Chicago Blackhawks Select Artur Kayumov

With the 50th overall selection in the 2016 NHL Draft, the Blackhawks selected Russian forward Artur Kayumov.

Listed at 5-10 and only 154 pounds, Kayamov posted two goals and four assists on Russia’s U18 team at this year’s Hlinka Memorial Tournament.


A small, technically sound player, Artur Kayumov is a gifted player with a good nose for the net and excellent skating ability. He is not big, but he can overcome this problem with his soft hands and fast skating. Kayumov can both score and help other players to score and is a constant threat in the offensive zone. He is very smart and is doing very well with the U18 national team in the MHL, and he was one of the best players for Team Russia this summer at the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament. His lack of size may cause Kayumov to be considered a long shot to make it to the NHL, but he has all the tools to succeed.

Pre-Draft Rankings:

Ranked #75 by
Ranked #48 by Future Considerations
Ranked #91 by McKeen’s Hockey
Ranked #14 by NHL Central Scouting (EU Skaters)
Ranked #68 by TSN/Bob McKenzie

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