#82 – Artyom Minulin, RD – Swift Current, WHL

TSN – N/A
Central Scouting – #58 NAS
ISS – #94
Future Considerations – #79
McKeens – #106
THN – #65
Craig Button – #77
Hockey Prospect – #106

 

COMPARABLE : Cody Franson
UPSIDE : Bottom Pairing D-Man
FLOOR : KHL Regular

 

Artyom Minulin is an offensive right-handed shot defenseman who can move the puck well. He has a good shot and can make plays offensively 5-on-5 and on the Power Play. He put up a strong 2nd season in North American on the back-end playing for Swift Current with 50 points in 70 games played. The sticking point for me is: I think he needs to get faster both with his feet and with his decision-making. He really needs to make significant improvements in both those areas for the next level or he’ll be really limited, if he even makes it at all.

My comparable for him is Cody Franson who is bigger than Minulin but I believe kind of struggles with the same challenges that I’m alluding to with Minulin. Keep in mind that if Minulin improves in those two areas, the team that selects him will likely be looking at a steal.

 

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