The NHL is only about a month from starting as most franchises, including the Winnipeg Jets, will be kicking off their training camps next week, but leagues are the globe have already kicked off their 2021-2022 campaigns.
There are some Winnipeg Jets prospects and former draft picks competing in these leagues and one player is off to an extremely hot start.
That player is the Jets 2021 NHL Entry Draft fifth-round pick, Dmitri Rashevsky who applies his trade for Dynamo Moscow who compete in the KHL (the top Russian professional league).
The Winnipeg Jets Fifth Round Pick from this past summer’s draft, Dmitri Rashevsky is off to a flying start in the KHL
Coming into this season, Rashevsky was inexperienced in terms of playing in the KHL. In 2020-2021 the winger did appear in nine regular season games and three postseason games for Dynamo Moscow but mostly played in the top Russian junior league and in the second division.
At the start of this season, Rashevsky got a chance to prove his worth in the KHL with Moscow and has impressed many.
In the opening six games of the season, the twenty-year-old has four goals, five assists, a plus-four plus/minus, and is averaging 13:57 of ice time per game. That puts him tied for third in the KHL in points and tied for ninth in the league in goals.
Besides Rashevsky’s outstanding start, Dynamo Moscow is also off to a terrific start as they are one of two undefeated teams in the league and have a 6-0-0 record.
After winning in thrilling 5-4 fashion yesterday against Sibir, the next time Rashevsky and Dynamo will be back in action to keep their unbeaten streak alive is on Tuesday when they face off against Dinamo Riga.
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It will be interesting to see how long Rashevsky can keep this scoring pace up for and how he performs over the rest of the season. The twenty-year-old has yet to sign an entry-level contract with the Jets.
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*All Stats Provided by the KHL*