German Rubtsov

by Edric on January 19, 2017

German Rubtsov, C

Shoots: L

Height: 6-01

Weight: 174

Born: 1998-06-27

Hometown:  Chekhov, RUS

Drafted: 2016 Draft Eligible

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

January 2017 - Rubtsov has elected to leave the Russia to better acquaint himself with the North American take on hockey with the Chicoutimi Sagueneens of the QMJHL. Expectations may need to be tempered though as he is recovering from surgery to repair his broken nose. Edric Joseph

December 2016 – German Rubtsov has signed a two-year deal with HC Vityaz of the KHL. As such, we likely won't be seeing him in the NHL for a while. He is still earning his playing time in Russia's top league but if his build can match his skills he can make a nice value pick for the Flyers if he elects to play in North America in due course. Edric Joseph

 

June 2016 – The Philadelphia Flyers picked German Rubtsov with the 22nd overall pick.

 

April 2016 – German Rubtsov is an exceptionally talented two-way center that can be the driving offensive force on a line. With elite playmaking ability and shot with above average speed and velocity, Rubtsov can kill a team in multiple ways. Capable of shutting down other team’s top lines as well as driving the play in the opposite direction, his agile skating and deft hands allow Rubtsov to change the momentum on the ice in a hurry. Strong down low for his size, Rubtsov is more of a pass first player at this point since his vision and creativity enable him to create time and space for his line mates. Physically willing to engage and highly compettive, he is able to shield the puck from defenders while spotting teammates with pinpoint passes on the rush, seemingly with eyes in the back of his head. - Aynsley Scott

 

 

Fantasy Outlook: B+

Rubtsov has all of the potential to be a premier two-way scoring center in the NHL but will likely need a couple of more years at least before he comes over from Russia.

 

 

Footage:

German Rubtsov World Junior A Challenge Highlights:

 

 

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