Blue Jackets Prospects Kirill Marchenko and Dmitri Voronkov Win Four Nations Cup with Russian U-20 Team

By Peter Fish on August 27, 2019 at 8:05 am
Team Russia: Kirill Marchenko

Kirill Marchenko and Dmitri Voronkov were selected by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the second round of the 2018 NHL Draft and fourth round of the 2019 NHL Draft, respectively, and both players were selected to play in this year's Four Nations Cup.

Russia defeated the Czech Republic in its first game, then held on to beat Sweden before falling to Finland in the final game of round robin play. Despite the loss, Russia owned the head-to-head tiebreaker over second-place Czech Republic and left the tournament as the 2019 champions.

Marchenko, a power forward prospect with plenty of raw skill, found the back of the net in the tournament.

Both players will likely spend time in the MHL or VHL in Russia this coming season, but could see some action in the KHL as well. Marchenko is property of SKA St. Petersburg and Voronkov is in the Ak Bars Kazan organization.

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