Vitali Karamnov

Hometown:

Moscow Russia

Team:

Russia

Currently Playing In:

Europe

Birthday:

1989-08-08

Position:

C

Eligible for draft:

2007

Shoots:

Right

Drafted:

Height:

6-1

Acquired:

Weight:

192 lbs.

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History

A long time linemate with Korostin in the Dynamo system, the young forward suffered the same fate as Korsotin, remaining in Dynamo’s reserve for most of the season instead of being given a chance to play in the High League (Russia 2).   He also did not do himself any favors with a sub-par though defensively reliable performance at the U18 WJC. 

Talent Analysis
Karamnov is a talented two way center who is an impressive skater.   He has physically grown quite a bit over the past season, though still needs to improve his overall strength.   Preferring to rather create a scoring chance for his linemates than shoot himself, Karamnov is a playmaker with an above average vision of the ice.   Still, he does have a dangerous wrist shot and can put the puck in himself.   Defensively, his work ethic is fairly solid. 
Future
Overall, he reminds a bit of Mikhail Yunkov, who prior to the draft was solid in most categories, but did not stand out in one area in particular.