March 3, 2021

Rangers Prospect Watch: Vitali Kravtsov opens the scoring for Traktor in the KHL playoffs

Kravtsov scores a beauty (Traktor/KHL)

So how would one describe Vitali Kravtsov’s goal that opened the scoring for Traktor today?

Wow!

The Rangers first round selection, 9th overall in the 2018 draft not only showed his amazing speed, but his deadly shot as well. Traktor won game one of their opening round series by a 3-1 score over Salavat Yulaev. Kravtsov finished with the one goal on three shots.

Kravtsov impressive season for a KHL youngster

Season Stats – 49 GP, 16-8-24, +8, 12 PIM

  • Tallied the game-tying goal with eight seconds remaining in regulation and led all skaters with 20:26 of ice time in the final game of the regular season on Feb. 27 against Metallurg Magnitogorsk; posted a plus-two rating on Feb. 25 against Torpedo
  • Established KHL career-highs in several categories, including goals (16), points (24), plus/minus rating (plus-eight), and shots on goal (125)
  • Led Traktor in even strength goals (13), tied for the team lead in goals, tied for second in shots on goal per game (2.6), and ranked fourth in shots on goal in 2020-21
  • Tied for 19th in the KHL in even strength goals this season

Notes via NYR Prospect Report

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Jun 22, 2018; Dallas, TX, USA; New York Rangers right wing Vitali Kravtsov (74) poses for a photo with team representatives after being selected as the number nine overall pick to the New York Rangers in the first round of the 2018 NHL Draft at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

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