An unofficial roster for Russia for the ADT Canada-Russia Challenge can be found on Hfboards.
Alexander Pechursky 1990 Metallurg Magnitogorsk
Sergei Gaiduchenko 1989 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl
Mikhail Panshin 1989 Mechel Cheyabinsk
Igor Golovkov 1990 Dynamo Moscow
Alexander Osipov 1989 Gazovik Tyumen
Dinar Khafizullin 1989 Neftyanik Almetievsk
Andrei Marygin 1989 Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod
Alexander Otroukhov 1989 Avtomobilist Ekaterinburg
Vasili Tokronov 1989 Neftyanik Almetyevsk
Andrei Konev 1989 Traktor Chelyabinsk
Evgeny Dadonov 1989 Traktor Chelyabinsk
Nikita Klyukin 1989 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl
Alexei Potapov 1989 Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod
Egor Dubrovsky 1989 Salavat Yulayev Ufa
Pavel Chernov 1990 Atlant Mytischi
Anatoli Nikontsev 1990 Gazovik Tyumen
Sergei Plotnikov 1990 Ermak Angarsk
Artem Yarchuk 1990 Lokototiv Yaroslavl
Dmitri Kagarlitsky 1989 Atlant Mytischi
Alexander Kamaritsky 1989 Yuzhny Ural Orsk
Vitali Menshikov 1989 Trakotor Chelyabinsk
Vladimir Ermolaev 1989 Metallurg Magnitogorsk
This is why this event is dominated by the CHL. I have never have heard any of these guys. I think their roster that they brought to the World Junior A Challenge is better. They had Krill Kabanov and Maxim Kitsin. Where's Andrei Kuchin? I know he has fallen of the map for this year's draft. How about some of the CHL Russians? Dmitry Kulikov has every right to be there with season he has put up. Dmitry Kugryshev is having a strong year for Quebec. Sergei Ostapchuk is another strong rookie from the QMJHL. In the OHL you have Sergei Korostin and Andrei Loktionov. I know there's probably more I haven't mentioned.
Does the Russians look at the teams they are going to be facing? This is going to be another blowout after blowout for the CHL. Will any scouts go to this event? Especially in the games against the QMJHL. To me they will be wasting their time with the Russian team.
That's My Take
(Nathan also is a writer for Maineiacs Post to Post and the Maine Hockey Journal. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org)
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