I was trying to look back on this guy's prospect thread to see if anyone would have ever predicted he'd end up as good as he is, and to my surprise, no thread existed. Most people here first became aware of Polunin at the 2016 u20s where he was feisty and super talented despite being undersized. He's now in his second KHL season and his second u20, where he's playing on the top line for Russia and is just outside the top 10 in tournament scoring. I'm really surprised that nobody used a late round pick on him last year after seeing his performance in the u20s. I imagine that some team will draft him this year, if only to hold his rights if he pulls a Panarin.