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Marat Khusnutdinov at eliteprospects.com
Undersized centre Marat Khusnutdinov has been extremely impressive on the international stage, helping Russian teams to multiple tournament victories. Last summer he captained the Russians to the gold medal at the Hlinka Gretzky Cup, scoring three points in five games. He was also part of the gold medal-winning team at the 2019 World Junior A Hockey Challenge, despite being a double underage player. Khusnutdinov won another gold medal at the 2018 Under-17 World Hockey Challenge, scoring five points in six games. He took home a silver medal from the 2019 IIHF Under-18 World Championships, scoring three points in seven games as an underage player.
Khusnutdinov spent the season with SKA St. Petersburg’s MHL team. He scored 13 goals and 25 assists for 38 points in 44 games. The playoffs were cancelled due to COVID-19. In 2017-18, Khusnutdinov played for Vityaz Podolsk. In the regular season, he played with the Under-17 team, scoring eight goals and 18 points in 11 games. He moved up to the Under-18 late in the season, putting up three points in his only regular-season game. He went on to score four goals and 10 points in seven playoff games.
Marat Khusnutdinov Scouting Report: 2020 NHL Draft #42
One of my little brothers is a Wild fan. I have told him he should be very happy!
Sounds like a great pick. Still not super thrilled with how the pick was acquired.
Wild killing this draft! Grats wild fans.
I would very much like to see this kid make me eat my knee-jerk reaction to the Kunin trade.
I think this is Minny fans' answer to why the Bonino/Kunin trade was made - and leaving the door open to pick the other player they wanted at #39, ROR v.2
His track record is impressive, I’m excited to see how he pans out.
Maybe, but the trade was made 4 or 5 picks before we made it, so Marat could've very easily been taken ahead of us.
I absolutely love this pick.
Very Good pick
Love the pick.
This great pick combined with the probability Kunin would have been snagged by SEA has me really liking the Bonino trade.
Damn I was totally hoping the Rangers would take this kid even at #22OA.
As someone who watched all 8 Khusnutdinov's games in the MHL this year, yeah, I don't wanna disappoint you, but... I doubt, he has good enough IQ to succeed in the NHL. Of course, I can be wrong, but right now I think it this way.
Fair enough. There are opinions of every kind on him, from he's a surefire NHLer or a total non player. We'll see 5 years from now.
Love the pick. This boy got some wheels!
Speed and shooting ability can make up for IQ.. .. does the kid have these?
They said he's in the KHL right now, anyone got anything from his time there yet?
He’s playing in the LHL because the whole SLA team has Covid
Skate fast, shoot good, I am score ))))
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