NASHVILLE, Tennessee – Matvei Michkov was the mystery box of the 2023 NHL box.
Sure, he was well accepted as a top-talent, but because of geo-political developments, a KHL contract, and general silence, he was more of an idea than a player.
Throughout this week in Nashville teams and fellow prospects wondered about Michkov, other top picks like Adam Fantilli and Will Smith had never met the Russian, weren’t even sure if they could pick him out if he walked down the street.
Teams tread cautiously when it came to interviews, the St. Louis Blues went as far to make sure to label their meeting with Michkov as “not an interview” for ridiculous reasons.
And at the end of the day, we still don’t know much about Michkov.
We do know he’s now officially a Philadelphia Flyers prospect after getting s