Nikolay Goldobin | RW Sarnia | OHL
Height: 6’0” Weight: 185 Shoots: Left
Born: October 7, 1995
2012-2013 GP: 68 G: 30 A: 38 P: 68 +/-: -7 PIM: 12
|Goldobin added to his great sophomore year with a strong|
performance in the CHL Prospects Game
(Photo Credit: Sarnia Sting)
Goldobin has been on an absolute tear this year. Third in OHL scoring with 68 points in 42 games this season, Goldobin has jumped up draft boards and only continued to do so in the CHL Top Prospects Game. With one goal and an assist in the game, Goldobin earned Team Cherry’s Player of the Game honors. Hopefully, being a draft pick of Metallurg Novokuznetsk in the KHL won’t sway Goldobin away from the NHL or NHL scouts away from drafting the talented Russian.
Because he certainly has the package of skills to garner the attention that he has been getting. He has a great release on his wrister and is a dangerous shooter. But Goldobin is also an effective playmaker. The Russian winger can thread the needle and displays excellent vision. And after recording the most goals and points as an OHL rookie last season, Goldobin has shown that he is an offensive threat.
However, there are some concerns about his game. Goldobin is not an extremely fast skater, but is able to make up for that with his intelligence, creativity and stick skills. More concerning though, scouts want to see more consistency and an increased dedication to improving his two way game.
Goldobin was impressive in the prospects game though and, with some refinement, should prove to be an offensive threat. As long as there is a dedication to playing a two way game, and playing in North America, his stock should continue to rise.