About the League
We continue our series of articles on Junior Hockey League official website, in which we look at the league’s top prospects, who participated in the jubilee season. In the fourth edition we’re going to glance at Semyon Chistyakov, Danila Galenyuk and Ivan Muranov.
Semyon Chistyakov (Tolpar Ufa)
Hometown: Yekaterinburg, Russia
Junior hockey school: Sputnik Nizhny Tagil
Currently plays for: Salavat Yulaev Ufa
Semyon Chistyakov is a Yekaterinburg native. He was one of Team Russia leaders at the 2019 IIHF U18 World Championship, where he was one of the alternate captains. He played a huge role in his team winning silver medals. He also won bronze with Team Russia at the 2018 Hlinka/Gretzky Cup. Chistyakov played 32 regular season games for Tolpar Ufa, which was followed by seven playoff appearances. Chistyakov is a Sputnik Nizhny Tagil alumnus. He made his Junior Hockey League debut in the 2017-18 season.
In the past JHL season: 32 games (7 playoff games), 1 goal (0), 11 assists (1)
Danila Galenyuk (SКА-1946 St. Petersburg)
Hometown: Tyumen, Russia
Junior hockey school: Gazovik Tyumen
Currently plays for: SKA St. Petersburg
19-year-old Danila Galenyuk played for as many as three teams within SKA St. Petersburg system – SKA-Neva, SKA-Varyagi and SKA-1946. This talented defenseman made his SKA debut back in the 2017-18 season right after joining the team from Khanty-Mansiysk. He spent most of the season in the VHL where he played 38 games. Galenyuk won a bronze medal with Team Russia at the 2017 IIHF U18 World Championship. A year later he was also called up to Team Russia but didn’t get to win medals. Last season Galenyuk played three games for U20 Team Russia.
In the past JHL season: 22 games (12 playoff games), 1 goal (2), 9 assists (3)
Ivan Muranov (JHC Dynamo Moscow)
Position: Right wing/Left wing
Hometown: Moscow, Russia
Junior hockey school: CSKA Moscow
Currently plays for: Dynamo Moscow
Ivan Muranov is yet another bronze medalist of the 2017 IIHF U18 World Championship. A year later he won JHL Challenge Cup and another bronze medal with Team Russia at the U18 World Championship. Last season Muranov didn’t spend much time in Junior Hockey League as he played 16 games in KHL for Dynamo Moscow and also made several appearances with VHL’s Buran Voronezh. Unfortunately, Muranov got injured at the World Juniors and recovered only in time for the playoffs. Muranov scored a goal in the 2019 Gagarin Cup Playoffs.
In the past JHL season: 4 games, 0 goals, 3 assists