I do like it when I recognize a CHL player’s family member or find out that they have some connection to a former NHLer. It makes writing to that player so much easier to do! With Danil Antropov, you can probably guess that this is Nik’s son, whom played for teams like the Toronto Maple Leafs, New York Rangers and Winnipeg Jets.
This NHL Entry Draft, Danil will be on full display and have a chance at being drafted into the NHL. He’s currently slated to be drafted in the mid to late rounds as he’s ranked the 133rd best player NA player in the draft by Central Scouting.
Below is a bit of a scouting report on Danil:
NHL Central Scouting: “Encouraging hockey IQ with and without the puck. He’s not a speedster but knows how to put himself into supportive positions to consistently possess the puck. He’s strong on his skates and protects the puck well using his body.”
Gettin’ the auto
I got this autograph from Danil Antropov through the mail via the Oshawa Generals. He returned this card, signed, along with a letter in about 2 months. As you probably guessed, his signature looks pretty similar to his dad’s autograph. I didn’t scan the letter but rest assured, it was a nice one!
Obviously when you have a last name that people remember, stories of how you’re looking to follow their footsteps will be the first thing they write about.
A video review of Danil Antropov
Nice two point night for the kid!