2015-16 Team: Lokomotiv Yaroslavl (KHL)
Date of birth: July 10th, 1996
Place of birth: Novosibirsk, Russia
Ht: 6’3″ Wt: 179 lbs
NHL Draft Eligibility: Overlooked in 2014 and 2015.
THW The Next Ones Ranking (June): N/R
- THW War Room Rankings: 71
- ISS: 43
- Future Considerations: 102
- Bob Mckenzie (TSN): 65
- Craig Button (TSN): N/R
- HockeyProspect.com: 118
- Pike’s Picks: N/R
- Consensus: N/R
Born in Novosibirsk to professional hockey player, Alexei Korshkov, Egor started playing in his home town, before moving to Kazakhstan, where his father played in the early 2000s. Korshkov then moved to Lokomotiv system in 2012, where he has played since today. Korshkov played his first season in pro hockey in 2011-12 in Kazakhstan, then played two years of junior hockey in Yaroslavl before starting playing full-time in the KHL.
Once he moved to Yaroslavl he progressed significantly and won several team and individual accolades. In Lokomotiv, Korshkov played on a line with Alexander Polunin and Pavel Kraskovsky, a line that had good success even at WJC level. Maybe the Jets will be interested in picking Korshkov to get him playing alongside their prospect Kraskovsky?
NHL Draft Projection:
Korshkov was overlooked for the two previous years, but this season may be the lucky draft for him. He confirmed that he was scouted by NHL teams this season. Some agencies were pretty high on him, therefore it’s to be expected to be drafted, but probably not with a very high pick.
Yegor Korshkov has all of the attributes you would expect from a Russian prospect — solid skating, excellent puck skills and excellent awareness on the ice. Turning 20 in July, Korshkov falls at the older end of the draft class. While he has good size in terms of height, he will need to fill out that frame from the lean 179 pounds he carries at present.
Jeff Little, The Cannon
Korshkov has excellent size, but will need to add some muscle to his frame. He is an excellent play maker, as he uses excellent stick handling skill to slow the play down and wait for teammates to get open. He is strong on his skates, and has the agility to go with his stick-handling and beat defenders one-on-one. Korshkov uses his body to win battles on the boards, and to protect the puck in the cycle game. This should get even better as he grows into his body and gets stronger. He has high end hockey IQ and almost always seems to make the smart play with the puck on his stick.
Ben Kerr, Last Words On Sports
- Great hands
- Very good skater
- Knows how to score
- Understanding of the game
Under Construction (Improvements to Make):
- Lean body, needs to bulk up
Egor Korshkov is a low-risk, high-reward type of prospect. He definitely has top-six potential in the NHL, but needs to mature his game.
Risk = 2.5/5 Reward = 4/5
Fantasy Hockey Potential:
Offensive = 8.5/10 Defensive = 5.5/10
- 2015-16: WJC Silver Medal
- 2015-16: MHL Champion
Egor Korshkov played one season in the Kazakhstan league, when he was very young, in 2011-12. Playing for Barys Astana reserve team, he scored six goals and 16 points in 32 games. The team wasn’t the best that season, and he finished the season minus-44.
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