A smooth-skating playmaker with little defensive upside. Shies away from physical play in the defensive zone, but gets into the gritty areas on offense. Has a weak, but very accurate shot.
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August 2021 – Tyutnev was not selected in the 2021 NHL Draft. He will look to earn a regular role with Lokomotiv in the KHL for the 2021-22 season. Nick Richard
October 2020 – Tyutnev passed through the 2020 NHL Draft without a selection. He will re-enter the draft in 2021. Jokke Nevalainen
May 2020 – Tyutnev plays an exceptionally offense-heavy game. Like most Russians of his size, Tyutnev excels with his mobility. His ability on the puck may be his best skill, as he uses his clean edgework, agility, quick strides, and fantastic stickhandling to beat defensemen with ease. His awareness with and without the puck is at a high level, as well. He can look over his shoulder for just one or two seconds and read the play and decide what he needs to do to escape the pressure, and he typically succeeds. He also uses his awareness when passing the puck. Tyutnev has no issue finding open teammates quickly and making effective passes. Although he lacks real power and a quick release behind his shot, he excels in placing the puck with pinpoint accuracy. Tyutnev finished the MHL season with 13 goals in 36 games for Loko and notched eight goals in 15 games for the Russian U18 team. He will need to add more power to his shot if he plans to be a goal-scoring forward at the next level. The elephant in the room is Tyutnev’s size, but he certainly knows how to use it to his advantage. Despite his small stature, he has the strength to overpower most of the ‘average-sized’ MHL players and he isn’t afraid of getting into the gritty areas in the offensive zone, even against bigger guys. On defense, Tyutnev shows his biggest weakness. He doesn’t get physical on defense at all, but rather acts as an outlet for a breakout pass when his team gets the puck. Tyutnev shows a real lack of effort at times, and despite being a quick skater, doesn’t exactly turn on the afterburners when chasing down the puck. His weakness is especially exploited when comparing him to other prospects of his size in the MHL, who are active defensively to get the puck. He was exposed when playing in bottom-six minutes for Loko Yaroslavl, as he just wasn’t good enough defensively to make plays to get the puck out of the zone. He shines as a top-six supporting player who is reliant on his team to do the dirty work. Dylan Griffing