Tampa Bay Lightning
Draft Prospect - 2016
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Vladislav Namestnikov
North American Skater
London, OHL
Final Rank:  11 Midterm Rank:  17
Position:  Center Shoots:  Left
Height:  6' 0" Weight:  166
Born:  November 22, 1992 Hometown:  Voskresensk, RUS
Birthplace:  Zhukovskiy, RUS
NHL Central Scouting’s Chris Edwards
"Vlad plays a high-energy, two-way game he's very aggressive on the forecheck and backcheck and has the ability to beat defenders outside and cut back to the net. He has an excellent wrist shot that he can release with accuracy on the rush. "I find him most effective at center, but he is versatile enough to play a solid game on the wing, he's very responsible defensively and is not afraid of getting involved and battling for pucks. He'll take the body and take a hit to make a play."