Vladislav Kamenev
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Vladislav Kamenev

Hometown:

Orsk Russia

Currently Playing In:

Europe

Birthday:

1996-08-12

Position:

LW

Eligible for draft:

2014

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2014

Height:

6-2

Acquired:

2nd round (42nd overall), 2014

Weight:

205 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • D

History

2010-11: Vladislav Kamenev scored 32 goals with 22 assists and had 132 penalty minutes in 43 games with Metalurg Magnitogorsk’s 1995-born team. He played for the Ural Region in the Russian U-15 championships and was -1 with no points or penalties in four games.

2011-12: Kamenev played for Metallurg Magnitogorsk’s 1995 and 1996 teams in the Ural region of Russia. In eight games with the ’95 team he had 2 assists and 8 penalty minutes. He scored 35 goals with 20 assists and had 79 penalty minutes in 32 games with the ’96 squad.

2012-13: Kamenev skated for Stalnye Lisy Magnitogorsk in Russia’s U22 MHL as a 16-year-old and played for Russia’s U17 team in the 2013 World Hockey Challenge in Canada. He scored 9 goals with 6 assists and was +7 with 22 penalty minutes in 36 regular season games and was and even plus/minus with no points nor penalties in three playoff games for Stalnye Lisy. Kamenev had 1 assist in six games at the WHC.

2013-14: Kamenev played for Russia’s U18 team at the 2013 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament in August before returning to Magnitigorsk: making his KHL debut with Metallurg in December and splitting the season between the KHL and MHL Stalnye Lisy. He also played for Russia’s U19 team at the 2013 World Junior A Challenge and was a team captain for the U18 team at the world championship. He scored his first KHL goal, his only point, and was -1 with 2 penalty minutes. Metallurg won the KHL championship but he did not play in any playoff games. Kamenev scored 4 goals with 6 assists and was +10 with 12 penalty minutes in 15 MHL regular season games and scored 1 goal with 2 assists while finishing minus-3 with 4 penalty minutes in five playoffs. He was +2 with no points and 2 penalty minutes in four games at the Ivan Hlinka tournament and scored 1 goal with 6 assists and 26 penalty minutes in five games with the U19 team. Kamenev scored 2 goals with 5 assists in five games at the U18 worlds. He was selected by the Quebec Remparts in the first round (2nd overall) of the 2014 CHL Import Draft. Kamenev was ranked 13th amongst International skaters in the Central Scouting final rankings and was selected by Nashville in the second round (42nd overall) of the 2014 NHL Draft.

Talent Analysis

Kamenev is a good-skating center with an excellent set of hands, and is a very interesting prospect thanks to his size, use of the body, and puck skills. The native of Orsk, Russia can be very effective along the boards as he can use his size to his advantage and can also be very useful in front of the crease. He has a good shot, but is not a goal-scorer, as he, as many other Russians, plays more of a pass-first type of game. He also seems to have a good work ethic and hasn’t had many problems with penalties in his career.

Kamenev has size and a high skill level and plays with a determination that some liken to countryman Valeri Nichushkin (DAL). A team leader who was the captain for the Russia U18 team, Kamenev should continue to improve as he matures physically and further develops his skating ability while learning the finer points of positional play. 

Future

Kamenev was the second player taken in the 2014 CHL Import Draft and will likely skate for Quebec in the QMJHL this year if he does not earn a spot with the Predators in camp. Long-term, he projects as a skillful power forward who can create scoring chances with his size and skill level.

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