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PROSPECT PROFILE: Radel Fazleev

by Staff Writer / Philadelphia Flyers
If there’s ever an example of growth, and getting an opportunity and running with it, look no further than Radel Fazleev, the Flyers sixth round pick at 168th overall in 2014.


But here’s the thing about Fazleev - he just wants to win by being a hockey player and a good teammate.

He leads the Hitmen in scoring with 52 points (16g-32a) in 45 games and has already recorded new career highs in scoring with his 52 points, having played 26 fewer games than last season.

But it’s an infectious and upbeat personality that makes him not only a popular guy in the locker room, but a leader on the ice.

His increase in ice-time and in stats year-by year are not because of his age or talent, but a byproduct of his hard work, dedication and proving to everyone around him that he is a reliable and honest hockey player willing to do whatever it takes to win.

“His development is steady and he’s progressing as a player,” said Flyers Player Development Coach John Riley. “The biggest thing on him is that he’s truly a 200-foot player. He works very hard in all three zones and he’s developed a little bit of a scoring touch this year.”

Fazleev enters his final year in the WHL with the Calgary Hitmen, and its apparent that he has taken that next step in his game, both on the scoresheet and as a go-to guy in the dressing room as much as he has on the ice.

At the World Juniors in Finland, the Russian team may not have even made it to the gold medal game if it weren’t for Fazleev.

In an overtime victory in the Quarterfinals vs. Denmark, Fazleev sent a beautiful cross-ice pass to fellow prospect Ivan Provorov, who fed it across the crease to Vladislav Kamenev for the game-winning goal for Russia to advance to the quarterfinal.



In the midst of the excitement, Fazleev didn’t even realize he wasn’t given credit for the secondary assist on the game-winning tally. To this day, he still may not even realize it, but that’s far from what matters to him. The victory was all he cared about.

“He’s done everything he’s needed to do every year to take the next step and he’s been outstanding for his team [in Calgary], but like all young players, he’s got to get a little bit quicker, a little bit stronger and hopefully next year he can play at the American Hockey League level or beyond,” added Riley.

With 2016 training camp off in the not-to-distant future, Fazleev and the Hitmen are in the third and final guaranteed playoff spot in the Division, and alongside fellow prospect, Travis Sanheim, they are looking to advance back to the Conference finals and have a chance to win the WHL league title in May.

For more on Flyers prospects playing in the NCAA, junior and European hockey leagues see below…

CANADIAN HOCKEY LEAGUE

PLAYER POS. HT. WT. AGE HOMETOWN DRAFT 2015-16 TEAM GP G A P
Nicolas Aube-Kubel RW 5'11" 200 19 Slave Lake. Alberta 2014 Val d'Or (QMJHL) 47 33 38 71
Samuel Dove-McFalls LW 6'2" 197 18 Montreal, Quebec 2015 Saint John (QMJHL) 14 2 4 6
Radel Fazleev C 6'0" 194 19 Kazan, Russia 2014 Calgary Hitmen (WHL) 45 16 32 52
Travis Konecny RW 5'10" 177 18 London, Ontario 2015 Ottawa 67's (OHL) 47 22 56 78
Philippe Myers D 6'5" 196 18 Dieppe, New Brunswick Undrafted Rouyn-Noranda (QMJHL) 51 14 21 35
Ivan Provorov D 6'0" 201 18 Yaroslavl, Russia 2015 Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL) 46 12 38 50
Travis Sanheim D 6'3" 198 19 Elkhorn, Manitoba 2014 Calgary Hitmen (WHL) 36 8 37 45

NATIONAL COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

PLAYER POS. HT. WT. AGE HOMETOWN DRAFT 2015-16 TEAM GP G A P
Terrance Amorosa D 6'1" 185 20 Kirkland, Quebec 2013 Clarkson University 19 4 8 12
David Drake D 6'3" 185 20 Naperville, Illinois 2013 University of Connecticut 24 0 5 5
Mark Friedman D 5'11" 185 19 Toronto, Ontario 2014 Bowling Green State University 32 4 13 17
Cooper Marody RW 6'0" 177 18 Brighton, Michigan 2015 Michigan University 21 8 6 14
Reece Willcox D 6'4" 204 21 Surrey, British Columbia 2012 Cornell University 24 2 10 12

EUROPE

PLAYER POS. HT. WT. AGE HOMETOWN DRAFT 2015-16 TEAM GP G A P
David Kase C 5'11" 164 18 Kadan, Czech Republic 2015 Liga (WSM) 16 6 8 14
Oskar Lindblom F 6'1" 192 19 Gavle, Sweden 2014 Brynas (SweHL) 38 6 16 22
Mikhail Vorobyov C 6'2" 194 18 Ufa, Russia 2015 Toplar (MHL) 21 6 17 23

GOALTENDERS

GOALTENDER HT. WT. AGE HOMETOWN 2015-16 TEAM
GP W L OT SO GAA SV%
Ivan Fedotov 6'6" 192 18 St. Petersburg, Russia Reaktor (MHL) 26 16 4 4 4 2.14 .911
Merrick Madsen 6'4" 177 20 Preston, Indiana Harvard University 20 13 4 2 4 1.89 .933
Felix Sandstrom 6'2" 196 18 Gavle, Sweden Brynas (SweHL) 16 9 5 2 0 2.48 .913
Matej Tomek 6'3" 180 18 Bratislava, Slovakia North Dakota University - - - - - - -
*All stats are through games on Feb. 15
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