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HW 2011 Prospects: Dmitrij Jaskin

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Hockey Wilderness has decided to rank their 30 favorite prospects in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft and will analyze each and every one of them. So on draft day, you'll have a good sense of who's who.

With each post, you will get to understand what type of player he is, and how he can help the Wild. You'll understand his strengths, flaws and get to understand what type of player he'll develop into.

The HW's Rank - The average rank of several of our favorite available rankings, weighted appropriately.

Summary Scout Notes - A broken down version of comments offered by each service. To read the whole explanations, click on the source site and search.

Now, introducing Slavia Dmitrij Jaskin:

Dmitrij Jaskin

#26 / Right Wing / Slavia



Mar 23, 1993

GP G A P +/- PIM Midterm Rank
Final Rank HW Rank
2010 - Slavia

Don't forget to check out the Hockey Wilderness 2011 Draft Page as well. Just click on the picture.


History And Accomplishments

  • 2009-10 Czech U18 Champion
  • 2010 KHL Draft - 1st Overall, 1st Round (Sibir Novosibirsk)
  • 2010 CHL Import Draft - 60th Overall, 1st Round (Calgary Hitmen)
  • HW's Take:

    Now here's an interesting gamble. Dmitri Jaskin has all the tools to be a powerforward, but lacks the one thing that NHL teams take high in regard: skating.

    He's a bull on the puck, has good offensive skills and works hard. He can drive to the net, protect the puck and win battles along the boards. Sounds promising.

    But in this current NHL, skating is seen as one of the important, if not THE most important, attribute that players must have. It's not to say Jaskin's skating is down right awful, but it is considered average and his first steps a bit heavy and awkward.

    But with the proper coaching, he can probably make a good impact with whichever team picks him. I mean, we've seen what Andrew Brunette and Owen Nolan can do with below average skating...

    HW's Projection

    Top six powerfoward

    Summary Scouts Notes

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    Has everything you want in a power forward ... is a complete package ... is strong on his skates and is able to get where he needs to be ... bulls his way to the dirty areas of the ice ... goes hard to the net ... can really rip it, with a rapid release, heavy shot and good accuracy ... tough to separate off the puck down low ... excellent puck puck control in tight space ... very creative with the puck ... very solid defensively ... poise and hockey sense ... strong competitor, plays with heart and character ... skating is a certain drawback, as he lacks smooth stride and looks awkward at times


    Big powerforward type ... very strong and steady guy ... has good offensive skills and uses his frame well ... good hockey sense, good puckhandling, good vision ... big body, plays physical, competes hard ... defensively responsible ... skating is his main weakness ... slow first steps and heavy feet ... average skating

    The Scouting Report

    he is a talented winger who can play with a bit of jam ... a well rounded player ... pretty good with the puck and makes good decisions as well ... skating is a bit of an issue, and he’ll need to work on improving his stride

    Video Evidence

    Dmitrij Jaskin - A hat trick against Russia (via NorthernHockey)

    Where Does He Fit With The Wild?

    The Wild not only lacks skill, they also lack physicality (if that is even a word...)

    Besides Colton Gillies, no one has the tough game Jaskin can bring. Not only does he bring a tough game, he brings a skilled game. The Wild could surely use a guy that can drive his way to the net (and perhaps have Granlund feed him the puck following that)

    Good Choice At #10?

    I'm torn of Jaskins.

    He sounds great and I'm think he can possibly overcome his skating flaws, but at #10, I am not comfortable.

    I'm a safe person so when it comes to the draft, I would want to see the Wild select someone that has considered less of a gamble.

    How Does He Look As A Wild?


    Comment away!

    Special thanks to Brock Otten, Kirk Luedek, Scott Campbell, and Dan Shrader