Position: Right Wing | Height: 5-foot-10 | Weight 165 lbs
FanHouse Ranking: No. 17 | Age: 18 | Hometown: Novosibirsk, Russia
Tarasenko has been playing with older and bigger players, and he held his own quite well in the KHL.
However, there are bound to be some teams wary of spending a first-round pick on a player whose commitment to the NHL is possibly questionable.
The concerns about his allegiance will drive him down some boards. Legitimately, Tarasenko is close to a top-10 product. I probably haven't dropped him far enough to show how leery teams will be of drafting him. Any team who drafts him outside the top 15 or so is going to get a great value pick, assuming they feel he will play in North America.
Tarasenko is No. 10 in this video, which highlights some of his skill.