Philipp Kurashev Headed Back to Québec

Some reports indicate Philipp Kurashev will be in the Blackhawks’ lineup when they open the preseason schedule against Columbus on Tuesday night. Others are reporting Kurashev will report to the Québec Remparts (QMJHL).

Whether Kurashev dresses for the Hawks on Tuesday or not, the plan is for him to be with Québec again for the 2018-19 season.

Kurashev, who will turn 19 on Oct. 12, was the Blackhawks’ fourth round pick (#120 overall) in the 2018 NHL Draft. He scored 19 goals with 41 assists in 59 games for Québec last season.

8 thoughts on “Philipp Kurashev Headed Back to Québec

  1. A center in the pipeline. Imagine that. Good job Bowman drafting this guy, really. He’s still a baby. He has an NHL skillset. (just like Joe Veleno, who is close to — if not — NHL ready). Anyway…..

  2. Agreed. I saw Kurashev live in Traverse City and he stood out as one of our better players. Looks like a good pick so far.

  3. Wonder if Kurashev is on his way back to Remparts would Kahun move in with Fortin and Highmore, could be an interesting line.

  4. I liked what I’ve seen of him – big and skilled

    Didn’t really realize he’s still only 18 so sounds promising 2-3 years down the road

  5. 6″-0″ 192 lbs. -big – Kurashev

    5′-11″ 170 lbs- small – Boqvist

    Two different opinions from 2 different posters on players. It’s just interesting what’s big and what’s small. And how little difference size actually makes to be successful in the league.

    Joe Veleno was the 30th pick. He had 31 points in 31 games for the Sea Dogs. Then 48 in 33 games for the Voltigeurs (Beaudin led the Voltigeurs with 69 points in 68 games as a D). Philipp Kurashev had 60 points in 59 games for the Remparts. The Sea Dogs were awful. The Voltigeurs we’re 2nd in their division. The Remparts we’re 3rd.

    Kurashev was the 120th pick. The 120th pick for a PPG player isn’t bad. Veleno was granted exceptional status. That alone leads many to hold him in higher regard. He’s a 3c at the NHL level and will be sent back to junior. Hardly exceptional. He’s peaked as talent is concerned. Kurashev is still trending upwards. Id rather have Kurashev and Beaudin than Veleno.

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