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Mikhail Gulyayev Profile

Mikhail Gulyayev
Ht/Wt: 5' 10"/172 lbs
Position: LHD
Team: Omsk Jr. (RUSSIA-JR.)

Mikhail Gulyayev's Player Profile

Tony Ferrari - The Hockey News - June 5th: "He skates like the wind, has creativity with the puck in the offensive zone, and can run a power play with a high rate of success thanks to his mobility, skill, and cerebral offensive mind. His defensive game can be a bit of a mess at times, especially against bigger, stronger players, but Gulyayev has tools that can mitigate that weakness if developed properly."

Scott Wheeler - The Athletic - June 5th: "It has been a few rough age groups for Russian defencemen but Gulyayev’s got a chance to flip the script. He’s a commanding offensive defenceman who is at his best when he’s looking to take charge with his feet."

Chris Peters - Flo Hockey - June 1st: " In a draft class that is lighter on defensemen, he may yet go in the first round. On skill, there’s enough of a dynamic element there to make him look like the undersized defensemen that find a role in the NHL, likely in the back half of an NHL rotation."

Corey Pronman - The Athletic - May 30th: "He creates a lot of controlled exits and entries, he projects to run power plays at higher levels and be a point producer versus men. Due to his size, how well he’ll defend in the NHL will be a question."

Steven Ellis - Daily Faceoff - May 29th: "Gulyayev had confidence to burn in the MHL this year, looking like a man among kids. He uses the open space to his advantage and is fairly quick in bursts."

Jason Bukala - Sportsnet - May 5th: "Has the hockey IQ to be used in a variety of roles. Closes on opponents/takes away time and space when on the PK. What he gives up in stature he makes up for by getting to places ahead of pressing forwards."

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Mikhail Gulyayev #84 | 3 Games | (22/23) | 2023 NHL Draft

#84 Mikhail Gulyayev (DY) Shift by Shift 05.09.22 MHL - Omskie Yastreby

2023 NHL draft prospect game report 1: Mikhail Gulyayev

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