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 offense. He plays a disciplined game and is physical when he has to be but doesn’t take himself out of the play to make big hits. While his defensive game has plenty of room for improvement, he possesses the physical tools and smarts to build and develop a better two-way game in the future. While his game is fairly raw at the moment, he is a player to keep an eye on for the future. He will likely be considered worthy of a first or second-round selection in the 2022 draft, but his second-half performance will be crucial for his draft stock. Evan Pace
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