Denis Istomin

Hometown:

Magnitogorsk Russia

Currently Playing In:

Europe

Birthday:

1987-01-12

Position:

RW

Eligible for draft:

2005

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

Height:

6-2

Acquired:

117th overall, 2005 Entry Draft by Chicago

Weight:

198 lbs.

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History

Spent the 2004-05 season with the High League’s (Russia 2) Traktor Chelyabinsk.

Talent Analysis
A promising forward with great, raw offensive talent…needs to continue to improve his skating, as he is not a particularly technical skater, though he does possess an above average speed...very precise wrist shot…very soft hands and is capable of moving the puck up the ice…average vision of the ice and tries to do too much on his own, though he has improved in this category during the 2004-05 season…not very effective defensively…not assertive physically and needs to better use his large frame.
Future
Good size and his drive towards the net, not to mention his array of shots, however, he has had struggles on the national team, namely defensive lapses and the absence of a physical edge to his game. Still, the package of skill and size is definitely there.

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