Anton Slepyshev narrowly avoided being banished into oblivion thanks to a weak crop of prospects and players. Since his debut at #18 in the summer of 2013, Slepyshev has continued to slide down the ranks landing in the 25th spot this time around.
Since Scott's last post on Selpyshev, his minutes in the KHL have continued to slide. In 2012-13 his ATOI was 12:41 in 2013-14 it dropped to 10:19 and so far this season in 5 games his ATOI is 9:33. On the plus side his total SOG/60 haven't changed much, in fact they have improved slightly. In his draft year Slepyshev was at 11.47 SOG/60 but dropped to 9.53 SOG/60 in his draft +1 season, so far this season he is sitting at 12.57 SOG/60. His box numbers don't look horrible (they don't look great either) for a player with those kind of minutes.
|2012-13||Ufa Salavat Yulayev||KHL||11||4||2||6||2||3|
|2013-14||Ufa Salavat Yulayev||KHL||36||3||5||8||4||5|
|2014-15||Ufa Salavat Yulayev||KHL||5||0||2||2||0||2|
Based off of his raw numbers Slepyshev projects to be an effective third line player and for a player drafted in the 3rd round by the Oilers and that's not too bad.
It's yet to be seen if the Oilers will retain Slepyshev but if they do end up signing him it is still at least a season before we see him in the AHL. Even then there is no guarantee that we will ever see him play with the Oilers. Only time will tell what happens with Slepyshev and the Oilers.