Sergey Zborovskiy

Hometown:

Moscow Russia

Currently Playing In:

CHL

Birthday:

1997-02-21

Position:

D

Eligible for draft:

2015

Shoots:

Right

Drafted:

2015

Height:

6-4

Acquired:

3rd round (79th overall), 2015

Weight:

190 lbs.

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History

2011-12: Sergey Zborovskiy skated for the Dynamo Moscow 1997-born team in Russia. Dynamo captured the First Group – Moscow U16 championship to advance to the Russian championship. Zborovskiy had 2 assists and was +4 with 4 penalty minutes in six games at the U16 championship tournament.

2012-13: Zborovskiy skated for Dynamo Moscow’s junior team in the Moscow League and competed for the 1997 squad that again reached the Russian championship. He appeared in two tournaments for the Russia U16 team. Zborovskiy had 4 assists and 4 penalty minutes in 10 games for the Moscow Dynamo junior team. He scored 2 goals with 13 assists and 16 penalty minutes in 28 regular season games for the Dynamo 1997’s and was -1 with 1 assist and 2 penalty minutes in five games at the Russian Championship. Zborovskiy scored 1 goal with 1 assist and had an even plus/minus with 2 penalty minutes in three games for Russia at the Four Nations Tournament.

2013-14: Zborovskiy made his debut in Russia’s MHL U22 league as a 17-year-old, skating in four games for MVD Balashikha, and played for Dynamo Moscow’s junior and U18 teams. He had no points and was +3 with 2 penalty minutes with MVD Balashikha. Zborovskiy scored 6 goals with 6 assists and 6 penalty minutes in 21 regular season games for the Dynamo junior team. The club’s U18 team again reached the Russian championship and in 17 games Zborovskiy had 6 assists with 2 penalty minutes. He played for the Russia U17 team in the Four Nations Tournament and was +1 with 1 assist and no penalties. Dynamo Moscow selected Zborovskiy in the second round (48th overall) in the 2014 KHL Draft and he was selected by Regina in the first round (39th overall) in the 2014 CHL Import Draft.

2014-15: Zborovskiy skated for the WHL’s Regina Pats in his first season in North America. In 71 regular season games he scored 3 goals with 16 assists and was +15 with 70 penalty minutes. The Pats finished second in the East Division and reached the second round in the playoffs. Zborovskiy had 1 assist and was +5 with 13 penalty minutes in six playoff games, missing two games due to a suspension. He was ranked 103rd amongst North American skaters in the Central Scouting final rankings and was selected by the New York Rangers in the third round (79th overall) in the 2015 NHL Draft.

2015-16: Zborovskiy returned to Regina for his second WHL season with the Pats and played for the Russia U20 team in the Subway Series against the WHL All-Stars, though he was not selected to the team that played in the 2015 World Juniors in Helsinki. He scored 8 goals with 17 assists and was +15 with 61 penalty minutes in 64 regular season games for the Pats. Regina finished fourth in the East Division, upsetting Central Division champion Lethbridge to reach the second round against Red Deer. Zborovskiy was +5 with 3 assists and 3 penalty minutes in the first eight playoff games. He scored 1 goal and was -1 in the two Subway Series games for Russia.

Talent Analysis

A big, raw defenseman, Zborovskiy is an excellent competitor, with good positioning and an excellent shot. He needs to work on his skating and acceleration to make it to the NHL.

Future

Zborovskiy skated for the Regina Pats in 2015-16 in his second WHL season. He is projected to be a two-way NHL defender. Yet to sign an entry-level contract with New York — the Rangers retain his rights until June 2017 — he should continue to develop with another season in Regina. Zborovskiy is also a candidate to play for Russia in the 2017 World Junior Championship.

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