Anton Silayev Profile, Is he a Future Chicago Blackhawk

ANTON SILAYEV Highlights 2024 NHL Draft
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Anton Silayev is sort of a man (prospect) of mystery to most. Sure, you see his name high on draft boards or being in the discussion as a potential wildcard amongst many pundits that could shake up this June's draft, but who is he in relation to being a potential Chicago Blackhawk?

In the above video (thanks to NHL Draft Pros), which is in place in the header image as there are not alot of great pictures of "just" Anton Silayev available, you will see a young blue liner that stands out in more ways than just the obvious one. That being that he is a 6'7 212lb left shot defender at just 17 years old. Not only that, but he is also playing exclusively in the KHL for Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod at this age.

For reference, refer back to Matvei Michkov a year ago in his draft eligible campaign as well as now looking at Ivan Demidov. Both of those forwards, more slight of build than Silayev, played each season before the draft predominately in the MHL division of hockey in Russia. Having a young blue liner like Silayev playing (at the time of this writing) 57 games in the KHL is impressive. Not only that, but he is showing that he is staying in the top pro league for a reason.

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