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Birthdate: December 18, 1996
Hometown: Minsk, Belarus
Weight: 203 lbs.
The 18-year-old Belarusian was Ottawa’s only selection at the 2015 CHL Import Draft.
Falkovsky was ranked 44th in the final NHL Draft rankings among European skaters. Unfortunately though, he was not selected in 2015.
He played the last two seasons with Yunost Minsk of the MHL (Molodezhnaya Hokkeynaya Liga), which is Russia’s version of the American Hockey League. In his sophomore season, Stepan scored four goals and added seven assists in 22 games.
Check out this video from March 2015, when Stepan’s former team, Yunost, was in the MHL playoffs against Krasnaya Armiya Moskva. Falkovsky is wearing number 51 and is hard to miss.