Denis Guryanov

by mjk121882 on February 16, 2017

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Denis Guryanov, RW/LW

Shoots: L

Height: 6-3

Weight: 201

Born: 1997-06-07

Hometown: Togliatti, RUS

Drafted: 2015 by Dallas Stars, 12th overall

 

 

 

 

Observations:

February 2017 – Gurianov has looked promising in his first year in the AHL. His speed allows him to make offensive plays that others simply aren't able to do. Guryanov had a very good World Junior tournament. Noticeable on about every shift, particularly in the offensive zone. He's still a very young prospect, but he could possibly be the Stars best prospect in a year. Matt Kowalski 

 

December 2016 – The speedster struggled to start the season with the Texas Stars, but he's becoming more comfortable and his production is improving. Four goals and nine assists is a nice turnaround for the 19-year-old, given how his season began in the AHL. He's currently away from his AHL team to particpate in the world junior championship. Matt Kowalski

 

December 2016 – The speedster struggled to start the season with the Texas Stars, but he's becoming more comfortable and his production is improving. Four goals and nine assists is a nice turn-around for the 19 year-old, given how his season began in AHL. He's currently away from his AHL team to participate in the World Junior Championship. Matt Kowalski

 

May 2016 – With Guryanov's contract recently terminated in Russia, the Stars have inked their 2015 first-rounder to a three-year entry-level deal. Expect him to spend the full upcoming season in the AHL. Brad Phillips

 

March 2016 – Guryanov's season has come to a merciful end as it's been largely a season to forget. He toiled on the fourth line with his KHL team Lada Togliatti to the tune of fours goals and one assist. When Lada's season ended, Guryanov was sent down to the MHL club where he regained his scoring touch by posting four goals and two assists in just seven games. It will be interesting to see what Jim Nill & Co. decide to do next year; leave him in Russia or bring him over to North America. If I were a betting man I would say the latter. Brad Phillips

 

December 2015 – It won't be a very Merry Christmas for Gurianov as he has been cut in a shocking turn of events. He was facing a likely suspension after receiving five and a game for a cross check against Denmark in a pre-tournament game so this might have played into the decision. Regardless it's another huge blow to the first rounder in what has been a disappointing year. Brad Phillips

 

December 2015 – Gurianov will travel to Finland to represent Team Russia at the 2016 World Juniors and it couldn't have come at a better time. He's been stuck playing fourth line minutes for most of the season with Lada Togliatti in the KHL. Playing against players his own age could be just the things that will light a fire under Gurianov and help him regain his scoring touch. Brad Phillips
 

December 2015 – After going pointless for the past six weeks, Guryanov has potted his third goal of the year. Add to this his one assist on the year and points have been hard to come by. He's been relegated to the fourth line for the majority of the year and there is an element of bad luck at play as his shooting percentage is at a lowly 6%. He should get ample opportunity to break out of his season long funk and take on a starring role as he has recently names to Team Russia's selection camp roster for the 2016 World Junior Hockey Championships. Brad Phillips

 

October 2015 – Guryanov's start to the 2015-16 got off to a delayed start as he was battling a shoulder injury that kept him out for the first nine games of the season for basement dwelling Tolyatti Lada. Since then he has played 13 games picking up his first career KHL goal and an assist, both in the same game, while averaging just over 12 minutes of ice time. One thing that really sticks out is his shot volume, Despite averaging the fourth least ice time on the team, Guryanov leads the team in shots per game with 2.2. If he keeps this up more goals are sure to follow. Brad Phillips

 

June 2015 – The Dallas Stars selected big skilled Russian Denis Guryanov with the 12th selection of the 2015 NHL Draft. Big upside pick. Brendan Ross

 

June 2015 – Blessed with good size, excellent skating ability and deft stickhandling skills, Denis Guryanov owns one of the highest offensive potentials of the 2015 draft class. Above-average possession skills are featured around a rangy wingspan and advantageous strength but Gurianov is also a very confident and patient puck distributor. He’s particularly dangerous walking off the half wall and attacking the middle of the ice where he can unleash a pro-calibre shot with both high precision and exceptional accuracy. His Russian tag may cause him to slip in the draft but he certainly owns Top 20 talent and should be drafted accordingly in fantasy hockey leagues. Brendan Ross

 

 

Fantasy Outlook: B+

Dynamic offensive winger with big upside. Guryanov may take a few years to reach his potential but there are a lot of pro tools to build on. Every draft has a talented Russian prospect with tantalizing upside (Kuznetsov, Kucherov, Tarasenko) and Guryanov is the 2015 draft’s version.

 

 

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Denis Guryanov’s 2015 U18 goal highlights:

 

 

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