Blues Sign Russian Forward Evgeny Skachkov

I know exactly diddly and squat about this kid aside from the fact that he’s Russian and he was a Blues’ pick (221st overall) in the 2003 draft.  Evgeny Skachkov netted 22 goals and 36 points in 51 regular season games this year for Traktor, which according to the Game Time Prospect Department puts him at an AHL level of production.  Does anyone out there have the scoop on this kid?  A quick left winger is always appreciated, but I’d love to see a little more information.

Hockey’s Future only has a little bit on him, rating him a 5.5 D (3rd-4th line forward who is unlikely to reach potential) and mentioning that his point totals would have probably been higher had he been on a better team with stronger players.  The only youtube video I’ve found on him is this – he scores the first goal just about from the line.

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About Laura Astorian

Laura Astorian is the head editor for the SB Nation blog St. Louis Game Time and has been a Blues fan from childhood. She promises that any anti-Blackhawks bias will be left at the door. Maybe.