Day 8: Mikhail Grigorenko. C, Quebec, 3 NA.
At six-foot-three, with good skating and unparalleled vision among this year’s draft candidates, Mikhail Grigorenko offensive offside is equal to or even greater than that of consensus number one Nail Yakupov.
As a rookie, Grigorenko scored 40 goals and recorded 85 points in 59 regular season games. He followed that up with a tepid playoff in which he scored just three times in 11 post-season games.
After the playoffs, Grigorenko revealed he had been ill with mononucleosis and didn’t have the energy necessary to compete. ...