Roman Voloshenko

Hometown:

Brest Belarus

Currently Playing In:

Europe

Birthday:

1986-05-12

Position:

LW

Eligible for draft:

2004

Shoots:

Right

Drafted:

Height:

6-1

Acquired:

2nd round (#42 overall), 2004

Weight:

205 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • F

History

Roman Voloshenko is a product of the Soviet Wings hockey system. Became a member of the Team Russia’s 1986 squad during the 2002-03 season. The young forward also made his Super League debut towards the end of the same season, when the cash-strapped Soviet Wings had no hope of keeping their spot in the Super League and most of the veterans left the club due to the lack pay. A typical goal scorer, Voloshenko has consistently ended up being Russia’s third or fourth scorer at most tournaments, establishing himself as a full fledged member of Russia’s ’86 squad. Unfortunately, Voloshenko did start the 2003-04 season slow, with a mediocre showing at the 2003 Junior World Cup, but he recovered nicely and was Russia’s top scorer at the 2004 U18 WJC. He also delivered a strong performance with the Soviet Wings, consistently skating with Mikhail Yunkov on the club’s third line. The young forward’s line was extensively used in the playoffs.

One week into the 2007-08 season, Voloshenko left the AHL affliate Houston Aeros to return to Russia.

Talent Analysis
Voloshenko’s NHL appeal lies in his great offensive upside, including a great shot. The young forward needs to improve on his skating and to further develop his hockey sense in order to boost his upside.
Future
His game has tailed off and now he seems unlikely to ever make it.

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