Sergei Boikov

by Hayden Soboleski on November 18, 2016

Sergei Boikov, D

Shoots: L

Height: 6-02

Weight: 194

Born: 1996-01-24

Hometown: Khabarovsk, Russia

Drafted: 2015 by Colorado, 161st Overall

 

 

 

 

Observations:

November 2016 - Boikov has had a less-than-stellar start to the season, and has been assigned to the ECHL. This is likely to keep his ice time numbers up, as he should develop into a workhorse type player. His hitting edge is still very much alive - he has recently returned from a one-game suspension for elbowing. Hayden Soboleski

 

October 2016 - Boikov has been assigned to the AHL after participating in Avs training camp and rookie tournament. He has made enormous strides over the last year, and should step straight into a significant role in San Antonio. He impresses on the ice by being difficult to play against in his own end, while still possessing the high-level skating ability needed to effectively transition the puck up the ice. Dont expect any fantasy value from Boikov in the form of points, but he could become a minute-muncher with big hit totals. Hayden Soboleski

 

April 2016 - Boikov's excellent year will wrap up in San Antonio, where the AHL Rampage has signed him for the remainder of the year. This is an excellent sign of how capable the organization believes him to be and indicates he will be making the jump to pro sooner rather than later. Hayden Soboleski

 

January 2016 - Russia went home with silver at the WJC but Boikov's play should leave Avs fans happy. He played a shutdown role which included time on the penaly-kill, and routinely crushed opposing players along the boards. He was a physical presence throughout the tournament and did not look out of place or overmatched among the best of his peers. Hayden Soboleski

 

December 2015 - Boikov has made the Team Russia WJC squad. Hayden Soboleski

December 2015 - Boikov has been invited to tryout for the team Russia WJC roster after posting a solid 16 points (four goals, 12 assists) in 29 games so far this season. Hayden Soboleski

 

September 2015 - As expected, Boikov has been reassigned to the QMJHL after particiating in training camp with the Avalanche. He will play this season with the Drummondville Voltigeurs, where he already has one point in one game. He hopes to build upon last season's 21 points (three goals, 18 assists, 64 PIM  and impressive plus-11 on a bad team) in 64 games, and will surely be relied on as a leader going into his theird season with the club. Hayden Soboleski

 

Boikov's gretest asset is his skating, where he can fly up the ice both with and without the puck. He was among the best skaters (both in speed and technicality) in Avalanche Rookie camp, and he was a noticeable member of Team Russia in this year's Canadian Summer Showcase, where he often kick-started the forecheck by carrying the puck smoothly out of his own end. He also provides a welcomed physical presence, as he is not afraid to shut down opposing players or add some penalty minutes to the scoresheet.  At 6-foot-two and 194 lbs while still possessing excellent skating skills, Boikov has the size to be an effective all-around defenceman at any level. He will work on improving his hockey senses, his shot, and essentially his all-around game in the QMJHL this season, and will surely push for AHL and NHL roster spots down the road, where his fantasy relevance will depend on his ability to contribute adeqaute point numbers while maintaining good PIM and +/- statistics. Hayden Soboleski

 

Fantasy Outlook: C+

Too soon to tell if he will continue his evolution into an all-around threat, but his combination of size, budding talent, and junior stats make him a possible fantasy asset down the road

 

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Boikov defending his teammate:

 

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