New York Rangers President, General Manager and Head Coach Glen Sather announced today that defenseman Fedor Tyutin has been recalled from the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL).
Tyutin, 20, has appeared in 38 games with the Wolf Pack this season, his first professional campaign in North America, recording three goals and nine assists for 12 points, along with 44 penalty minutes and a plus-7 rating. Among Hartford defensemen, he ranks tied for first in goals (three) and second in assists (nine) and points (12).
The 6-2, 217-pounder helped Russia capture a gold medal at the 2002 and 2003 World Junior Championships.
During the 2001-02 season, Tyutin recorded 19 goals and 40 assists for 59 points, along with 54 penalty minutes in 53 games with the Guelph Storm of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL).
A native of Izhevsk, Russia, Tyutin was the Rangers second round choice, 40th overall, in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft.