Shalagin, Mikhail

Crunch Ink Shalagin to 1 Year AHL Deal; Exercises Option on Valleau

SYRACUSE, N.Y. ­­– The Syracuse Crunch have signed forward Mikhail Shalagin to a one-year AHL contract, general manager Stacy Roest announced today. The team has also picked up the one-year option on defenseman Nolan Valleau.

Shalagin, 19, skated in 43 games with the MHK Spartak Moskva of the MHL last season tallying 75 points (48g, 27a) with a plus-31 rating, earning MHL MVP honors. His 48 goals set a new league record for the most in one season. The 6-foot-4, 185 pound forward also appeared in four games with the Moscow Spartak of the KHL and seven with the Khimik Voskresensk of the VHL tallying two goals.

Shalagin was selected by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the seventh round, 198th overall, at the 2019 NHL Draft.

Valleau, 26, skated in 68 games with the Crunch last season earning three goals and 17 assists along with a plus-20 rating. He also played in seven games with the Orlando Solar Bears of the ECHL posting four points (2g, 2a).

Mikhail Shalagin

Basics

Type: 
Prospect
Position: 
Left Wing
Shoots/Catches: 
Left
Height: 
6.04
Weight: 
185
Born: 
09/12/1999
Age: 
19
Hometown: 
Moscow, RUS
Acquired: 
Selected by Tampa Bay Lightning in Round 7 (#198) of the 2019 NHL Entry Draft
Last Team: 
Syracuse (AHL)
Projects As: 
Scoring line sniper

Draft Info

Draft Status: 
Drafted
Draft Year: 
2019
Drafted By: 
Tampa Bay Lightning
Round: 
7
Pick No.: 
198
Draft Team: 
MHK Spartak (MHL)

Contract

Contract Status: 
Signed
Signing Date: 
09/07/2019
Contract Type: 
AHL-only
Contract Length: 
1 year
Contract Start Year: 
2019
Contract End Year: 
2020
Contract End Status: 
RFA

Bio

Awards: 

2018-19

  • MHL Regular Season MVP
  • MHL Most Goals (48)
  • MHL Forward of the Month (February, West)
  • MHL Forward of the Month (January, West)


2017-18

  • MHL Most Winning Goals (11)

Scouting Report

Strengths: 

Massive frame. Was a man among boys in the MHL. Despite his size, has the skillset and finishing ability of a smaller, finesse player. Prolific goalscorer who set the MHL single-season goalscoring record.

Weaknesses: 

Heavy first step. Skating needs overall improvement. Needs to be challenged by a higher level of competition than the MHL.

Projection: 

Potential scoring line power forward project

Statistics

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 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2014-2015 Spartak Moskva U16Russia U1628 10 717 24|        
 2015-2016 Spartak Moskva U17Russia U1735 9 413 24|        
 2016-2017 Spartak Moskva U18Russia U189 9 615 22|Playoffs7 14 418 22 
  MHK Spartak MoskvaMHL34 3 25 4|        
 2017-2018 Khimik VoskresenskVHL3 0 00 0|        
  MHK Spartak MoskvaMHL63 33 3063 38|Playoffs6 1 23
 2018-2019 Spartak MoskvaKHL4 0 00 0|        
  Khimik VoskresenskVHL7 2 02 0|        
  MHK Spartak MoskvaMHL43 48 2775 77|Playoffs3 0 00
  Russia U20 (all)International-Jr3 1 01 0|        
 2019-2020 Syracuse CrunchAHL- - -- -|        

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