Prospect Rankings and Movement
As we know now, Anatoly Golyshev is leaving Russia for North America. We assume he’s signing a deal for this season with the Isles, but until an official release from the Isles is made it’s all speculation.
What isn’t speculation is how good he’s been at the KHL level. His 220 points in 403 career games make him Avtomobilist’s franchise leader in goals and points.
At the NHL level, that scoring rate makes him (using translation factors), about a 36 point player over a full 82 game season.
Will he play this year? Maybe. Whether that’s at the NHL or AHL level is yet to be determined. Who knows what Lou and Barry have in mind. But tossing him straight to the NHL seems like a stretch considering how the two like to bring in new players.
In terms of my rankings, Golyshev doesn’t exactly rank. He’s 26 so I don’t count him as a prospect anymore. But, I do keep track of him, so if he were a prospect he’d be just outside of the top 10.
But as former NHLer Anthony Stewart says, Golyshev is legit.