Future Watch: Andrei Svechnikov Rookie Hockey Cards, Hurricanes

Future Watch: Andrei Svechnikov Rookie Hockey Cards, HurricanesFuture Watch: Andrei Svechnikov Rookie Hockey Cards, HurricanesAndrei Svechnikov was drafted second overall by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. He’s big, fast and he’s a hit down south.

The 6-2 Russian played in his homeland and landed in North America in 2015-16 playing for the Muskegon Lumberjacks in the USHL. There he had 29 goals and 29 assists in 48 games. That got him on the map.

In 2017-18 he played for the Barrie Colts in the OHL. Because of an injury he only appeared in 44 games and yet he had an incredible 40 goals and 32 assists. In eight playoff games, he had 11 points. He played in the Top Prospects Game that year too so most had him pegged to go either first or second overall.

Collectors can find rookie cards of Svechnikov in Upper Deck Series 1 Hockey, Black Diamond and Artifacts as well as future product. He’s one of the big pulls you can get this holiday season.

The 2018-19 season started off a bit slow for the Russian prospect. He made the team out of training camp, but the goals didn’t come in bunches.

Here’s a look at his first NHL goal:

In his first 26 games, he had six goals and six assists with a very low 16 PIMS. Earlier in his career, he had trouble taking some aggression penalties. He’s got that in check and his game is headed in the right direction to have a lot of success in the NHL.

Last season he was a point-per-game at the World Junior Championship. The U20 tournament is still something Svechnikov could play in. It’s up to the Hurricanes if they’d let him play there. Most likely he will continue on with his first NHL season but if he played, he could gain an extra boost of confidence that would continue throughout the rest of the season. Either way, this player is a future star.

Future Watch: Andrei Svechnikov Rookie Hockey Cards, Hurricanes – Stats

NHL Standard career statistics
Scoring Goals Assists Shots Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TSA TOI ATOI FOW FOL FO% BLK HIT TK GV Awards
2018-19 18 CAR NHL 26 6 6 12 0 16 6 0 0 2 5 1 0 69 8.7 111 368 14:10 0 0 9 29 15 21
Career 1 yr NHL 26 6 6 12 0 16 6 0 0 2 5 1 0 69 8.7 111 368 14:10 0 0 9 29 15 21
Provided by Hockey-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 12/5/2018.

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Russ Cohen