Blackhawks Select Philipp Kurashev

With the 120th overall selection in the 2018 NHL Draft, the Chicago Blackhawks select forward Philipp Kurashev.

Philipp Kurashev
DOB: 10/12/99
Shoots: Left
6-0, 190

Ranked #61 by Corey Pronman (The Athletic)
Ranked #61 by NHL Central Scouting (NA Skaters)
Ranked #89 by TSN/McKenzie
Ranked #80 by McKeen’s Hockey
Ranked #79 by
Ranked #53 by Future Considerarions
Ranked #76 by ISS Hockey

Pronman scouting report from The Athletic:

  • Skating: 50
  • Puck Skills: 55
  • Physical Game: 40
  • Hockey sense: 60

“Kurashev is an intriguing player with a lot of upside. Few prospects outside the first round will possess his combination of size, plus skill and intelligence. He’s a great playmaker with the instincts to create chances off the perimeter and has enough speed to generate a lot of clean entries. He can make high-level creative plays and can finish chances, too. His main issue is off the puck, as he’s not a very physical player whose effort isn’t always there in battles. I do think he understands how to play the center position competently though but will need to play harder to do so well as a pro. Kurashev didn’t have a fantastic 18-year-old season production-wise given his talent level, and I know that’s raised concerns among evaluators I’ve talked to over his consistency, especially with his effort levels already in question.”

6 thoughts on “Blackhawks Select Philipp Kurashev

  • June 23, 2018 at 12:41 pm

    Relax guys– Bettman gave Bowman the heads up… Starting Next year– ALL CHECKING will be illegal…

    That new rule– Will make that 165 lb. # 8 Pick look really – BIG

  • June 23, 2018 at 12:52 pm

    This guy is borderline, right on the tipping scale 190.

  • June 23, 2018 at 12:54 pm

    Sorry I just spit my beverage when someone legit felt like they needed to qualify a 5th round pick as “borderline.” Isn’t that the definition of mid- to late-round pick? LOL Thanks, Morrison.

  • June 23, 2018 at 1:16 pm

    Got sick of everybody mostly dumping on draft because of size etc when it has good picks.

    So funny is good thing.

  • June 23, 2018 at 2:10 pm

    Good size and skill. A center. Let’s see if he figures the effort part.

  • June 25, 2018 at 8:03 am

    very very good player , good hockey vision , very good skater , intelligent ,

    hockey sense ect..

    very good selection by chicago hawks .

    I see him more more times

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