Duff discusses Kirill Tyutyayev, the ‘International Man of Mystery’

Detroit Hockey Now’s Bob Duff penned a prospect-centric article which focuses on one Kirill Tyutyayev, who Duff deems the Red Wings’ “International Man of Mystery”:

Tyutyayev led the Russian U18 league in scoring in 2017-18 with 114 points in just 31 games. Last season, he was tied for fifth in assists in the Belarus Extraliga playoffs with 10 in 13 games as Tyutyayev helped Yunost Minsk win the title. 

“He makes a lot of good plays,” Blashill said. “He’s got a pretty good mind offensively. He knows how to create space for himself, he’s really slippery and smart. If you really watch him play, he’s strong on the puck. There’s no aversion to traffic, no aversion to holding on to the puck, no aversion to playing extremely hard.

“He’s heavy on the puck for a smaller guy. He works his tail off. He’s done lots of things well. He’s been a real pleasant surprise.

“I like him. I think there’s stuff there. I’ll be interested to see how he does in Grand Rapids. It wouldn’t surprise me if he was able to have lots of success.”


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