Kirill Dolzhenkov Packs One Huge Frame: Right Winger Is An Interesting Name To Watch With Blue Jackets

By Will Chase on July 19, 2022 at 1:45 pm
Kirill Dolzhenkov of Russia and Dylan Silverstein of USA battle for the puck during the Men's 6-Team Ice Hockey Tournament Finals Gold Medal Game between Russian Federation and United States on day 13 of the Lausanne 2020 Winter Youth Olympics at Lausanne Vaudoise Arena on January 22, 2020 in Lausanne, Switzerland.
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There's been so much excitement lately!

That's what happens when the Columbus Blue Jackets pick up the best available free agent in the form of superstar Johnny Gaudreau.

But we're going to go back a little bit, a few weeks ago to the NHL draft, to take a look at an interesting prospect that comes in the form of six-foot-six, 234-pound Kirill Dolzhenkov.

Taken in the fourth round with pick No. 109, the Russian winger is obviously a lot of hockey player...and human. An imposing player on the ice, he was listed as the heaviest prospect in the draft. He can play a little bit, too.

Here's what Corey Pronman of The Athletic had to say about him: