2017 Draft - 3rd Pick: Dmitri Samorukov

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  1. Seachd Registered User

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    Discuss!
     
  2. McMozesmadness 5-14-6-1

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    **** YES!!!

    Had this kid in the first round. Great value pick.

    Super pumped. Even if he's a left **** D.

    So pumped.
     
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    Another lefty defenseman, but he's got lots going for him. Had a really good second half and U18s.
     
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    Awesome :D
     
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    Really nice to hear. Apparently he likes open ice hits too:handclap:
     
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    You sound excited for an OHL D with 20 points and a -24.
     
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    good stuff.....hopefully he and merkley can get the storm out of the gutter next year.
     
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    Ughh, not very high on this pick.
     
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    The way of the Samorukov. I got nothing else.
     
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    /@#$

    Another left shooting defender. Really addressing a need @#$/ Oilers.
     
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    Guelph was terrrrrrrrrible this year. -95 as a team.
     
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    He might be a big reason why.

    Drafted as a 2nd overall pick in the import draft but didn't pan out like they hoped.

    Had a good U18 tourney.
     
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    You dont address needs in the draft..
     
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    Measured 6'2 184.8 at the combine.
     
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    Good player. Has a lot of good tools, hasn't really developed the way I hoped him to do this season. Inconsistent, but not easy going from Russia to playing on a bad Guelph team. Looked much better representing Russia internationally than in the OHL by all accounts. He's a project, but there could be a big payoff down the road if he pans out. Potential #3/4D imo.
     
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    I basically saw the same things in the couple of games I saw him in. I like the potential.

    Pretty solid value at the end of the 3rd.
     
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    Guelph wasn't going to be good this season.

    Really young forwards and a defensive group led by a 16 year old.
     
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    The last three drafts there has been one guy we grab later on that I absolutely love:

    2015: Caleb Jones
    2016: Aapeli Rasanen
    2017: Dimitri Samorukov

    I fell in love with all of them at the U18, but Samorukov caught my eye in Guelph earlier in the year.

    Samorukov has some high end abilities, excellent shot, excellent passer. Very good skater (lateral mobility needs work). More than anything though it's his potential that I like. Hard to explain why but he is so raw to me, played on a bad team. I just see so much upside.
     
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    Guelph Storm fan here......

    Samorukov could go either way for you guys, when he is on he is a man amongst boys out there but then he goes long stretches where you don't notice him.

    He is a big boy though and he hits like a dump truck, a few kids got totally flattened by him in the OHL this year, open ice and clean.
    Has got a great shot too but didn't see it nearly as much as I hoped, when he came to Guelph last summer he was touted as an offensively gifted D man and while you can see those tools in his game I found him to be a bit better on the defensive side. Obviously coming from Russia there was a learning curve but Guelph should be a much improved club in 2017/18 and I would expect/hope that Samorukov is a big part of that turn around.
    Whenever he plays with Merkley he has to be a bit more careful as Merkley jumps up into the rush and hasn't been good on the back end so Samorukov was left alone on some plays.
     
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    Really like this pick. I always value guys who were rookies in their league during their draft years. You often see guys in the second or even third years of junior getting drafted; they've already figured out their leagues and ways to get by other than raw skills. This kid will improve a lot in the coming seasons.
     
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    Can you expand on that?

    Merkley - 41
    McFadden - 29
    Rhodes - 26

    Samorukov and these three defensemen were the only ones who played a full season with the team.

    You will notice that Samorukov has the best plus/minus of the four.
     
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    He looks like a large thick kid compared to the other players in the videos. Some skills too. If his development continues he could be a force in the not too distant future.
     
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    Anyone know any comparables for him?
     

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