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With their last pick of the 2018 draft, the Maple Leafs take Semyon Kizimov at 211

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What other team drafted two guys named Semyon?

Pension Plan Puppets 2018 Draft Coverage Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

There are only six players who will be taken after Semyon Kizimov, the Toronto Maple Leafs’ choice at 211st overall. So it’s safe to say that our expectations for this Semyon should be a little lower than the one taken at 76th overall.

This player is an 18 year old right wing who shoots left, and is listed at six feet tall and 176 lbs. Or, the traditional 80/180, or near enough, of a small-ish European.

Kizimov is from the Lada Togliatti club, and yes that is named after the famous Soviet car. He’s played in their system since at least his early teens, and he has been in the MHL most of the last two years. That’s the Russian junior league.

In the points translation system discussed in the post linked above, the MHL came out as the junior league in Europe with the highest multiplier factor. In other words, points mean a little more on average there than they do in the Swedish league.

Semyon Kizimov  via Elite Prospects

Season Team League GP G A TP PIM Playoffs GP G A TP PIM
Season Team League GP G A TP PIM Playoffs GP G A TP PIM
2014-2015 Lada Togliatti U16 Russia U16 3 0 1 1 4
2015-2016 Lada Togliatti U16 Russia U16 14 5 10 15 51
Lada Togliatti U17 Russia U18 8 1 4 5 10 Playoffs
2016-2017 Lada Togliatti U17 Russia U17 10 6 8 14 6
Lada Togliatti U18 Russia U18 7 5 3 8 6
Lada Togliatti U17 Russia U17 Finals 6 2 2 4 10
Ladia Togliatti MHL 38 2 3 5 20
2017-2018 Ladia Togliatti MHL 30 6 12 18 32
Russia U18 |WJAC-19| WJAC-19 4 0 1 1 4
Russia U18 WJC-18 3 2 1 3 0
Russia U18 (all) International-Jr 17 5 6 11 22
2018-2019 Ladia Togliatti MHL - - - - -
Lada Togliatti VHL - - - - -

Lada is not a wealthy club, particularly, or a very good one. Their junior team finished well out of the playoffs last year, so judging a player is difficult in that setting. He’s not anywhere near the top of the MHL points totals though.

Like Vladislav Kara before him, we’ll just have to wait and see how he develops. As a Russian player, the Leafs retain his rights indefinitely.

He’s the first assist on the first goal in both of these: