Maxim Mamin THW Close Up:
Date of birth: 01/13/1995
Place of birth: Moskva, Russia
Ht: 5’11” Wt: 161 lbs
NHL Draft Eligibility: 2013
THW Rankings: not ranked (April edition)
NHL Aggregate: 160
Draft Site: 202
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Maxim Mamin is another intriguing Russian talent. He has skill, size and the potential to be a good, if slightly risky, late round choice. There is a level of uncertainty about his status in terms of whether Mamin is likely to eventually turn to the KHL to make his money.
He spent the 2012-13 season playing in the MHL with CSKA where he scored 14 goals and 29 points in 61 games. Not bad totals for an 18-year old. He has also represented Russia at U-17 level playing in the junior World Hockey Cup last year.
Mamin has good size and a reputation for being willing to mix it up physically. He has some pretty good puck handling skills and the strength to play behind and in front of the net. His top end upside is undoubtedly as a pretty useful offensive hockey player.
Where He Will End Up In June: Instinctively, it just feels like maybe one team will take a chance of Mamin in the seventh round.
‘Another outstanding Russian prospect who has size, skill and a strong compete to his play. Power skater with good balance and plays strong on his skates. Finishes checks, engages physically in the crease area, and makes space for himself in the corners. Has a long reach good puck control in tight spaces and battle areas. Good hands and passes the puck well besides showing scoring ability in the areas from the circle down into the high traffic areas. A lot to like, if he is actually crossing the pond.’
-Mamin picked up one assist during the 2012 U-17 World Championships in five games for Russia.
ETA = 4 years
Risk-Reward Analysis: Risk = 5/5 Reward = 2/5
NHL Potential: Third line contributor with scoring ability
Flaws/Aspects He Needs To Work On:
All-round offensive game
Fantasy Hockey Potential: Offensive = 3/10 Defensive = 4/10
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