Vladislav Kotkov is a signed San Jose Sharks prospect, currently playing in the QMJHL with the Chicoutimi Saguenéens. When you watch him (live or highlights), you’ll notice he’s a head above many of his teammates. Standing at 6’4, he’s the second tallest and currently the heaviest on his team. That’s not all he’s currently leading the team in, he’s actually leading the team in points (clearly where it matters the most!). I’m glad I got this Star Rookies card signed by Vladislav before he really makes it big on the CHL scene.
It’ll be interesting to see how Vlad eventually pans out, considering he went undrafted in this past years’ NHL Entry Draft. Given his stature, he sure as heck won’t be pushed around by many in the NHL!
Gettin’ the auto
I got this autograph from Vladislav through the team’s mailing address. He signed this card pretty quickly in … you guessed it… just over a month. Given that this CHL card set is pretty newly rejuvenated, this is my first from the Chicoutimi Saguenéens. It’s likely that this may be the only card I get back considering that the Upper Deck set only consists of three players from the team.
It looks like there was some interest with Vlad, considering he went undrafted in 2018 but obviously decided to sign with the Sharks.
A video review of Vladislav Kotkov
A great video of Kotkov scoring his first hat trick. Impressive to see all three goals came roughly at the perimeter.