Ilya Mikheyev

Ilya Mikheyev

29-Year-Old Right WingRW
Vancouver Canucks
2023 Fantasy Outlook
Mikheyev's 2022-23 was cut short by ACL surgery midway through the season, and there's no telling if he'll be ready for training camp. When he was in the lineup, the winger recorded 28 points in 46 contests, putting him well on his way to a career year before the operation. If he can prove he's healthy this year, he'll have some genuine appeal as a sleeper given his 60 points over his last 99 contests. He'll spend most of 2023-24 at 29 years old and should be good for a middle-six role with some power-play time, though he'll add virtually nothing in physicality, so he'll need to show up on offense. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $19 million contract with the Canucks in July of 2022.
In action Monday
RWVancouver Canucks
May 20, 2024
Mikheyev (undisclosed) will rejoin the lineup for Game 7 versus the Oilers on Monday, Thomas Drance of The Athletic reports.
ANALYSIS
Mikheyev missed the previous two contests with an apparent undisclosed injury. He has yet to register a point in 10 postseason contests. With Mikheyev back in action, Vasily Podkolzin is expected to serve as a healthy scratch.
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2023–24 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    14:16
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    0:53
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:47
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2021–22
15:16
1:06
1:24
2022–23
16:55
1:29
1:24
2023–24
14:16
0:53
0:47
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Might be dealt
RWVancouver Canucks
June 13, 2024
Matthew Sekeres of the Sekeres and Price Show believes if the Canucks are willing to retain salary, then they'll likely be able to trade the remainder of Mikheyev's contract this summer without giving away assets.
ANALYSIS
Mikheyev had 11 goals and 31 points in 78 regular-season appearances in 2023-24. That level of offensive production isn't great, but the bigger concern is the 29-year-old forward managed only one goal across his past 61 regular-season and playoff appearances. The prolonged slump is particularly worrying for a forward who still has two campaigns remaining on his four-year, $19 million deal. All the same, if Vancouver is open to retaining part of his contract, then there might be teams out there willing to trade for Mikheyev with the hope that he can serve as a solid third-line forward.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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On the hunt for a bigger role following three steady seasons in Toronto, Mikheyev joined the Canucks this past July on a four-year, $19 million contract. Mikheyev missed the early portion of the year with a thumb injury before returning in mid-December and playing in all 53 games the rest of the way. He finished with a career-high 21 goals, 32 points, and plus-16 rating. Mikheyev is an excellent penalty killer and good source of secondary scoring at even strength, but he's never offered much production with the man advantage and that seems unlikely to change with his new club. He's only an option in the deepest of fantasy formats.
Mikheyev endured a bit of a sophomore slump in 2020-21, recording just seven goals and 10 assists in 54 contests. The Russian winger was limited to third-line duties for the most part, but he's poised for a bounce-back season in a top-six role now that Zach Hyman is in Edmonton. Mikheyev should play alongside either Auston Matthews (wrist) or John Tavares (concussion), both of whom are expected to be ready to start the year. With a plum assignment in store, Mikheyev should push for 15-20 goals, 45-50 points and at least second-unit power-play duties. The 26-year-old could be a sleeper in fantasy drafts this fall -- don't get caught napping.
Soup's breakout in 2019-20 was cut short by a skate blade right before New Year's. He tallied eight goals and 15 assists in just 39 games and quickly became a fan favorite. And his game was trending up when that gruesome wrist injury happened. Mikheyev inked a two-year deal in October for under market value that will likely see him in the Leafs' top six through 2021-22. He won't get power-play time, but he'll deliver value in large, deep formats.
Mikheyev is a 6-foot-2, 190-pound winger from the KHL who was coveted by many teams this past spring. He chose the Leafs after putting up 23 goals and 22 assists in 62 regular-season games with Avengard Omsk and another 11 points (four goals, seven assists) in the playoffs. Mikheyev knows how to finish and coach Mike Babcock thinks the winger will have a big role with the Leafs. The soon-to-be 25-year-old plays a responsible two-way game, and while he doesn't bang, he protects the puck well with his size. Plus, he can kill penalties. Coming to the NHL will be an adjustment, but Mikheyev should have every opportunity to become a solid, third-line player in 2019-20.
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Out Saturday
RWVancouver Canucks
Undisclosed
May 18, 2024
Mikheyev (undisclosed) isn't expected to play Saturday against Edmonton in Game 6, per Thomas Drance of The Athletic.
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Dealing with injury
RWVancouver Canucks
Undisclosed
May 16, 2024
Mikheyev is dealing with an undisclosed injury and won't play Thursday in Game 5 versus the Oilers, Dan Murphy of Sportsnet reports.
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Records helper Tuesday
RWVancouver Canucks
April 16, 2024
Mikheyev notched an assist and two shots on goal in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Flames.
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Dishes two assists Thursday
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March 21, 2024
Mikheyev notched two assists, two shots on goal and a plus-2 rating in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Canadiens.
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Provides helper in loss
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March 16, 2024
Mikheyev notched an assist and two hits in Saturday's 2-1 loss to the Capitals.
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