Vladislav Kamenev | C Magnitogorsk | Russia
Height: 6’2” Weight: 203 Shoots: Left
Born: August 12, 1996
2012-2013 Stalnye Lisy Magnitogorsk GP: 36 G: 9 A: 6 P: 15 +/-: 7 PIM: 22
|Kamenev may bring concerns of "The Russian|
Factor," but displays a solid two-way skill set
(Photo Credit: Hockey's Future)
Vladislav Kamenev, the last name alone is enough to make scouts quiver. In addition to the fact that Kamenev was drafted 3rd overall in the 2013 KHL Draft, the Russian Factor is in full effect, unless we hear otherwise. Last year, Nichushkin was the big concern, but he expressed his desire to play in the NHL and currently is. Hopefully the same will be true for Kamenev.
Regardless though, Kamenev is a strong defensive forward who plays well in all three zones. He’s got great size, displays a good work ethic and protects the puck well.
Offensively, Kamenev has a good shot and gets it off quickly but also displays good vision and playmaking ability. Good on his blades as well, the Russian pivot is a technically sound skater. Getting consistent playing time at the KHL level will surely be good for his development and hopefully his maturity. Kamenev needs to learn to keep his emotions in check and avoid unnecessary penalties.
Overall though, he is positionally sound and strong in the faceoff dot. Rising in the rankings, some see Kamenev fitting well into checking line duties at the NHL level.