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Mikhail Grigorenko | Center | #25

Team: Colorado Avalanche
Age / DOB:  (22) / 5/16/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 209
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (12) / BUF

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Mikhail Grigorenko scored two goals in a 3-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Friday.
Grigorenko's first goal was a thing of beauty, stick handling his way to the slot, before beating Kings goalie Jeff Zatkoff. He added another goal on the power play in the second period. He is now up to three goals during the pre-season and if he continues to perform, he might be worth a dart throw in the last round of deeper leagues. Sep 30 - 11:45 PM

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Mikhail Grigorenko served as a center during an intrasquad game on Sunday.

Grigorenko ended up scoring the lone goal in that contest. He's a natural center, but spent most of the 2015-16 campaign serving as a winger. It will be interesting to see if this is an indication of things to come under new bench boss Jared Bednar, though it could have just been a matter of practicality as the alternatives up the middle were more limited with Matt Duchene, Nathan MacKinnon and Carl Soderberg all unavailable due to the World Cup.
Source: Denver Post
Sep 26 - 10:34 AM

Mikhail Grigorenko has inked a one-year, $1.3 million contract with the Colorado Avalanche.

As a result, Grigorenko's scheduled arbitration hearing for Friday is no longer necessary. He had requested a salary of $1.65 million and the Avalanche countered at $950,000, so they basically settled on the middle ground. Grigorenko has plenty of potential but he also has a lot to prove. He had an underwhelming six goals and 27 points in 74 contests last season.
Jul 20 - 8:06 PM

Mikhail Grigorenko is requesting a $1.65 million salary.

The Colorado Avalanche have countered with a $950,000 offer. If the two sides can't agree to terms before their July 22 arbitration hearing, then he will be assigned a contract.
Jul 20 - 1:02 PM

Mikhail Grigorenko has an arbitration hearing scheduled for July 22.

Grigorenko made $675,000 in 2015-16. He had six goals and 27 points in 74 games last season.
Jul 11 - 4:11 PM

Mikhail Grigorenko has requested salary arbitration.

Grigorenko is coming off of a one-year, $675,000 deal. He had six goals and 27 points in 74 contests in 2015-16.
Jul 5 - 5:46 PM

Mikhail Grigorenko scored in Tuesday's 3-1 loss to the Colorado Avalanche.

Scoring against the Blues has become quite an accomplishment, as they hadn't allowed a goal in 258:29 before Grigorenko scored. His goal tied the game one in the first period, but the Blues answered with two more goals in the second frame. Grigorenko has six goals and 25 points in 69 games this season.
Mar 29 - 11:34 PM

Mikhail Grigorenko scored a goal and added an assist in the Avalanche's 3-1 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Monday.

Grigorenko now has five goals and seventeen assists this season in sixty games played. He has three points in his past five games.
Mar 8 - 12:57 AM

Look for Mikhail Grigorenko to continue playing on Colorado's top line.

The line rushes Friday were as follows: Grigorenko - Matt Duchene - Jarome Iginla, Gabriel Landeskog - Nathan MacKinnon - Mikkel Boedker, Shawn Matthias - Carl Soderberg - Blake Comeau and Cody McLeod - John Mitchell - Jack Skille. Adjust your roster accordingly.
Mar 5 - 11:59 AM

Look for Mikhail Grigorenko to play with Matt Duchene and Nathan MacKinnon on Saturday night.

Looks like coach Patrick Roy will be looking to jumpstart the inconsistent Grigorenko by playing him with his leading scorers. Grigorenko has a tremendous amount of offensive upside but just hasn't been able to put it together at the NHL level. Keep your eye on Grigorenko.
Feb 6 - 1:29 PM

Mikhail Grigorenko was back in the lineup on Wednesday after missing Tuesday's match with an illness.

He registered an assist in his return to the lineup on Nathan MacKinnon's game winner during the third period. Grigorenko logged just 11:04 of ice time in the match.
Jan 28 - 3:33 AM

Mikhail Grigorenko (illness) is questionable for Wednesday night.

He didn't play Tuesday against San Jose because of an illness and it's unclear if he'll suit up versus Los Angeles.
Jan 27 - 4:57 PM

Mikhail Grigorenko (illness) may not be available for Tuesday's match.

He didn't attend the team's morning skate because of the illness. Coach Patrick Roy was unsure of Grigorenko's status, but it will probably become clearer closer to game time.
Source: Denver Post
Jan 26 - 4:43 PM

Mikhail Grigorenko picked up his third goal of the season in Saturday's 3-1 win over Dallas.

It was a pretty goal as he out-waited Antti Niemi's best flop. Though with just 13 points so far this season, Grigorenko probably belongs on the waiver wire.
Jan 24 - 1:39 AM

Mikhail Grigorenko will be in the lineup Wednesday against Buffalo.

He has been a healthy scratch for the past three games, but coach Patrick Roy is giving Grigorenko a chance to play against the team that drafted him 12th overall in 2012. He has produced just two goals and 12 points in 40 games with the Avalanche this year.
Source: Denver Post
Jan 20 - 9:28 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Matt Duchene
2Carl Soderberg
3Mikhail Grigorenko
4John Mitchell
LW1Gabriel Landeskog
2Joe Colborne
3Cody McLeod
4Rene Bourque
5Gabriel Bourque
6Andreas Martinsen
RW1Nathan MacKinnon
2Jarome Iginla
3Mikko Rantanen
4Blake Comeau
D1Tyson Barrie
2Erik Johnson
3Francois Beauchemin
4Nikita Zadorov
5Fedor Tyutin
6Patrick Wiercioch
7Eric Gelinas
G1Semyon Varlamov
2Calvin Pickard