Fantasy Summary

Mobile two-way defender with a strong first pass. Great in both ends of the rink and is not afraid to get in the dirty areas of play. Value added in leagues that include hits and PIMs


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June 2023- After splitting 2021-22 between Arizona and Tucson, Kolyachonok spent the majority of last year in the AHL. He had three goals and 21 points in 71 games in addition to playing two scoreless contests with Arizona. He finished as one of the Roadrunners top scoring blue-liners and was regularly relied upon to play big minutes for them. Depending on what Arizona does in signing depth defenseman this summer, Kolyachonok most likely spends another year in the AHL, providing call-up depth. He’s close to full-time NHL duty, though. Keith Duggan

July 2022- Kolyachonok spent 2021-22 pretty much split evenly between Arizona and Tucson. He had one goal and three points in 32 games with the Coyotes, averaging 15:51 TOI. Kolyachonok played 33 contests for Tucson, showing better offensively in the AHL, putting up two goals and 14 points. With Arizona signing some depth defenseman this offseason, Kolyachonok will have some competition to earn an NHL job. He most likely plays a similar role in 2022-23, splitting the year between AHL and NHL. He will continue developing and playing as a top defender for Tucson while providing Arizona with depth. Keith Duggan

March 2022- The Coyotes wanted to give some of their young players a shot at NHL duty and Kolyachonok was top of the list. After spending four games in the NHL earlier this season, Arizona felt he was playing very well with Tucson, putting up two goals and 12 assists. As Ilya Lyubushkin was traded to Toronto it opened a roster spot and Kolyachonok was promoted. So far, he has two assists and averaging 14:51 TOI. Kolyachonok is expected to play the remainder of the campaign with Arizona. Keith Duggan

July 2021- Kolyachonok has been traded to the Arizona Coyotes along with Anton Stralman and a 2024 second-round pick for a seventh-round choice in 2023. With COVID-19 delaying hockey in North America, Kolyachonok spent most of last year playing in the KHL for Dinamo Minsk. In 46 games he had a goal and six points. He did finish the campaign in the AHL with Syracuse though, putting up two assists in 10 games. Arizona has revamped their defense for 2021-22, so Kolyachonok has an outside chance of making the big squad but most likely spends the year in the AHL playing for Tucson. Keith Duggan

April 2020 – Fantasy owners have a future NHLer in Kolyachonok but his ceiling is still undetermined. Likely another three years before he suits up, regularly, in Florida but the wait will be worth it. Keith Fries

June 2019 – The Panthers made it a priority to restock their shelves on defense and selecting Kolyachonok at #52 was a great start. As a rookie playing on the Flint Firebirds, the last place western conference club in the OHL, Kolyachonok was leaned on to play heavy minutes and made the best of a tough situation. He also tallied 29 points, four goals and 25 assists, in 53 games. While captaining the Belarus team at the Under 18s, Kalyachonok continued to exhibit his ability to transition the puck up the ice while being a physical presence. Kolyachonok will return to Flint for his sophomore season in the fall and continue to develop his skills on a club that should additionally be better. Maxime Tellier

Fantasy Upside 6.0
NHL Certainty 6.5
Country BLR
Position D
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth May 26, 2001
Height 6‘2”
Weight 187 lbs
Drafted 2019 Round 2; Overall: 52


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2016-2017 Team Belarus U17Belarus Vysshaya32 3 710 22|        
  Team Belarus U18Belarus Vysshaya6 0 00 4|Playoffs3 0 00
  Belarus U17 Macs Tournament7 0 22 4|        
  Belarus U17 EYOF3 0 11 2|        
 2017-2018 Team Belarus U17Belarus Vysshaya2 0 11 0|        
  Team Belarus U20Belarus Dev. Cup2 0 00 0|        
  Team Belarus U18Belarus Vysshaya43 5 1520 24|Playoffs4 0 00
  Belarus U18WJC-185 1 12 4|        
 2018-2019 London KnightsOHL1 0 11 0|        
  Flint FirebirdsOHL53 4 2529 44|        
  Belarus U18WJC-185 1 45 6|        
  Belarus (all)International2 0 00 0|        
 2019-2020 Flint FirebirdsOHL53 12 2133 22|        
  Belarus U20WJC-20 D1A2 0 11 0|        
 2020-2021 Dinamo MinskKHL46 1 56 18|        
  Dinamo MinskBelarus Cup- - -- -|Playoffs2 0 00
  Syracuse CrunchAHL10 0 22 0|        
 2021-2022 Arizona CoyotesNHL32 1 23 6|        
  Tucson RoadrunnersAHL33 2 1214 10|        
  BelarusOGQ3 0 00 2|        
  Belarus (all)International5 0 00 2|        
 2022-2023 Arizona CoyotesNHL2 0 00 0|        
  Tucson RoadrunnersAHL71 3 1821 52|Playoffs3 1 01
 2023-2024 Arizona CoyotesNHL3 1 12 2|        
  Tucson RoadrunnersAHL35 8 311 14|        
  Belarus (all)International1 0 11 0|