Welcome to our first Prospect Summary Report of the new season. As Brian mentioned yesterday, the KHL and the Liiga are already in operation:

Maple Leafs Prospect Report: Ovchinnikov, Grebyonkin and the Russian goalies

This summary format is meant to complement the analysis posts that Brian does. Today is just for the simple numbers, and it’s only possible because of Elite Prospects and their Premium features. If you’re into prospects, junior hockey or the draft, a premium account includes a lot of features to track players and also the EP Rinkside content.

Before we get to the charts, two other notes. First, this is a work in progress, and might get split up into multiple posts as the North American and Marlies prospects get to work. Second, any coverage of NHL prospects inevitably involves discussing Russian teams and leagues. I’m not 100% comfortable doing that, since Russia has chosen to make their leagues, teams and players, as well as the main TV channel for sports, into propaganda vehicles. There is a line where reporting on prospects turns into being a fan of Russian media products that are culpable in promoting the invasion of Ukraine and justifying war crimes. I plan on staying firmly on the side of not promoting the leagues or teams.

With that out of the way, first up are the skaters. Goalies are special and get their own tables below.


The embed above is not a static page, and you can click on the stats tab or on player links and look at EP through this window. That’s why the whitespace is there, to allow it to get big enough for other content. Click on stats, and you’ll see Rodion Amirov listed as having played three games. Please understand he has not played at all, but he is travelling with the team some of the time. I believe that information is a phantom from last season.

European Skater Game Logs

2022-10-15Dmitri Ovchinnikov (F)KHLSibir NovosibirskDynamo MoskvaW4-3(SO1-0)011002009:56
2022-10-13Dmitri Ovchinnikov (F)KHLSibir NovosibirskTraktor ChelyabinskW2-1(OT)0000030011:34
2022-10-11Dmitri Ovchinnikov (F)KHLSibir NovosibirskAdmiral VladivostokL2-40000100011:30
2022-10-08Dmitri Ovchinnikov (F)KHLSibir NovosibirskHK SochiW3-01010110011:03
2022-10-06Dmitri Ovchinnikov (F)KHLSibir NovosibirskCSKA MoskvaL0-30000000010:31
2022-10-04Dmitri Ovchinnikov (F)KHLSibir NovosibirskLokomotiv YaroslavlL1-2000000007:34
2022-10-15Kalle Loponen (D)LiigaKooKooHPKW2-10002000012:06
2022-10-14Kalle Loponen (D)LiigaKooKooKärpätL1-40000050011:37
2022-10-12Kalle Loponen (D)LiigaKooKooLukkoL0-40002-160013:46
2022-10-08Kalle Loponen (D)LiigaKooKooKalPaW1-00112130017:54
2022-10-07Kalle Loponen (D)LiigaKooKooSaiPaW4-3(OT60:51)0110220013:47
2022-10-05Kalle Loponen (D)LiigaKooKooPelicansL1-30000-120014:59
2022-10-04Nikita Grebyonkin (RW)KHLMetallurg MagnitogorskTraktor ChelyabinskW5-2000000000:13
2022-10-15Roni Hirvonen (C)LiigaHIFKLukkoL0-20000040016:11
2022-10-12Roni Hirvonen (C)LiigaHIFKÄssätW2-00002000018:46
2022-10-07Roni Hirvonen (C)LiigaHIFKKärpätW2-01010180015:24
2022-10-05Roni Hirvonen (C)LiigaHIFKKalPaL1-2(OT62:59)0110110016:10
2022-10-15Topi Niemelä (D)LiigaKärpätSaiPaL2-30000-110013:18
2022-10-14Topi Niemelä (D)LiigaKärpätKooKooW4-10110140020:05
2022-10-12Topi Niemelä (D)LiigaKärpätSportW4-00000230018:58
2022-10-08Topi Niemelä (D)LiigaKärpätJukuritW4-30000-120020:35
2022-10-07Topi Niemelä (D)LiigaKärpätHIFKL0-20000-120021:08
2022-10-05Topi Niemelä (D)LiigaKärpätÄssätW5-31010250020:20

Skater Summary

Brandon Lisowsky (LW)52130-41810NA
Matthew Knies (LW)20000-2700NA
Mike Koster (D)20000-1600NA
Nicholas Moldenhauer (C/RW)4606011620NA
Ryan O'Connell (D)300006100NA
Ryan Tverberg (C/RW)4123821100NA
Ty Voit (C/LW)537100-51310NA
Veeti Miettinen (RW)201102500NA
Dmitri Ovchinnikov (F)61120260010M 21S
Kalle Loponen (D)602261180014M 2S
Nikita Grebyonkin (RW)10000000013S
Roni Hirvonen (C)411222130016M 38S
Topi Niemelä (D)611202170019M 4S


Goalie Game Logs

2022-10-01Dennis Hildeby (G)SHLFärjestad BKTimrå IKW4-2NANANANA0:00
2022-09-29Dennis Hildeby (G)SHLFärjestad BKSkellefteå AIKL4-6525200.858:50
2022-09-27Dennis Hildeby (G)SHLFärjestad BKSkellefteå AIKL0-6NANANANA0:00

I’m not going to post the summary of this information, but it gives me a chance to explain how this shows up. Goalies dressed but not played still get an entry so we can know if our player is there as backup. And unfortunately Elite Prospects does not track the VHL, so until Artur Akhtyamov and Vyacheslav Peksa get promoted (or demoted to the MHL) they won’t show up here. However, if you click the stats tab on the EP embed above, you should see their season stats in the VHL, and you can click through to their EP pages.

Tell me what you think. The goal of this format is to assemble the information we want to see throughout the season without it being the onerous amount of work we used to have to put into this kind of post. This is data from the entire first three weeks of the European seasons. From now on, the hope is to do this once per week. The number of games played will be more manageable.

One other thing to decide on is this one: should average TOI consider the zeros? For Nikita Grebyonkin, for example, he actually played an average over two minutes per game, when he played. For goalies, their average will include games dressed as backup. So what do you think? Ignore the zeros?