Friday’s Dump & Chase: Egor Rising

Not a whole lot of hockey news, but Predators prospect Egor Afanasyev had a great performance in his game against Finland yesterday in the opening round of the Karjala Cup.

Yesterday, Russia and Finland met in the opening round of the Karjala Cup tournament in Finland. While Russia’s team featured the Nashville Predators first-round draft pick Iaroslav Askarov (17/19 saves) in net and prosepct Semyon Chistyakov (1 assist) on the second defensive pairing, it was Egor Afanasyev who stole the show. Afanasyev played on the first line and put up 2 assists and 1 goal of his own, which meant he had a hand in half of the Russian team’s 6 goals. Take a look at his snipe:

Egor’s name hasn’t been garnering the attention that some of the other Predators prospects have in the whole “youth movement” conversation the team is having for next season, but I think you’ll hear a lot more about him after this season.

And while I’m at it, here’s a little Iaroslav Askarov action for you. I know we’ve talked about him quite a bit since the draft, but this is a great chance to get a solid look at what he can do.

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