Alexander (Sasha) Chmelevski

by Peter Harling on November 14, 2017

 

Alexander (Sasha) Chmelevski, C

Shoots: R

Height: 5-11

Weight: 179

Born: 1999-06-09

Hometown:  Northville, Mich. USA

Drafted: 185th overall in the sixth round of the 2017 draft by San Jose

 

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

November 2017 - Sasha Chmelevski is in the early running for a Cy Young award with a team-leading 13 goals to go with just six assists through 21 games for the Ottawa 67s. The 19 points are good for a three-way tie to lead the squad and Ottawa is currently atop the Eastern division in the OHL, so the goals are translating into wins. 
 
The Sharks often reach into the Ottawa well with their draft picks and were fortunate to have Chmelevski fall to them in the sixth round. He still has time to improve his off-puck and defensive zone play, but the offensive instincts are what San Jose hopes are still intact as he rounds out his game. Zachary DeVine

 

July 2017 –Sasha Chmelevski is an high-skilled pivot with a large offensive ceiling. His speed, puckhandling and shot make him a dangerous player with the puck. He has powerful strides and quick feet that help him create space between him and his opponents. He reads the plays well in the offensive zone and sees the game at a high level. His shot is not only powerful, but also very accurate. Chmelevski needs to work on his game in his own zone and doesn’t show the same urgency to backcheck. He has the ability, but hasn’t shown it a lot in his play. Unfortunately, Chmelevski’s offensive production has been spotty at best. He’ll look like a legitimate top 10 pick for a couple games and be invisible for the next couple. He was placed on the third line as a winger late in the season and his production did not change. Kathryn Jean

Fantasy Outlook: C-

 His skill and potential is enough to get him drafted in the second or third round, but he’ll need to work on both his defensive game and his consistency before he gets a shot in the NHL.

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