-around offensive player, and he also shows responsibility in defending his own zone. He is willing to take a hit to make a play, and uses his strong skating stride to get into the open. He also possesses an impressive wrist-shot, which gives him quick-strike ability.
Future

Does not appear to be a viable NHL propsect at this time.

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