2018 NHL Entry Draft Prospect

Andrei Svechnikov

ANDREI SVECHNIKOVRussia

Current Team: Barrie Colts (OHL)

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Vital Statistics

Position: C • Height: 6-2 • Weight: 185 • Shoots: Left
Birthdate: March 26, 2000 • Hometown: Barnaul, Russia

Additional Information

Current Status: ACTIVE | STATS
Previous: Kazan Ak Bars (Russia U16/U18); Muskegon (USHL)
CHL Import Draft: 2017 by Barrie (Round 1, No. 1 Overall)
Agent: Mark Gandler
USHL Debut: Sept. 23, 2016 (Muskegon at U.S. Under-18 Team)
First USHL Goal: Oct. 8, 2016 (Muskegon at Cedar Rapids)

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Quotes from Major Draft Guides

• "He can do a bit of everything. He was as dominant at the (2016) Under-18's as an under-ager as he was at the Under-17's, maybe even more so." (Anonymous Scout, Hockey News 2017 Future Watch)

• "Dominant (12 points in four games) at the World Jr. A Challenge, and unlike Cale Makar, was just 16 years old. Svechnikov finished sixth in USHL scoring as a rookie and also tore it up at the Under-17’s so there is no denying that he enters the 2018 draft as the top-ranked forward and a strong bet to go top two." (Recrutes.ca)

• "High-end talent, was excellent in my viewings of him. He’s right with (Dahlin) at the top of the class to start off next season." (Mark Edwards, HockeyProspect.com Black Book)

• "A multifaceted player with no real glaring weaknesses in his game. His skating, speed and agility border on elite levels -- he can change direction on a dime, has an excellent, smooth pivot and can get to top speed in a hurry. In the offensive zone, he can beat guys several ways. He has a dangerous release that he can get off quickly -- and in stride -- and has the hands and creativity to beat defenders one-on-one. Svechnikov likes to use his speed as much as possible and can go wide on defenders and then kick into another gear as the defender pivots and drive the net with separation." (HockeyProspect.com Black Book)

• "He is a dynamic talent with superb vision and imagination, who makes plays at top speed." (Red Line Report)