Oleg Sosunov

by olafson1393 on June 7, 2017

 

Oleg Sosunov, D

 

Shoots: L

Height: 6-8

Weight: 243

Born: 1998-04-13

Hometown: Ryazan, RUS

Drafted: 2016 by the Tampa Bay Lightning, 178th overall

 

Observations:

June 2017 - The massive Russian defender spent the duration of the 2016-17 split between Loko Yaroslavl of the MHL, and their child team in the NMHL. The 2016 sixth-round-pick tends to be keen on dropping the mitts, especially in cases where he feels he should be defending his teammates. Sosunov has a natural athletic ability that manipulates his enormous frame quite efficiently. His stature allows him to effectively frustrate opposing teams neutral zone strategies, but if he does get beat, will struggle to recover. He was unable to attend Lightning rookie camps in his draft year because of visa complications, but the Lightning will hope to get a better look at their defensive project this fall. Brayden Olafson

 

June 2016- Sosunov is a giant of a human being and fits the prototypical power defender mold. Ranked 25th among European skaters by Central Scouting, but is a widely unknown prospect. Sousunov is a raw talent and needs to improve his decision making in the offensive zone and defensive zone coverage. Skates well for a man his size, and has a massive wing span that covers a lot of ice, but has to take more time to accelerate and improve his overall mobility. Has a heavy shot but lacks offensive upside, his forte is his size, and reach allowing him to breakup offensive plays and is obviously has effective board work.

 

Fantasy Outlook: C-

 

A lot of raw potential but needs plenty of development.

 

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