Maxim Chudinov Profile
2008-09: Maxim Chudinov played his second year with Severstal's senior team and didn't look out of place, even if he didn't manage to get on the score sheet and logging big minutes. He had a very good WJC with 5 assists in 7 games, but it didn't give him a call at the NHL Draft.
2009-10: Chudinov's role within the Severstal organization increased and had another good KHL season with 6 goals and 7 assists in 47 games, good numbers for a 20 years old, especially a defenseman. Once again he skated with team Russia at the WJC, collecting four points in six games. At the end of the season he got picked up by the Boston Bruins at the NHL Entry Draft.
Chudinov is a good two-way defenseman who can get on the score sheet with relative ease thanks to his good passing game. While he's more a defensive guy who likes to play with an edge, he also has some good offensive skills which makes him an interesting prospect. He has a strong shot and should use it even more often. Chudinov likes to play aggressively, but he matured on this matter and now takes less PIMs than before. He is a good hitter, but he has to further load up his frame if he wants to play the same style in the more demanding North American hockey.
Chudinov's game might translate effectively in the North America as he plays hard along the boards and in the corner, but he has to bulk up because he was twice overlooked during the NHL selections most likely due to his size. He's under contract with Severstal Cherepovets until April 2012.
September 22, 2010
Chudinov scores his first goal of the season with a great slapshot against Torpedo. 2nd line, 19:37 TOI
September 28, 2010
Chudinov had an assist against Spartak, Severstal won 3-2, 20:10 TOI, 3 shots Ketov scored defleting his attempt from the blueline
October 2, 2010
Chudinov scored a PP goal during the 3-2 win of Severstal over Vityaz. 26:02 TOI, even, 6 shots.
October 7, 2010
Chudinov scores again a PP goal with a great shot from the point against Atlant. 20:04 TOI, 5 shots
October 11, 2010
Chudinov skates in the second line during the 4-3 OT defeat loss to Dynamo. 23:03 TOI, 0 shots, 2 PIMs
October 15, 2010
Chudinov plays second line hockey during 5-1 defeat against Dynamo Minsk. 21:52 TOI, 5 shots, 0 PIMs, -1
October 18, 2010
Maxim Chudinov once again pointless during Severstal's win over CSKA 4-3. 21:18 TOI, +2, 2 shots, 0 PIMs
October 20, 2010
1 secondary assist for Chudinov when Severstal defeats Dinamo Riga 5-2. 20:36 TOI, 2 shots, 2 PIMs (holding)
October 22, 2010
Chudinov assists on the 2-1 OT GWG against Dinamo Minsk. 27:40 TOI (top of his team), 0 shots, 0 PIMs, -1
October 29, 2010
No points for Chudinov when Severstal loses 1-2 OT to Traktor. 23:48 TOI, 0 shots, 0 PIMs
October 31, 2010
Chudinov played 2nd line hockey during defeat 3-1 to Spartak. 1 shot, no PIMs, 19:09 TOI
November 2, 2010
1 assist for Chudinov during Severstal's defeat against Amur 2-4. 6 shots, 24:08 TOI