Sasha Pastujov

Height / Weight
6' 0" / 181 lbs
July 15th 2003 (17)
Right Wing
United States
University of Notre Dame
NHL 2021 mock draft
Player ranking
Year Rank
2021 32

A Michigan native with ties to Bradenton, Florida is high end passer and attacker with keen hockey sense and good skating base and escapability. Projects to be the highest drafted Pastulov, as he seems to have passed his two older brothers in scoring ability. Poses a definite problem for opposing teams, as he is developing his shot that can be taken from outside the perimeter, as well being a close-in scoring threat, with his clean passes from the outside to teammates breaking to inside the circles. Sets up on the half wall on the power play. Strong on his skates and strong on the puck, he displays agility due to his fine edgework, and excellent lateral mobility is his possessions and will create space for himself to allow his elite passing skills to go to work. Although he will benefit with more time in the weight room in order to add more power to his skating stride and first couple steps, he can use his existing speed and puck handling prowess to navigate the neutral zone and on zone entires and set ups on the attack. He separates himself from opponents, creating space that allows him anticipate and deliver slick passes on the sticks of his attacking teammates. Smooth seam passer. As most USA Developmental players, he is has a keen understanding of his job in the other two zones. He is committed to the University of Notre Dame

  —Bill Placzek—