Leading into the 2019-20 season, BakersfieldCondors.com will help you “Get to Know” some of the new faces joining the pipeline on a full-time basis.
2018-19 (w/ Guelph, Ontario Hockey League): 59 GP, 10g-35a-45pts; +36
2019 OHL Playoffs: 24 GP, 10g-18a-28pts; +18
2019 World Junior Championships (w/ Russia): 7 GP, 1g-3a-4pts, +9
2019-20: Year 1 of a three-year NHL Entry Level Contract
- Drafted in the 3rd round (#84 overall) of the 2017 NHL Draft by Edmonton
- Turned 20 on June 16
- 6’3”, 190 lbs. and from Volgograd, Russia
NEED TO KNOW:
- Was the top scoring d-man in the OHL playoffs with 28 points (10g-18a) in 24 games and was tied for fifth in scoring for all skaters
- Helped Guelph to an OHL title and a berth in the Memorial Cup this past May
- Won a Bronze Medal with Team Russia at the 2019 World Junior Championships
- Played five games with the Condors as an 18-year old in 2017-18 and had two assists
WHAT HE’S SAYING:
“It was fun playing (in the OHL playoffs) against Evan (Bouchard) and Ryan (McLeod). There was one game where Evan scored and I scored right after and we both just kind of laughed at each other,” – Samorukov on the chemistry of future teammates battling on different teams in the OHL.
Samorukov scores twice as Guelph defeats Ottawa to capture the OHL Championship.
Samorukov made his professional debut as an 18-year old with the Condors and delivered this big hit in Manitoba.
Samorukov celebrates following his team’s Game 4 victory over Ottawa.
Check back next week as our Getting To Know series continues with Kirill Maksimov.