NHL Future Watch: Egor Afanasyev Hockey Cards, Nashville PredatorsNHL Future Watch: Egor Afanasyev Hockey Cards, Nashville Predators – Egor Afanasyev was drafted by the Nashville Predators with the 45th overall pick in the 2019 NHL Draft. This big Russian winger knows how to use his 6’4” frame. He is close to showing off his talent in Nashville.

Afanasyev came to America in 2016-17 and the next year he was in the USHL playing for the Muskegon Lumberjacks. In 45 games, he had eight goals and 14 points. He added two points in three playoff games too. He was still getting used to the smaller ice here in North America.

In 2018-19, he was back with Muskegon, and he had a big year scoring 27 goals with 35 assists in 58 games. Then he added six points in eight playoff games.

In 2019-20, he played for the Windsor Spitfires until the CHL season was canceled. He had 31 goals and 36 assists in 62 games. The left wing was starting to become a consistent goal scorer.

In 2020-21, he went back to Russia and played wherever he could during the pandemic.

For 2021-22, he was back in the States playing for the Milwaukee Admirals in the AHL. In 74 games, he had 12 goals and 21 assists. He was scoreless in the playoffs.

In 2022-23, he had a long look in the NHL, but it was too soon. He had a goal in 17 games. He played most of the season for Milwaukee, scoring 13 goals with 13 assists in 57 games. His 11 points in 16 games was a nice bump.

In 2023-24, he got two more games in Nashville but played the season in Milwaukee. There he had 27 goals and 27 assists in 56 games. He led his team in goals and had aNHL Future Watch: Egor Afanasyev Hockey Cards, Nashville Predators nice playoff run as well. Afanasyev had five goals and four assists in 15 games. He’s going to play in the NHL full time very soon.

NHL Future Watch: Egor Afanasyev Cards Worth Collecting

One card to get is Afanasyev’s 2023-24 Upper Deck Trilogy Rookie Premiere. The card is numbered to just 699 and shows him in action, likely on defense.

Another card is his 2023-24 Upper Deck Game Used Authentic Rookies. The card shows him just before a shot, there are two photos, and the autograph is clear and has some flair.

I like his 2023-24 Upper Deck Series 1 Young Guns card. The photo looks like a warm-up shot in the classic Preds uniform. Start collecting him because he’s getting ready to take the next step.

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