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North American Skater
Russia
Valentin
Zykov
POSITION: Left Wing
HEIGHT: 6' 0"
SHOOTS: Right
WEIGHT: 208
LAST CLUB TEAM: Baie Comeau, QMJHL
BIRTHDATE: May 15, 1995
MID RANK: 8
HOMETOWN:
FINAL RANK: 7
BORN IN: St. Petersburg, RUS
• Zykov had a breakout season with Baie-Comeau in 2012-13, his first in North America, registering 75 points (40-35--75) in 67 games. He was selected as the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League’s Rookie of the Year and Offensive Rookie of the Year and also named to the All-Rookie Team.

• He was named the 2012-13 Canadian Hockey League Rookie of the Year after leadingall first-year players in goals (40) and points (75). He also paced all QMJHL rookies in playoff scoring with 10 goals (10-9--19) in 19 playoff games.

• In 2011-12, Zykov played for CSKA in Russia’s junior league recording 11 points (5-6--11). His 105 penalty minutes ranked second on the team.

• He represented Russia at the 2011 World Junior ‘A’ Hockey Challenge and the 2012 Under-17 World Hockey Challenge.

FAVORITES

NHL teams: Detroit Red Wings, Montreal Canadiens
NHL player: Pavel Datsyuk
Music group: AC/DC
Movie: Pursuit of Happiness
Actor: Will Smith
Website: NHL.com
Sport (other than hockey): Ping-pong
Superhero: Spider-Man
Dream car: Mercedes