Vladislav Kamenev

by Donesh Mazloum on December 7, 2016

Vladislav Kamenev - Photo Courtesy of fhr.ru

Vlaidslav Kamenev, LC

Shoots: L

Height: 6-2

Weight: 203

Born: 1996-08-12

Hometown: Orsk, RUS

Drafted: 2014 by the Nashville Predators, 42nd overall

 

 

 

 

Observations:

December 2016 —The talented Russian has had a promising start to the season for the Milwaukee Admirals with 15 points in 19 games, 12 penalty minutes and a plus-9 rating.  He is currently averaging 0.79 points per game, which is up from the 0.64 he posted in the previous year. Kamenev’s shots on goal have increased immensely without seeing a drop off in his shooting percentage from last season.

The dual-eligible forward has a big frame and he knows how to use it along the boards and in the crease. Kamenev is a smooth skater with soft hands and a good shot. He can pass well and dangle a defending player, but usually strides to keep his game straight forward.

Kamenev sometimes lets his emotions get the best of him. There was an unfortunate chain of events in the 2016 World Juniors Championship final, which led to him getting ejected from the game and an official receiving a wound on his hand from Kamenev’s stick. Niko Salminen

 

April 2016 - Kamenev had a successful first season in North America putting up 37 points in 57 games for the Milwaukee Admirals in the AHL. Kamenev also captained Team Russia to a silver medal in the 2016 World Junior Championship. He led team Russia and finished third in tournament goal scoring with five goals in seven games. Kamenev's move to North America and subsequent success is a promising sign. The Predators need point producing forwards and Kamenev is one of their most promising offensive talents. Donesh Mazloum

July 2014 - Kamenev was selected 2nd overall by the Quebec Remparts in the CHL Import Draft. If he reports it would do a lot to boost his stock in fantasy circles simply by showing that he has a willingness to come over to play in North America. Donesh Mazloum

 

June 2014 - Vladislav Kamenev was selected by the Nashville Predators at 42nd overall in the 2nd round of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. Kamenev is a Russan forward that has great hands and uses his size to win battles along the boards. He has a good work ethic and doesn't mind getting in the gritty areas. Projects to be a versatile two-way forward. -Kevin Won

 

May 2014 – Oh oh, a Russian draft prospect competing outside of North America in his draft season. Of course, he must be red flagged. Sure, Vladislav Kamenev carries some risk heading into the draft due to of his passport and ties to Russia but this two-way versatile pivot will draw interest because his style translates well to the North American game. He displays strong defensive awareness and initiates contact but also possesses some good offensive skills including a good cycle game and hard shot. Kamenev’s name carries some risk but he is the type of player who could easily be slotted in a team’s top nine.  Brendan Ross

 

 

Fantasy Outlook: B -

Trending in the right direction. There is top six potential in him.

 

 

Footage:

Kamenev pots the OT winner at the 2016 WJC:

 

 

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