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Fantasy Summary

A massive presence on the back end who skates like the wind and possesses a booming shot. Given the right opportunity could become a multi-category stud. Getting him back across the pond will be the challenge.


Observations

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May 2021- Despite signs signaling a potential return, Tryamkin has re-signed in the KHL for two seasons. Once the towering defender’s contract reaches its full term, his rights will no longer belong to the Canucks, meaning that he will be free to sign to a team of his choice. Dave Hall

March 2021 – With Yekaterinburg eliminated from their recent playoff run, Tryamkin, who currently sits as an RFA until 2022,  is officially free to return to the NHL. He posted a strong 2020-21 campaign, contributing 15 points (3G +12A), 77 hits, and 122 blocked shots – a total that sat third league-wide. Now 26, and four years removed from his initial stint with the Canucks, the club certainly knows what to expect from the towering, shutdown defender – and it’s just that. Standing at 6-foot-8, 254-pounds, he carries an extremely large frame, but skates decently well, considering. With grizzled veteran, Alex Edler, becoming UFA this summer, there could be a significant hole on the backend. If the logistics make sense, there is potential to find a value deal, which would solidify some depth on the left side. Peripherals are certainly on the menu for fantasy owners but do not expect much on the offensive front. Dave Hall

March 2020 – For the third season in a row, the towering defender has seen his minutes decrease and his counting stats go right along with it. The 25-year-old’s three-year contract in the KHL is now c