VASILY PODKOLZIN
European Skater - NEVA ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA-2
Final Rank:2Midterm Rank:2
Position:Right WingShoots:Left
Height:6' 1"Weight:196
Born:June 24, 2001
Born in:Moscow, RUS
Drafted: 2019: VAN (1st Round / 10th Overall) 

• Podkolzin finished the season playing for NEVA St. Petersburg in Russia’s second league, recording 2-3—5 in 14 games.

• He captained Team Russia to a bronze medal at the 2018 Hlinka Gretzky Cup with 8-3—11 in five games, where he led the tournament in goals. He again wore the “C” for his country at the 2019 Under-18 World Championship where he posted 1-3—4 in seven games to help Russia earn a silver medal.

• A veteran on the international stage, Podkolzin has also represented Team Russia at the 2019 World Junior Championship (0-3—3 in 7 GP), 2018 World Junior A Challenge (3- 5—8 in 6 GP), 2018 Under-18 World Championship (2-2—4 in 4 GP) and 2017 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge (1-5—6 in 5 GP).

• Podkolzin made history on Nov. 12, 2018 when he debuted in the KHL with SKA St. Petersburg and became the first player born in the 2000s to ever play in the league. He did so while skating on a line with Russian hockey legend Pavel Datsyuk and Golden Knights prospect Nikita Gusev.

STATISTICS

SEASONTEAMLEAGUEGPGAPPIM
2018-2019NEVA ST. PETERSBURGRUSSIA-2142354
2018-2019SKA ST. PETERSBURG 2RUSSIA-JR.126282
2018-2019RUS (2019 IIHF U18 World Championship)ITLTOUR71346
2018-2019RUSSIA (2019 WJC Championships)NATOUR70334
2018-2019RUSSIA (2018 World Junior A Challenge)NATOUR63586
2018-2019RUS (2018 Hlinka Gretzky Cup)NATOUR583118
2018-2019ST. PETERSBURGRUSSIA30000
2018-2019RUS U18 (Three games vs. CZE in Pribram 2018)ITLTOUR322431
2018-2019RUS U18 (5 Nations Tournament in Sochi 2019)ITLTOUR330329
2018-2019RUS U20 (4 Nations Tournament in Hodonin 18-19)ITLTOUR31122
2017-2018PODOLSK U17RUSSIA-JR. U172113173020
2017-2018RUSSIA (2017 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge)NATOUR515610
2017-2018RUS (2018 IIHF U18 World Championship)ITLTOUR42240
2017-2018RUS U18 (5-Nations tournament in Plymouth 2018)ITLTOUR41120
2017-2018RUS U17 (4 Nations Tournament in Veliky Novgorod 2017)ITLTOUR31012