Sunday, May 13, 2012

NHL DRAFT: One-game Scouting Report (#3) for Yakupov and Grigorenko (WJHC)

Russia's Nail Yakupov and Mikhail Grigorenko are both ranked among the top-3 players available for the upcoming 2012 NHL Entry Draft. Yakupov is a 5'11", 161 lbs left-handed winger who usually plays the right-side, while Grigorenko is a 6'2", 185 lbs  left-handed centre.

This one-game scouting report is from team Russia's 3-1 win over Slovakia in the World Junior Championship. The game took place on December 28th, 2011.



OVERALL GRADE

#10 Yakupov had a below-average overall grade of 65. He struggled completing passes in the offensive-zone, while he excelled carrying the puck through the neutral-zone. He had an assist, a plus-1 traditional plus/minus, and 2 shots on goal.

#17 Grigorenko earned a slightly below-average grade of 68. He had trouble completing passes through the neutral-zone, as his soft back-hand passes were intercepted 3 times. He had an assist, a plus-1 rating and 1 shot on goal.


10
17

WINS
49
50
WINS
EVENTS
75
74
EVENTS
GRADE
65
68
GRADE
PLAYER
10
17

CSB RANK
1
3
CSB RANK




EVEN-STRENGTH RISK/REWARD RATING AND RATIO

#10 Yakupov had an even-strength risk/reward rating of 1.38, and a ratio of 1.64 successful plays for every 1 unsuccessful play. His best work was produced in the neutral-zone, and he engaged in an incredible 5.68 events per-minute of ice-time. His rating was helped by his high event total.

#17 Grigorenko earned an even-strength risk/reward raring of 1.29, and a ratio of  1.62 successful plays for every 1 unsuccessful play. His best work was produced in the offensive and defensive-zones, and he engaged in an impressive 5.46 events per-minute played. As with Yakupov, his rating was helped by his high event total.


10
17

POS
41
42
POS
NEG
25
26
NEG
RATIO
1.64
1.62
RATIO

10
17

POS/MIN
3.53
3.37
POS/MIN
NEG/MIN
2.15
2.09
NEG/MIN

10
17

EVENTS/ MIN
5.68
5.46
EVENTS/ MIN
RISK/REWARD
1.38
1.29
RISK/REWARD

10
17

CSB RANK
1
3
CSB RANK




OFFENSIVE-ZONE RISK/REWARD AND RATIO

#10 Yakupov had an unusually-low offensive-zone risk/reward rating of 0.17. His rating was hurt by his inability to beat opposing players 1on1, and by the inability of his linemates to handle his high-risk, but on-the-tape passes.  He had an offensive-zone ratio of 1.1 successful plays for every 1 unsuccessful play. He won 1of 2 puck-battles, recovered 8 loose-pucks, and was successful with only 5 of his 13 passes. He was also successful with 4 of his 8 attempts to beat opposing players 1on1 (deke), and engaged in an impressive 3.61 offensive-zone events per-minute played.

#17 Grigorenko earned a solid offensive-zone rating of 0.64, and an o-zone ratio of 1.73 successful plays for every 1 unsuccessful play. He won his only puck-battle, recovered 7 loose-pucks, and was successful with 7 of his 13 passes. He was able to get 1 of his 2 shot-attempts through to the net, and he engaged in 2.41 events per-minute played.


10
17

OZ POS
22
19
OZ POS
OZ NEG
20
11
OZ NEG
RATIO
1.1
1.73
RATIO

10
17

POS/MIN
1.89
1.53
POS/MIN
NEG/MIN
1.72
0.88
NEG/MIN

10
17

EVENTS/ MIN
3.61
2.41
EVENTS/ MIN
RISK/REWARD
0.17
0.64
RISK/REWARD

10
17

CSB RANK
1
3
CSB RANK




DEFENSIVE-ZONE RISK/REWARD RATING AND RATIO

#10 Yakupov eared a defensive-zone risk/reward rating of 0.43, and an impressive ratio of 3.5 successful plays for every 1 unsuccessful play.  He won his only puck-battle, recovered 3 loose-pucks, and was successful with both of his passes. He was also successful with his only attempted deke, and engaged in a low 0.77 defensive-zone events per-minute played.

#17 Grigorenko earned a defensive-zone rating of 0.48, and a ratio of 2.5 successful plays for every 1 unsuccessful play. He won his only puck-battle, recovered 5 loose-pucks, and was successful with 3 of his 6 d-zone pass-attempts. He engaged in 1.12 defensive-zone events per-minute played.


10
17

DZ POS
7
10
DZ POS
DZ NEG
2
4
DZ NEG
RATIO
3.5
2.50
RATIO

10
17

POS/MIN
0.60
0.80
POS/MIN
NEG/MIN
0.17
0.32
NEG/MIN

10
17

EVENTS/ MIN
0.77
1.12
EVENTS/ MIN
RISK/REWARD
0.43
0.48
RISK/REWARD

10
17

CSB RANK
1
3
CSB RANK



NEUTRAL-ZONE RISK/REWARD RATING AND RATIO

Both players like to carry the puck through the neutral-zone. Yakupov however, was much more successful than Grigorenko during this particular game. Both players also engaged in more neutral-zone events than defensive-zone events per-minute of ice-time.

#10 Yakupov earned a neutral-zone risk/reward rating of 0.77, and an impressive neutral-zone ratio of 4 successful plays for every 1 unsuccessful play.  He recovered 3 loose-pucks, and was successful with 5 of 6 neutral-zone passes.  He was successful with both of his n-zone dekes, and intercepted 1 opposition pass. He engaged in 1.29 n-zone events per-minute played.

#17 Grigorenko had a neutral-zone rating of 0.16, and a neutral-zone ratio of only 1.18 successful plays for every 1 unsuccessful play. He won only 3 of 7 puck-battles, and was successful with only 3 of 7 neutral-zone passes. He intercepted 3 opposition passes, and engaged in 1.93 neutral-zone events per-minute of ice-time.


10
17

NZ POS
12
13
NZ POS
NZ NEG
3
11
NZ NEG
RATIO
4
1.18
RATIO

10
17

POS/MIN
1.03
1.04
POS/MIN
NEG/MIN
0.26
0.88
NEG/MIN

10
17

EV/ MIN
1.29
1.93
EV/ MIN
RISK/REWARD
0.77
0.16
RISK/REWARD

10
17

CSB RANK
1
3
CSB RANK


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