23-Year-Old Center – Winnipeg Jets
Alex Burmistrov Contract Information:
Burmistrov signed a two-year deal with Ak-Bars Kazan of the KHL in July of 2013.
Burmistrov, who is playing in the KHL but remains under Jets' control, will "almost certainly return to (the) NHL," according to Igor Eronko of Sports.ru.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
"Low-risk, high-upside" neatly summarizes Burmistrov's outlook for 2012-2013. You likely won't need to expend a high draft pick to secure the young Russian for your roto squad, and, if year three proves to be the breakout campaign for this 2010 first-round selection, you will have struck fantasy gold. Burmistrov played well early in the season, but fell off much, finishing the season with 13 goals, 28 points and many stretches of being invisible despite playing 76 games.
Burmistrov managed just six goals and 14 assists for 20 points in his rookie season last year. He was selected eighth overall in the 2010 entry draft and he has a ton of talent. He'll definitely improve on his goal and assist totals this coming season, but he's still probably another full year or two away from being a breakout star. Burmistrov is a late round sleeper pick at best this year.