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Position: Right Wing
Shoots: Left
Height: 6’0"
Weight: 190 lbs
Birth Date: 03/20/1987
Birth Place: Novopolotsk, Belarus
Acquired: NHL Entry Draft
Draft Team & Year: Montreal Canadiens in 2005
Draft Round: 7th
Overall Choice: 200th

Scouting Report

Strengths: Like his older brother, Sergei has
great offensive abilities. He can shoot, skate, stick handle, and pass. He’s
also been known to play physical.
Weaknesses: Needs to add some size and
strength so that injuries will not be a concern in the future. Will continue
to work his defensive game as he gets more comfortable with the North
American style..
Projected Role: Kostitsyn has top-6 forward potential.


Sergei Kostitsyn really made a name for himself last season when he put up
78 points, including 26 goals, in 63 games as a rookie with the OHL’s London
Knights. Kostitsyn will look to build on that success this year while also
playing more of a leadership role with the team.

In his second season with the London Knights, Kostitsyn has been named
assistant captain and he has scored 11 goals and 23 assists for 34 points in
24 games thus far. An important number has been his +/-: Kostitsyn is a +8
this season after finishing with an unspectacular -5 overall last year.