Nikita Korostelev

Height / Weight
6' 1" / 176 lbs
February 8th 1997 (24)
Right Wing
NHL 2015 mock draft
Player ranking
Year Rank
2015 58
Russian import in his second year in the OHL. Has displayed a strong offensive game not only in open ice but along the wall. A strong puck carrier and stickhandler who has already surpassed his goal totals from his rookie year. Despite the fact that he is thin 175 he certainly plays stronger and bigger than his size. His biggest flaw is almost a complete lack of game when he doesn’t have the puck. That might be a matter of learning and maturing into a 200 game. There is no denying his skill set and abilities to undress defender and surprising speed in the attack zone. He has significant upside and projects as a possible first rounder

—Bill Placzek