2017 NHL Entry Draft

Alexei Lipanov




Previous Team: Balashikha Dynamo (VHL)

Hockey Draft Central Ranking: No. 45

Vital Statistics

Position: C • Height: 6-0 • Weight: 165 • Shoots: Left
Birthdate: Aug. 17, 1999 • Hometown: Moscow, Russia

Additional Information

Current Status: ACTIVE | STATS
Previous: Moscow Dynamo (Russia U16); Balashikha HK MVD (MHL)
CHL Import Draft: 2016 by Barrie (Round 1, No. 44 Overall)
MHL Debut: Sept. 20, 2015 (Balashikha vs. Riga)
First MHL Goal: Nov. 24, 2015 (Balashikha vs. Moscow Red Army)

A Sleeper Pick With Toews-Like Qualities
Great at Using His Speed to Open Up Ice
Major-Junior Rights Held by Barrie's Colts

Quotes from Major Draft Guides

• "He plays a game that is, I don't want to say greasy, but he makes a lot happen. He gets his guys the puck. He's not an explosive skater, but he has high-end hockey sense." (Anonymous Scout, Hockey News Draft Preview)

• "Slippery and skilled forward showed great vision on PP with numerous feeds back-door. Passes the puck exceptionally well both forehand and backhand -- high-end skill set. I like this player." (Brent Parker, ISS Scout)

• "Starred at the World Jr. A championships this past December playing on a line with 2018 draft phenom Andrei Svechnikov. Unfortunately, his World Under-18 showing this April was poor, and last impressions are often the most important. He could be a wildcard on draft day." (Recrutes.ca)

• "He was very physical at the World Under-18’s, almost to his detriment. He ran around a bit too much and was out of position, but he was probably trying to get his (teammates) into the game." (Anonymous NHL Scout, HockeyProspect.com Black Book)

• "Smooth skater gets effortless glide with minimal push. Handles the puck seamlessly while at top flight. Uses deceoption by double-clutching before firing heavy snap shots. Sees the ice well and creates off the rush. ... Very effective at playing the top of the umbrella on the power play." (Red Line Report)