2018 NHL Draft

Andrei Svechnikov

Barrie Colts (OHL)

Steve Kournianos  |  09/21/2017 |  Nashville  |  

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Position: Right Wing
Shoots: Left
Height / Weight: 6’3, 184 lbs
Born: March 26, 2000 | Barnaul, Russia
Nation: Russia

The Draft Analyst Ranking:

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Regular Season

2015-16  Russia U17 (WU17HC) 6 2 3 5 6
2015-16  Russia U18 (U18 WC) 5 2 0 2 2 -1
2016-17 Russia U18 (Hlinka) 5 4 1 5 0 4
2016-17  Muskegon (USHL) 48 29 29 58 68 29
2016-17  Russia U17 (WU17HC) 4 5 3 8 2
2016-17  Russia U18 (U18 WC) 7 4 5 9 10 3
2017-18 Barrie (OHL)

Scouting Report

Elite goal scorer with size who combines power and finesse with an exceptional understanding of his role as a top line talent. Svechnikov has the uncanny ability to not only stickhandle in and around traffic, but also position himself away from the puck while defenders are fixated on his equally skilled linemates. You have to keep tabs on Svechnikov at all times, and it seems as if opponents play tentative every time he’s on the ice. Svechnikov is a very good skater with a powerful stride and exceptional balance, and he uses his speed to create separation even although he shouldn’t be defined as a road runner. He possesses a blistering shot with one of the quicker releases you’ll find — Svechnikov can score on set plays off a faceoff or rifle one from the circles. Few prospects over the last decade have been able to consistently light up opposing goalies than Svechnikov, who as a 16-year-old was the USHL’s Rookie of Year in 2017 and placed third with a 1.21 points-per-game average.