Radel Fazleev
Image: WHL

Radel Fazleev

Hometown:

Kazan Russia

Currently Playing In:

CHL

Birthday:

1996-01-17

Position:

LW

Eligible for draft:

2014

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2014

Height:

6-0

Acquired:

6th round (168th overall), 2014

Weight:

180 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

2010-11: Radel Fazleev played for the Ak Bars Kazan’s 1996-born that won the Russian national championship and he represented the Povlzhie region in Russia’s U-15 national tournament. Ak Bars won the Povolzhie region championship and Fazleev scored 3 goals with 3 assists and was -1 with 4 penalty minutes in five games at the Russian championships. In five games for Povolzhie he scored 1 goal with 5 assists.

2011-12: Fazleev skated for Ak Bars Kazan, which won the Russian U17 national championship, and he played for Russia’s U16 team in the Red Bull Rookies Cup. After winning the Povolzhie region championship, Ak Bars finished second in pool play to Avangard Omsk but defeated Omsk, 4-1, in the playoff round championship game. Fazleev scored 2 goals with 3 assists and was -1 with 6 penalty minutes in six games at the Russian championships. He scored 1 goals with 3 assists in four games for Team Russia at the Red Bull Rookies Cup.

2012-13: Fazleev played in Russian junior hockey as a 16-year-old — skating in 9 games for Bars Kazan in the MHL and spending most of the year in the MHL B league with Irbis Kazan. He played in five tournaments for Russia’s U17 team including the 2013 World Hockey Challenge. He had no points nor penalties skating for Bars Kazan. Fazleev scored 7 goals with 10 assists and was +7 with 8 penalty minutes in 23 regular season games for Irbis and scored 1 goal with 2 assists, finishing -4 with 4 penalty minutes, in five playoff games. In six games for Russia at the WHC he scored 3 goals with 4 assists and had 2 penalty minutes. Russia lost to Sweden, 7-5, in the gold medal game. Fazleev was selected by Ak Bars in the first round (ninth overall) of the 2013 KHL Draft and was a first round pick (52nd overall) of Calgary in the 2013 CHL Import Draft.

2013-14: Fazleev played for Russia’s U18 team in the 2013 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament in August before joining the WHL’s Calgary Hitmen; finishing the year skating with Russia at the 2014 U18 World Juniors in Finland. He played 38 regular season games for Calgary in his first season, suffering a broken wrist at the beginning of January that kept him out the lineup until the start of the playoffs. Fazleev scored 5 goals with 20 assists and was plus-1 with 12 penalty minutes. The Hitmen finished first in the Central Division before a first-round playoff loss to Kootenay. Fazleev scored 3 goals with 4 assists and was plus-4 in six playoff games. He scored 1 goal with 2 assists in four games for Russia at the Ivan Hlinka tournament and was an assistant captain for the U18 team at the World Juniors. He had 1 assist and was minus-1 with 2 penalty minutes in five games. Russia finished fifth after a 3-2 overtime loss to the Czech Republic in the quarterfinals. Fazleev was ranked 121st amongst North American skaters in the Central Scouting final rankings and was selected by Philadelphia in the sixth round (168th overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft.
 

Talent Analysis

Fazleev showed some offensive potential in his first major junior season with the Calgary Hitmen.

Future

Fazleev returned to Calgary after attending his first training camp with the Flyers and will skate in the WHL with the Hitmen in 2014-15. Despite being a late round selection in the 2014 NHL Draft the forward from Russia is highly-skilled and has some impressive playmaking ability.

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