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Fantasy Summary

Okhotyuk is a defenseman who likes to create havoc but also displays a little bit of offensive upside that could be developed in time.


Observations

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March 2022 – Okhotyuk has been struggling to make a lasting impression in Utica, with only 16 points in 80 games so far in his AHL career. The 21-year-old tends to work at his best off the puck, though, and has some time to get the offense going at 21 years of age. Hadi Kalakeche

March 2020 – Okhotyuk showed some offensive promise with 19 points in just 39 games for the Ottawa 67’s. Injuries slowed down the OHL defenseman a bit but he did improve as the season went on. Okhotyuk remains a long-term project at best.  Chris Wassel 

June 2019 – Nikita Okhotyuk was drafted in the second round, pick 61 by the New Jersey Devils. He is a raw pick who needs much work but did show glimpses of a nice, two-way hockey game. Okhotyuk displays the occasional ability to rush the puck up the ice to create chances. He is opportunistic. The player is not slow on the ice so the long-term project has some skills to work with.  Chris Wassel

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 3.5
NHL Certainty 4.5
Country RUS
Position D
Roster Type Junior
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth December 4, 2000
Height 6‘1”
Weight 194 lbs
Drafted 2019 Round 2; Overall: 61

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2015-2016 Traktor Chelyabinsk U16Russia U1635 5 1217 59|        
  Traktor Chelyabinsk U16Russia U16 Finals6 1 12 8|        
  Team Urals U16Districts Cup U165 2 35 25|        
 2016-2017 Traktor Chelyabinsk U17Russia U1725 5 1823 32|        
  Traktor Chelyabinsk U17Russia U17 Finals6 1 12 12|        
  Belye Medvedi ChelyabinskMHL19 1 34 37|        
  Russia U18 |WJAC-19|WJAC-194 0 11 2|        
  Russia U17WHC-176 0 00 4|        
 2017-2018 Russia U18Hlinka Gretzky Cup