Zakhar Arzamastsev

Hometown:

Novokuznetsk Russia

Team:

Russia

Currently Playing In:

Europe

Birthday:

1992-11-06

Position:

D

Eligible for draft:

2011

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

Height:

6-0

Acquired:

Weight:

179 lbs.

Probability of Success

History
Talent Analysis

Arzamastsev is more of a defensive defenseman with some interesting offensive instincts. Gifted with a good shot and decent passing abilities, the Novokuznetsk, Russia, native needs to improve his defensive player, even though he received some good experience in his KHL rookie season. In addition to his shot and passing abilities, Arzamastsev reads the play well and possesses some much needed hockey intelligence. He has a lot to work on, but is a good project defenseman.

2012 Draft: Top draft eligible Russians

by Alessandro Seren Rosso
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Photo: Undersized forward Nikita Gusev is one of the top Russian trained prospects eligible for the 2012 NHL Draft. (Aaron Bell/OHL)

 

The 2012 NHL Entry Draft class doesn't seem to be a particularly big one for Russia, especially when considering that the top players, Mikhail Grigorenko and Nail Yakupov, left the Mother Land to play in the Canadian junior system. In the last few years more and more players have decided to cross the pond earlier, and even if it didn't pay off in all cases, the CHL is now becoming a good alternative for Russian players who opt for an early transition to North American hockey.

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