Andrei Svechnikov

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Andrei Svechnikov
Born (2000-03-26) 26 March 2000 (age 18)
Barnaul, Russia
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 187 lb (85 kg; 13 st 5 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Left
NHL team Carolina Hurricanes
NHL Draft 2nd overall, 2018
Carolina Hurricanes
Playing career 2018–present

Andrei Igorevich Svechnikov (born 26 March 2000) is a Russian professional ice hockey winger currently playing for the Carolina Hurricanes of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was projected as a top pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft,[1] and was drafted second overall by the Carolina Hurricanes.

Playing career[edit]

Svechnikov began his junior career in North America with the Muskegon Lumberjacks of the USHL. He signed a tender with the Lumberjacks in May 2016, due in part to proximity to his brother's AHL team in Grand Rapids.[2] Svechnikov had immediate success with the Lumberjacks, emerging as the team's leading scorer and finishing sixth in league scoring. He was named to the All-USHL Team and was declared USHL Rookie of the Year.[3]

Svechnikov was selected first overall in the 2017 CHL Import Draft by the Barrie Colts. Prior to the start of the season, he was highly regarded as a top prospect and was seen as a candidate for 1st overall.[4]

Svechnikov won the Emms Family Award as OHL rookie of the year. At the end of the season he was ranked the No. 1 North American skater by NHL Central Scouting Bureau, described as an elite skater and finisher.[5]

On 1 July 2018, Svechnikov was signed to a max three-year, entry-level contract with the Carolina Hurricanes.[6] He made his NHL debut on 4 October 2018, against the New York Islanders,[7] and recorded his first NHL goal on October 7 in an 8–5 win over the New York Rangers.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Svechnikov is the younger brother of Evgeny Svechnikov, who was drafted in the first round of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft by the Detroit Red Wings.

Svechnikov originally comes from Barnaul in Siberia, but his family has relocated twice to access better teams and coaching for their sons. They first moved to the Moscow area, then Kazan.[9]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2016–17 Muskegon Lumberjacks USHL 48 29 29 58 68
2017–18 Barrie Colts OHL 44 40 32 72 67 8 5 6 11 12
OHL totals 44 40 32 72 67 8 5 6 11 12

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2015 Russia U17 2nd, silver medalist(s) 6 2 3 5 6
2016 Russia WJC18 6th 5 2 0 2 2
2016 Russia IH18 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 5 4 1 5 0
2016 Russia U17 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 4 5 3 8 2
2017 Russia WJC18 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 7 4 5 9 10
2018 Russia WJC 5th 5 0 5 5 2
Junior totals 32 17 17 34 22

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
USHL
First All-Star Team 2017
Rookie of the Year 2017
OHL
Emms Family Award (OHL Rookie of the Year) 2017–18

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2018 NHL Draft Rankings: HockeyProspect.com's Early Top 31 - HockeyProspect.com | 2018 NHL Draft". www.hockeyprospect.com. Retrieved 2017-08-02.
  2. ^ USHL (2016-05-01). "Andrei Svechnikov signs tender with Muskegon Lumberjacks". USHL. Retrieved 2017-08-02.
  3. ^ "All In The Svechnikov Family". Winging It In Motown. Retrieved 2017-08-02.
  4. ^ "Svechnikov to sign with Barrie of Ontario Hockey League". NHL.com. Retrieved 2017-08-09.
  5. ^ "Svechnikov stays No. 1 in Central Scouting final rankings". NHL.com. Retrieved 2018-04-27.
  6. ^ "Canes sign Svechnikov to entry-level contract". Carolina Hurricanes. 2018-07-01. Retrieved 2018-07-01.
  7. ^ Dusterberg, Kurt (4 October 2018). "Islanders win Trotz debut in OT against Hurricanes". NHL.com. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  8. ^ "Warren Foegele scores 2 as Hurricanes beat winless Rangers 8-5". Winston-Salem Journal. 7 October 2018. Retrieved 7 October 2018.
  9. ^ "Young Russian hockey star Andrei Svechnikov – and his mother – are loving their stay in Muskegon". Local Sports Journal. 2016-11-16. Retrieved 2017-08-02.

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Martin Nečas
Carolina Hurricanes first round draft pick
2018
Succeeded by
Incumbent