Andrei Mironov

by Hayden Soboleski on November 8, 2016

 

Andrei Mironov, D

Shoots: L

Height: 6-02

Weight: 198

Born: 1994-07-29

Hometown: Chelyabinsk, Russia

Drafted: 101st overall 2015 (4th round) by Colorado Avalanche

 

 

 

Observations: 

November 2016 - Mironov remained in the KHL for another season with Dynamo Moskva. His un-noteworthy offensive output is unchanged from last season, but his ice time has gone up - he is now the team's second-most-used defender. This is mildly promising, however given the amount of similar prospects already playing in North America, there is no real motivation by either the player or the Avalanche to bring another stay-at-home d-man into the mix. Hayden Soboleski

 

April 2016 - Mironov played in 40 KHL games this season, where he set a career-high in points with 13 (three goals, ten assists). Fortunately, offence is not why Colorado believes he shows promise - the big defender is a crushing force as a shut-down specialist. He has representd Team Russia in U20 and U19 World Junior Championships, and given his expiring contract with Dynamo he may have the option to make the move to North America sooner rather than later. The Avalanche have a wealth of defenseman close to making the jump to pro, so Mironov is no sure-thing to be seen in the NHL soon. When he does earn a shot, he may become of fringe value in leagues counting hits and blocks, yet surprisingly does not accumulate many penalty minutes. 

 

Fantasy Outlook: C-

A physical shut-down defenseman who's offensive upside likely only becomes noteworthy if he become a big minute-muncher. 

 

 

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