Fantasy Hockey Features: Kirill Marchenko
The Columbus Blue Jackets are not a good team. They do, however, have a strong prospect pool and some good young players. One of them is Kirill Marchenko who burst onto the scene last season as a goal-scoring threat. This season, he’s found comfort playing with countrymen from Russia. But how high is his ceiling? Can he become a consistent 30 goal scorer? Or perhaps even more? We will dig into those questions and more here.
Kirill Marchenko, D+3. (#86) Marchenko has an impressive “pivot” move that he uses to perfection here. Leans left, but makes the quick pivot to his right to evade the defender and get himself into a better shooting position. 2022-04-07 #CBJ pic.twitter.com/X7q2ZVypvW— Fantasy Hockey Doctor - Victor Nuño (@VictorNuno12) January 29, 2024
Marchenko was selected back in 2018 by the Blue Jackets 49th overall. At that point, Marchenko hadn’t really had a standout season. He had a half point-per-game in the MHL, but he was much more impressive in his draft minus one season where he almost had a point-per-game. The two-game nod in the KHL might have swayed the scouts or the strong under-18 World Junior Champio
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