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Name: Dmitry KugryshevWashington Capitals (#58/2008 NHL Draft)

Rating: 81
Height: 180cm/5'11"
Weight: 80kg/176.0 lb
Position: Left Wing
Shoots: Right
Born: 1990-01-18
Birthplace: Balakovo, Russia

Game Worn Jerseys:
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WJC Final Roster (12/26/2009)
Final WJC roster released (18/12/2009)
Roster for Canada - Russia Challenge announced (11/10/2009)
Ak Bars – Traktor: Evgeny Kuznetsov and Andrei Popov (Philadelphia Flyers) evaluation (10/26/2009)
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03/09/2010 Dmitry Kugryshev signed by Washington Capitals

National Hockey League (NHL) -  20 years old Dmitry Kugryshev (Washington Capitals) has been signed to an ELC by Washington. The right winger is now playing with the Quebec Remparts of the QMJHL, where he scored 23 goals and 81 points this year, improving from the 74 points he recorded during the 08/09 season.
The Red Army hockey school product has a WJC U18 gold medal under his belt, as well as a silver and a bronze from the U20 WJC. He has been picked up by the Caps as 58th overall pick in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.
12/26/2009 WJC Final Roster

U20 World Junior Championships -  Team Russia will hit the stage at the WJC tonight in a match against team Austria. Team's head coach Vladimir Plyuschev opted to waive Dmitry Kugryshev (Washington Capitals), Alexander Pechursky (Pittsburgh Penguins), Kirill Yuriev and Mikhail Fisenko. (roster information) READ MORE
12/18/2009 Final WJC roster released

U20 World Junior Championships -  Vladimir Plyuschev finally released the WJC final roster, days after Sweden and Canada. There aren't many surprises, if we consider that Vyacheslav Voinov (Los Angeles Kings) and Evgeni Grachev (New York Rangers) weren't released by their AHL clubs. The team's leader will be Nikita Filatov (Columbus Blue Jackets) (Columbus Blue Jackets), while other drafted players called include Maxim Trunev (Montreal Canadiens), Dmitry Kugryshev (Washington Capitals) and Dmitri Orlov (Washington Capitals). 2010 eligible top prospects Vladimir Tarasenko and Alexander Burmistrov are there too. (Roster information) READ MORE
11/10/2009 Roster for Canada - Russia Challenge announced
08/09/2009 WJC Orientation camp
07/14/2009 28 players called to the WJC orientation camp
07/09/2009 Dmitry Kugryshev and Dmitri Orlov (Washington Capitals) to skate in the Caps' development camp
06/08/2009 Dmitry Kugryshev (Washington Capitals): My aim is to play in the NHL, this is why I left for America
11/26/2008 ADT Canada/Russia Challenge - Game 1 recap - Canada edges Russia
08/05/2008 Dmitry Kugryshev (Washington Capitals)'s profile opened to everyone!
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06/02/2008 Dmitry Kugryshev 's player profile has been updated
04/17/2008 Russia strikes twice in 3rd to beat Canada at U-18 hockey worlds (
04/08/2008 U18 Team Russia roster announced: Leader - Nikita Filatov
03/25/2008 Khimik’s farm club wins 1st league gold medal with help of Barulin and 2008 eligible youngsters
Scouting Evaluations:
Ak Bars – Traktor: Evgeny Kuznetsov and Andrei Popov (Philadelphia Flyers) evaluation
ADT Canada-Russia Challenge Game 2 report - Russia powers over QJMHL
ADT Canada-Russia Challenge Game 1 report - Canada edges Russia in opening game
CHL Roundup: Performance of Russian imports in Canadian juniors
Draft Rankings and Comments:
Rank 1: #3
Rank 2: #3
Talent Analysis:
Scout 1: Solid winger effective along the boards…he doesn’t posses burning speed, but his progression on skates is solid…can and should improve his speed, acceleration and first step…not elegant, especially when he tries the acceleration…impressive balance, especially on the boards…has had some experience, mostly thanks to an overall good WJC campaign, with 4 points (1+3) in 7 games, and a +3, scoring against Finland in the opening game…his role in the medal round was limited…he was solid also in the Russian gold medal rush, scoring one goal and one assist in the final match against USA…has played nearly forty matches in the last couple of years with a Russian jersey in various tournaments…while he’s not a physical player, he doesn’t get hurt by the physicity of the game…he is very good on the boards, where he uses his technique, balance and toughness to win most of the battles also thanks to his resilience to opponent’s physical play……exits well from the boardplays…backchecks, but doesn’t hit open ice…his passing play is good yet not spectacular as he is more a puck bringer/goal scorer…clever in the neutral zone, where he’s good when he tries to be the pivot of the rush…should work on the creativity of his passes…has a quick shot and a good one timer, but this is another area that needs work…average defensively, he does get back and commit…hard to judge his mental side, but during the WJC it seemed that he didn’t hurt the cut on his icetime while on the medal round…hasn’t over-rushed his play to impress the coach or the scouts…he is yet to play his first RSL match…late second/early third round potential…
Back In Russia:
Dmitry Kugryshev is a product of a hockey school from Balakovo, a small town on the Volga river. At a young age he moved to Moscow and joined the famed CSKA hockey system, where he excelled from the very start. The young prospect made his 1st League (Russia 3) debut during the 2005-06 season at just the age of 15. Each year he continued to perform better and better against the older kids, while still excelling against players his age for CSKA’s 1990 born team. Kugryshev also represented Moscow at regional tournaments, where he quickly became one of the squad’s top go-to forwards. Beyond his play within Russia, Kugryshev has been a regular on Russia’s 1990s born team since its inception, consistently being one of the squad’s top scorers. The 2007-08 season has been an important one for Kugryshev since beyond his successes at the U18 level, he was also called up to represent his country at the U20 level, showcasing his skills against older and more mature players. The U18 World Junior Championships were not as successful for Kurgyshev as he unfortunately suffered a shoulder injury during the preliminary round in a game against Team Canada. The injury required surgery and Kugryshev was knocked out of the tournament after just three games. Another factor that remained a bit strange has been that is yet to make his Super League debut despite his success at the U18 and even the U20 levels. It’s not entirely surprising though since forward Sergei Shirokov had the same issue a few years back when he excelled at the junior levels but had trouble cracking CSKA’s lineup. Kugryshev is set to make the Super Leauge debut during the 2008-09 season.
NHL Outlook:

Kugryshev is a capable young winger who brings a lot of skill, but also brings impressive maturity and surprising physical versatility. The young prospect has already filled out and while his game is still largely dependent on his ability to find the back of the net, Kugryshev’s other game aspects are developing nicely. Playing in Russia is still a concern though, so while he does have the skills to be a late first round or early second round selection, Kugryshev will likely be picked up in the third round.
RP Draft Projection: Third Round

Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM +/-
2008-09 U20 Team Russia (90) U20 WJC (Intl.)7 1 1 2 6 +2
2007-08 CSKA 2 1st League (Jr.) (Playoffs)5 4 3 7 6 -
2007-08 CSKA (Moscow) 2 1st League (Russia 3) (Reg.)0 0 0 0 0 -
2007-08 U18 Team Russia (90) U18 World Junior Championships (Intl.)3 2 1 3 4 +2
2007-08 U18 Team Russia (90) Invitational World Cup (Canada) (Intl.)4 3 2 5 4 -
2007-08 U18 Team Russia (90) Ivan Hlinka Mem. Tourn. (Intl.)4 1 1 2 6 +2
2007-08 U18 Team Russia 5 Nations Tourn. (Intl.)4 1 1 2 2 +1
2007-08 U20 Team Russia (88) U20 World Junior Championships (Reg.)7 1 3 4 4 +3
2006-07 CSKA (Moscow) 1989 Jr. League (Finals)7 2 2 4 12 +2
2006-07 Team Moscow 1990 Regional Tourn. (Intl.)5 9 0 9 20 +5
2006-07 Team Moscow 1989 Jr. League (Reg.)13 18 16 34 38 -
2006-07 CSKA (Moscow) 2 1st League (Russia 3) (Reg.)0 0 0 0 0 -
2006-07 U17 Team Russia (90) U17 Jr. Olympics (Spain) (Intl.)3 5 2 7 4 +7
2006-07 U17 Team Russia (90) 5 Nations Tourn. (Tyumen) (Intl.)3 3 0 3 14 +1
2006-07 U18 Team Russia (89) U18 WJC (Intl.)7 2 4 6 4 +4
2005-06 CSKA (Moscow) 1989 Jr. League (Finals)7 3 2 5 0 +8
2005-06 Team Moscow 1990 Regional Tourn. (Intl.)5 5 3 8 6 +11
2005-06 CSKA (Moscow) 2 1st League (Russia 3) (Reg.)0 0 0 0 0 -
2005-06 CSKA (Moscow) 1990 Jr. League (Reg.)23 34 35 69 40 -
2004-05 CSKA (Moscow) 1990 CSKA (Moscow) (Intl.)6 8 7 15 4 -
2004-05 Team Moscow 1990 Regional Tourn. (Intl.)5 4 4 8 0 -
2004-05 CSKA (Moscow) 1990 Jr. League (Reg.)26 29 36 65 18 -
2003-04 CSKA (Moscow) 1990 Jr. League (Finals)6 4 4 8 8 -
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