The goals Vitali Kravtsov is scoring in the KHL this season

9/21/20 | From the Rangers Prospect Report:

  • Vitali Kravtsov tallied a goal/point in each of Traktor’s three games during the past week, notching five points (four goals, one assist) in the three contests, and he posted a multi-point game in each of the final two contests during the week (three goals, one assist).
  • The Rangers’ first round pick (ninth overall) in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft has recorded seven points (six goals, one assist) and 32 shots on goal through the first seven games in 2020-21. Kravtsov extended his goal/point streak to four games (five goals, one assist over the span), and he has tallied a goal in five of seven games this season. I
  • Kravtsov also played on Traktor’s top line in each of the team’s three games during the past week.
  • In addition, he has recorded five or more shots on goal in five of Traktor’s seven games this season, and he has either led all skaters in shots on goal or has tied for the game-high in shots on goal in four of the seven contests.
  • Kravtsov has recorded a point on seven of Traktor’s 17 goals this season, and he has also been on the ice for 10 of Traktor’s 17 goals, including 10 of the team’s last 14 goals.
  • Through the first three weeks of the season (as of the conclusion of games on Sept. 20), he ranks second in the KHL in shots on goal, is tied for second in the KHL in goals, and is tied for ninth in the league in points. Kravtsov is also one of only two KHL players who have recorded five even strength goals thus far this season.
  • Among KHL players who are in their U22 season or younger in 2020-21, he ranks first in goals and points through the first three weeks of the season. Kravtsov leads Traktor in goals, points, and shots on goal, and he ranks second on the team in plus/minus rating (plus-five) this season.

From the Rangers Prospect Report on 9/14: “I think he saw a lot, learned a lot, and he looked at it, I think, as an opportunity to grow as a person and a player and to learn more about the Rangers and what we’re trying to accomplish as a team and trying to get him to accomplish as a player. I think everything progressed nicely, and once the league starts back up again, we’re looking forward to getting him back here.” – Chris Drury, Rangers Assistant General Manager and General Manager of the Hartford Wolf Pack, on Vitali Kravtsov’s experience with the Rangers during Phase 3 Training Camp and the 2020 Postseason (Credit: Newsday)