Prospect Maxim Kitsyn and the Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors fell 3-1 to the Saint John Sea Dogs in the Memorial Cup championship game Sunday night.
Kitsyn, a sixth-round draft pick in 2010, had only two points (one goal, one assist) in the Majors’ five-game Memorial Cup run on home ice. But he had a strong postseason overall, finishing with 10 goals and 19 points – both tied for second on the team – in 20 games.
That was quite a statistical improvement compared to the OHL regular season for Kitsyn, who remained in North America after leading Team Russia to a gold medal at the World Junior Championships in January. Playing on the smaller, NHL-sized rink full-time, Kitsyn had nine goals and 26 points in 32 games with Mississauga during the regular season.