Offensive center with good puck skills and a good shot. Needs to work on his skating and defensive play to reach the NHL.
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July 2019 – After a stagnant stat line in the QMJHL (42 points in 63 games as a 19/20-year-old), Koltygin has committed to the KHL for the 2019-20 season.
October 2018 – Koltygin has had a good start to the season with the Voltigeurs with nine points in fourteen games. His ice time has increased by almost four minutes this season, but his point pace has remained the same. Koltygin is currently on a pace that would give him his lowest point totals in the QMJHL in three years, but it’s still early. He will need to be signed by June 1st, 2019 and will need to do a lot better in terms of production if he wants to earn a contract. Matt Somma
January 2018 – Despite falling to the sixth round of last summer’s draft, Koltygin is having a strong sophomore season with the Drummondville Voltigeurs. The dynamic Russian forward currently has 11 goals and 32 points through 41 contests, with a plus-23 rating on top of it. Koltygin has played on multiple lines for the Voltigeurs, including a recent relegation to the fourth line. Despite seeing power play time, he has yet to score on the man advantage so far.
Koltygin possesses all the tools a successful NHL scoring forward needs. He has good puck skills, is an excellent skater, and has a dangerous shot. Coupled with his elite passing ability, he is always a threat in the offensive zone. With his decent size and strong faceoff ability, Koltygin has a reasonable chance of being an effective NHL player. Long-term, Koltygin projects as a middle-six forward who is most effective on the power play. Tyler Halsey