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Fantasy Summary

Offensively minded blueliner with good size. Will need to hone his defensive game but has the potential to be an offensive driver from the back end.


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July 2022 – Mintyukov has been selected by the Anaheim Ducks with the 10th overall pick in the 2022 NHL Draft. Nick Richard

January 2022 – In the midst of his first full season in North America, Pavel Mintyukov has produced very well on the scoresheet as he currently ranks third among draft-eligible OHL defencemen in points. With only a portion of the season having been played so far, it will be interesting to see if Pavel continues to contribute at this pace. While the offensive production may be a selling point to NHL scouts, there are other intriguing aspects to the Russian defenceman’s game as well.

At 6-1 and 192 pounds, the rangy left-handed defender has good size and the physical build for professional hockey. His offensive style of play is something we have gotten used to in this new era of two-way defencemen. His skating, offensive instincts, and powerplay game are areas of strength for him, as he constantly jumps up into the rush and helps his team in creating offen