On the second day of the 2020 NHL Entry Draft, the Washington Capitals selected Bogdan Trineyev with the 117th pick overall. Trineyev was born in Voronezh, Russia on March 4, 2002.
Trineyev, 6’2” and 190 pounds, has played within the Moscow Dynamo system since 2017-18, but has not yet played with their KHL club.
During the 2019-20 season, Trineyev primarily played with their MHL affiliate, MHK Moskva Dynamo. He played in 36 games, scoring 12 goals and recording 14 assists. He also played one game with Dynamo Tver at the VHL level.
This season, Trineyev has played seven games with MHK Moskva Dynamo, scoring 4 goals and recording 4 assists. He also played 5 games with Dynamo Krasnogorsk in the VHL but getting no points.
Trineyev has played internationally with Russia on their Under 16, Under 17 and Under 18 teams, and has been very productive each time, playing on the top line for the Under 18 team.
Trineyev participated in the Hlinka Gretzky Cup, scoring two goals and recording two assists in 4 games. He spent much time on the ice with fellow prospects Ivan Didkovsky and Dmitri Zlodeyev.
Trineyev is considered to be a forward who plays a classic power forward game, using his big 6-foot-3 frame to bully his way around the ice, getting into the dirty areas to score goals or laying down hits to give the opponent something to think about.
His skating and shot are relatively raw but can support his game plan. His compete level is considered very high as is his willingness to go into the dirty areas despite, being physically immature.
Offensively, he is considered to have a high IQ and is willing to provide screens and forecheck. He consistently supports forwards when he does not have the puck and can get open in dangerous areas.
On the defensive side, he can get sucked in low and leave the point man open. He seems to have the mentality of a center. While he can get out of position, he’ll show effort in the defensive zone.
By Diane Doyle