2017 NHL Entry Draft

Pavel Koltygin

PAVEL KOLTYGINRussia

NASHVILLE • ROUND: 6 OVERALL: 176

 

Previous Team: Drummondville Voltigeurs (QMJHL)

Hockey Draft Central Ranking: No. 107

Vital Statistics

Position: C • Height: 5-11¾ • Weight: 195 • Shoots: Left
Birthdate: Feb. 17, 1999 • Hometown: Moscow, Russia

Additional Information

Current Status: ACTIVE | STATS
Previous Team: Moscow Dynamo (U17); Russia Under-18 (MHL)
CHL Import Draft: 2016 by Drummondville (Round 1, No. 9 Overall)
Agent: Igor Larionov (The Will Sports Group)
QMJHL Debut: Sept. 23, 2016 (Drummondville at Gatineau)
First QMJHL Goal: Oct. 3, 2016 (Drumondville vs. Baie-Comeau)

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Strong Showing in First Season Overseas
Compared to San Jose's Meier (in French)

Quotes from Major Draft Guides

• "This player still has to be more consistent in his game. On some shifts, he is easy to see, and on others, you have to look for him. He is a good skater with speed and has a second gear. He will pay the price to get to the net. He is strong on the puck on the wall, sees the ice well, and is a good passer." (Bob Johnson, ISS Scout)

• "Good individual talent, and he’s strong like a horse, but his creativity with the puck and smarts worried me more and more in the second half of the season." (Jerome Berube, Scout, HockeyProspect.com Black Book)

• "Loves to have the puck on his stick -- he will often carry the puck into the offensive zone. He showed good stick-handling abilities during the year, often beating defensive players one-on-one in the neutral zone. He could do a better job of sharing the puck with his teammates, as he sometimes was the victim of keeping the puck for too long and trying to do too much on his own. He can score, and he showed throughout the year that he has a good wrist shot." (HockeyProspect.com Black Book)

• "Good stick-handler who controls it well at speed and has a variety of slick moves -- can beat defenders off the rush. Has a knack for finding open ice in scoring territory, and buries chances with a good release -- excellent wrist snap and torque. He showed much better effort away from the puck late in the season, and his defensive work ethic was better, but consistency and defensive awareness still need to improve." (Red Line Report)