6-3, 191, RW, CSKA Moscow (Rus. JR)
The big, strong Russian winger is a passer through and through. Though he contains that big size and skill that has made players like Alex Ovechkin, Evgeni Malkin and Ilya Kovalchuk so successful at the NHL level, he is undoubtedly the best passer in the draft class, and can often pick out a teammate through a hoard of buzzing defensemen.
Grigorenko is a versatile forward that can also play center, and will fit a team with a sniper-like player who need a setup man. He will, however, see his stock drop because of the infamous Russian factor; if he had left for America at an earlier age, he would certainly be challenging for the first overall pick.
The one big area where Grigorenko needs work is his defensive play, though his good hockey sense and brilliant skating should soon correct that. He played for CSKA in the KHL's junior league, the MHL, this season, scoring 13 goals and adding 17 assists in 38 games. He also played a vital role for the U18 Team Russia team, tallying 18 points in 7 games in the World Junior U18 Championships.
He has expressed interest in coming to the NHL to follow his dream, but he seems unlikely to come to the junior ranks. He will play with CSKA Moscow in the KHL next season, his draft year, and if he continues his good development, he will be a top pick in the 2012 NHL Draft.