Klim Kostin
Klim Kostin
19-Year-Old Right WingRW
St. Louis Blues
2018 Fantasy Outlook
The top-ranked European player from the 2017 NHL Draft, Kostin had high expectations from the beginning. However, the 19-year-old was immediately placed in a difficult spot with AHL San Antonio -- a shared affiliate with Colorado. This meant the Blues' need to develop Kostin wasn't always fulfilled, and he was often placed in the bottom six, recording six goals, 28 points and 72 PIM in 57 games. The Blues will be San Antonio's only parent club in 2018-19, which will give Kostin the top-six minutes he needs to truly adjust to the North American game. When he gets there, the 6-foot-3, 212-pound center has the looks of a power forward with the ability to leverage his creativity to make plays on his own. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Blues in July of 2017.
AHL struggles continue
RWSt. Louis Blues  Minors
March 13, 2019
Kostin scored his eighth goal of the season in AHL San Antonio's 4-1 loss to Iowa on Tuesday.
ANALYSIS
St. Louis was hoping that Kostin's play would improve dramatically after a lackluster first season in North America and it simply hasn't happened. In fact, he has actually been worse this year than last. He has just 20 points in 53 games to go along with an abysmal minus-26 rating. Kostin is far too young to give up on (he won't turn 20 years old until May) and he played very little in his draft season in his native Russia, but the early returns are not strong. All the Blues can do here is stay the course and hope his play improves over time.
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2017 Fantasy Outlook
Kostin’s road to St. Louis was a bit of a strange one. The Penguins bizarrely dealt the final pick of the 2017 draft’s first round to the Blues for enforcer Ryan Reaves, and that pick was promptly used on Kostin -- then under contract with HC Dynamo Moscow of the WHL. The Russian club proceeded to change ownership and release all the players on its roster, allowing Kostin to sign his entry-level deal with the Blues in July. The 18-year-old forward was the highest-rated European skater in the 2017 draft, yet worries about his WHL contract and a lingering shoulder injury caused him to fall to the end of the first round. Kostin has shown well in junior tournaments, and his pro experience will do him some good, but the Blues have a strong forward corps already, so there’s no need to rush him into the lineup and possibly stunt his growth. He’s expressed a strong preference to avoid playing in Canadian juniors (WHL Kootenay holds his rights), so an AHL role may be on tap for most of 2017-18. Keeper-league owners should take notice of his progress as the season progresses.
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Finishes WJC with six points
RWSt. Louis Blues  Minors
January 8, 2019
Kostin scored three goals and added three assists in seven games while leading Team Russia to the bronze medal in the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship.
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Heads to World Juniors
RWSt. Louis Blues  Minors
December 17, 2018
Kostin was loaned from AHL San Antonio to Team Russia for the World Junior Championship, Tom Timmermann of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
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Among seven recalls
RWSt. Louis Blues  Minors
September 29, 2018
Kostin was recalled by the Blues on Saturday, Jim Thomas of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
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Finishes AHL season with 28 points
RWSt. Louis Blues  Minors
June 12, 2018
Kostin recorded six goals and 22 assists in 67 AHL games during the 2017-18 season.
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Still making adjustments to American game
RWSt. Louis Blues  Minors
January 6, 2018
Kostin has two goals, nine assists and 47 PIM through 27 games for AHL San Antonio.
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