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Name: Ivan NepriayevWashington Capitals (#163/2000 NHL Draft)

Rating: 82
Height: 189cm/6'2"
Weight: 85kg/187.0 lb
Position: Center
Shoots: Left
Born: 1982-02-04
Birthplace: Yaroslavl, Russia

Game Worn Jerseys:
2003-04 Lokomotiv (Yaroslavl) Away - Available
2001-02 Lokomotiv (Yaroslavl) Home - Sold
2001-02 Lokomotiv (Yaroslavl) Away - Sold
Super League Playoff Finals - Lokomotiv vs. Salavat Yulayev 3:0 (series 1:0) - Varlamov shines for Loko with shutout (04/05/2008)
Rosters for First Channel Cup announced! (12/07/2007)
Russia - Czech Republic - Exclusive RussianProspects Scouting Analysis (11/12/2006)
Yana Romanova Corner: Ivan Nepriayev (Washington Capitals) speaks his mind (11/06/2006)
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03/15/2008 Quarterfinals - Lokomotiv vs. SKA 5:1 (Series 1:1) Yashin shines for Loko

Super League -  Lokomotiv vs. SKA 5:1 (Series 1:1) – Czech forward Zbinek Irgl scored four goals for HC Lokomotiv, with Alexei Yashin and Ivan Nepriayev (Washington Capitals) assisting on three of Loko’s tallies. Semen Varlamov (Washington Capitals) bounced back quite nicely from his struggles in the first quarterfinals game, allowing three goals in the first period before being replaced.
04/26/2007 Team Russia announces final roster
02/24/2007 Round 52 - Dmitri Vorobiev (Toronto Maple Leafs) rips into HC Dynamo

Russian Super League -  Defenseman Dmitri Vorobiev (Toronto Maple Leafs) scored two goals, while Alexei Emelin (Montreal Canadiens) added a goal and an assist to lead HC Lada to victory over HC Dynamo. Konstantin Koltsov (Pittsburgh Penguins) went on a tear for HC Salavat scoring a hattrick against his former club HC Ak Bars. Meanwhile, HC Lokomotiv’s winning came to an end with the tie against HC Vityaz, though the Semen Varlamov (Washington Capitals) was very strong in this contest and Ivan Nepriayev (Washington Capitals) continues to play very well. READ MORE
02/17/2007 Round 50
11/17/2006 Russia - Czech Republic - Exclusive RussianProspects Scouting Analysis
11/06/2006 Yana Romanova Corner: Ivan Nepriayev (Washington Capitals) speaks his mind
05/08/2006 Ivan Nepriayev (Washington Capitals) undergoes nose surgery
02/23/2006 Ivan Nepriayev (Washington Capitals) called up to Team Russia
09/28/2005 Ivan Nepriayev (Washington Capitals) returns from injury
05/08/2005 Alexander Ovechkin (Washington Capitals) and Fedor Fedorov (Vancouver Canucks) scratched for game against the Czechs
12/11/2004 Ivan Nepriayev (Washington Capitals) out of the lineup
02/23/2004 Web Site News: New photos of Denis Grebshkov, Ivan Nepriaeyv and Konstantin Rudenko added!
Scouting Evaluations:
Russia - Czech Republic - Exclusive RussianProspects Scouting Analysis
Talent Analysis:
Ivan Nepriayev has developed nicely over the past couple of years. He has been tall since the draft, but he weighed only 165 pounds. He has bulked up to 185, which is still low for a 6’2 player, but is a definite improvement. Ivan is a versatile two way forward. He has great speed on his skates and rare maneuverability for a player of his size. He also has an above average shot, though Ivan does need to work on it’s power. Though Ivan is a natural center, he can play wing as well and is a solid performer in any forward position. He is not afraid of physical hockey. Though he is not very built, he is still fearless in the face of the most intimidating players. At 19, Ivan’s main downside is understandably his lack of experience. At times, he has consistency problems. Ivan’s hockey sense is still developing. He sees the ice really well, but there are times when he seemed unsure and unable to finish the attack. Ivan has, however, shown amazing signs of maturity as of late. After taking over the center spot on Lokomotiv’s second line this year between former NHL players Andrei Kovalenko and Vadim Shakhraichuk, he has performed very well.
Back In Russia:
Ivan Nepriayev was born and raised in Yaroslavl, Russia. He joined Yaroslavl Torpedo’s hockey school and steadily progressed up the ranks. Ivan has benefited from being part of the famed Yarosavl hockey system that has produced many NHLers such as Roman Lyaschenko, Dmitri Yushkevich and hot prospects such as Pavel Vorobiev, Alexander Suglobov and Alexander Barkunov. Ivan made his debut on Torpedo’s Upper League farm team, Torpedo 2 during the 1997-1998 season. He only played 6 games that year, spending most of the time with Torpedo’s junior squad. He did spend most of the next season with the Upper League team, playing 15 games and practicing the rest of the time. Unfortunately after the 98-99 season, Torpedo 2 was relegated to the lower 1st League and Torpedo signed an affiliation with another Upper League team. During the 1999-2000 season Ivan continued playing for Torpedo in the lower league, racking up 23 points (9+14) in 43 games, but more importantly, staying closer to home and the watchful eye of the Super League’s Torpedo and the Russian National Junior team coach Petr Vorobiev. Ivan’s hard work paid off. During the 2000-01 preseason, he earned a spot on Torpedo’s, now known as Lokomotiv, lineup. Though playing mainly on the fourth line, Ivan spent the entire season with the team and gained valuable experience. During the 2001-02 season, after a series of injuries he was called up to center Lokomotiv’s second line between two former NHLers, Andrei Kovalenko and Vadim Shakhraichuk. He did a solid job and wrestled the position for himself. According to a Russian journalist from Yaroslavl, Dmitri Nabokoff, stated that if not for his youth and inexperience, he could have scored a dozen goals, but instead was limited to only 3 in the first 15 games of the season. Playing solidly and earning the support of his linemates and Lokomotiv’s new head coach, Vladimir Vujtek, Ivan has come into his own in the Super League.

International Competition
Ivan Nepriayev became a member of the Russian National team during the 1999-2000 season. He was invited on several occasions to participate in the team’s training camps, but did not play on the team. Ivan earned a spot on the team during the 2000-01 season. During his first appearance at the 2001 5 Nations Tournament he did not make much of an impact, playing on the fourth line and with limited ice time. He gradually earned the coach’s trust with a solid performance at the 2001 4 Nations Tournament and the U20 World Junior Championships training camp. At the 2001 U20 World Junior Championships, which were held in Moscow, Ivan proved to be the best center on the Russian team. Though this would have been a more beneficial achievement if the team did not meet such a disastrous fate at the tournament, it was nonetheless significant. He was the only one on the team who was able to show up every game and up his production. His 6 points (1+5) in 7 games were good enough to place him in the team’s lead in assists. He was also widely acknowledged by Russian experts as the best passer and most creative player on the Russian squad. Ivan was also one of the top Russian snipers at the Big Prize tournament in the spring 2001. There he scored 2 goals in 2 games. Ivan Nepriayev continued playing on the Russian National team during the 2001-02 season. At the 2001 Four Nations held in Finland during the fall of 2001, Ivan centered the top line, between Los Angeles prospect Alexander Frolov and first Alexander Tatarinov, who was then replaced by Alexander Polushin. Despite having only a single assist to show for it, he played well the entire tournament.
NHL Outlook:
Ivan Neprieyev has come along from the lanky kid the Washington Capitals drafted with their 5th pick, 163rd overall in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft. He has bulked up and learned to play the physical style of hockey that is necessary to prosper in the NHL. Though he bulked up, he is still relatively light at 185 for a 6’2 frame and could use to gain more muscle. Despite weighing only 185 pounds, Ivan plays like he is a heavy weight
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM +/-
2008-09 Dynamo (Moscow) KHL (Reg.)52 14 13 27 48 1
2007-08 Lokomotiv (Yaroslavl) Super League (Playoffs)15 3 6 9 41 4
2007-08 Lokomotiv (Yaroslavl) Super League (Reg.)56 9 17 26 84 8
2006-07 Team Russia Channel 1 Games (EuroTour) (Reg.)3 0 1 1 4 +1
2006-07 Team Russia LG Sweden Games (Reg.)3 0 1 1 4 +1
2006-07 Lokomotiv (Yaroslavl) Super League (Reg.)51 16 9 25 64 6
2006-07 Team Russia Ceska Poistovna (Euro Tour) (Intl.)3 0 0 0 6 -
2005-06 Lokomotiv (Yaroslavl) Super League (Playoffs)11 0 0 0 8 -5
2006 Team Russia ROSNO Cup (EuroTour) (Intl.)1 0 0 0 0 -
2005-06 Team Russia Ceska Poistovna (EuroTour) (Intl.)2 0 0 0 0 0
2004-05 Team Russia World Championships (Intl.)6 1 0 1 0 0
2004-05 Lokomotiv (Yaroslavl) Super League (Playoffs)7 0 0 0 14 0
2004-05 Lokomotiv (Yaroslavl) Super League (Reg.)56 10 10 20 73 +7
2003-04 Lokomotiv (Yaroslavl) Super League (Reg.)29 4 6 10 28 -
2002-03 Lokomotiv (Yaroslavl) Super League (Playoffs)6 1 0 1 0 -
2002-03 Lokomotiv (Yaroslavl) Super League (Reg.)26 3 7 10 12 -5
2002-03 Team Russia Ceska Poistovna (EuroTour)3 0 0 0 0 2
2002-03 Team Russia Karjala Cup (EuroTour)3 0 1 1 8 -1
2001-02 Lokomotiv (Yaroslavl) Payukhati Cup (Preseason)3 2 0 2 6 -
2001-02 Lokomotiv (Yaroslavl) Bashkir Cup (Preseason)4 0 1 1 0 -
2001-02 Lokomotiv (Yaroslavl) Romazan Cup (Preseason)3 2 0 2 0 -
2001-02 Lokomotiv (Yaroslavl) Super League (Reg.)37 3 8 11 30 -
2001-02 Team Russia 82 4 Nations Tourn. (Intl.)3 0 1 1 2 1
2001-02 U20 Team Russia U20 WJC IIHF (Intl.)7 0 2 2 14 -
2000-01 Lokomotiv (Yaroslavl) Super League (Playoffs)1 0 0 0 0 -
2000-01 Lokomotiv (Yaroslavl) Super League (Reg.)11 0 0 0 2 -
2000-01 Team Russia 82 5 Nations Tourn. (Intl.)4 0 0 0 2 -
2000-01 Team Russia 82 4 Nations Tourn. (Intl.)3 0 1 1 4 1
2000-01 U20 Team Russia U20 WJC IIHF (Intl.)7 1 5 6 12 5
1999-00 Torpedo Yaroslavl 2 1st League (Juniors)43 9 14 23 38 -
1999-00 Torpedo Yaroslavl Jr. Regional Tourn. (Playoffs)6 5 4 9 2 -
1998-99 Torpedo Yaroslavl 2 1st League (Juniors)15 1 0 1 0 -
1997-98 Torpedo Yaroslavl 2 1st League (Juniors)6 0 0 0 0 -
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