2018 NHL Draft

Grigory Denisenko

Loko Yaroslavl (MHL)

Steve Kournianos  |  06/20/2018 |  Nashville  |  [hupso]


Position: Right Wing
Shoots: Right
Height / Weight: 5’11, 172 lbs
Born: June 24th, 2000 | Novosibirsk, Russia
Nation: Russia

The Draft Analyst Ranking:

39 42 31 23

Regular Season

Year Team GP G A P PIM
2017-18 Loko Yaroslavl (MHL) 31 9 13 22 30
2016-17 Loko Yaroslavl (MHL) 28 9 13 22 59
2015-16 Yaroslavl U17 (Russia U17) 29 22 39 61 36

Scouting Report

Denisenko possesses most skills associated with today’s modern-day offensive forward — speed, agility, deception, finishing, playmaking and explosiveness. He’s a right-handed shooter who can play and score from either wing, and completing plays with either his deadly shot or nifty backhander is what makes him a legitimate top-line candidate. Denisenko in one moment looks graceful and calm with the puck, only to change gears and dart to the net in the next. He has excellent hands that can deaden the toughest of passes, and is the perfect choice for set-play one-timers off offensive-zone draws. Although he won’t intimidate with physicality, Denisenko gets riled up and will get involved in battles to give an opponent the business.