Position: Center | Height: 5-foot-10 | Weight 159 lbs
FanHouse Ranking: No. 7 | Age: 18 | Hometown: Kazan, Russia
There are constant questions about any Russian prospect on the draft board, now that the KHL has gained some relevance in Europe and appears willing to take players who would otherwise go to the NHL.
It doesn't seem like there are any real fears about Burmistrov, however. The 18-year-old moved to North America last year to play with the Barrie Colts of the OHL, and his major junior experience has only helped his draft status.
Once he goes in the draft, the next step for Burmistrov will be to gain weight. Some reports have him as low as 150 pounds (his listed weight is 159). That won't work for anyone in the NHL, much less someone who stands six feet tall. Burmistrov has to get in a training program that will help him fill out his body and prepare for the rigors of NHL play.