Last season was supposed to be the season to really get a good luck at what Evgeny Svechnikov could contribute to the Detroit Red Wings. Unfortunately, he was sidelined all season with an ACL injury in his right knee that required surgery. he worked hard to recover in time to play at the end of the season, but the timeline didn’t work for the 22 year old.
Position: Right Wing
Born: October 31, 1996
Birthplace: Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia
Drafted: 2015, 1st Round (19th overall)
Last Year: #8
Did not play last season due to injury. Previous stats:
He played well in training camp last season, and looked to be in a good position to make a case for an NHL roster spot before his season-ending injury.
He has high-end skill to go with his 6-3 frame, and while it’s easy to forget about a player who hasn’t seen the ice in a full season, he still has the potential to be an impact NHL player.
In a recent article, Ted Kulfan talked to Svechnikov, who is saying all the right things:
“I just want to go out there and show my name,” Svechnikov said. “I’m Evgeny Svechnikov, I was drafted for a reason and I’m here for a reason. I want to be part of the future, and I want to do that for myself and the fans and for everybody.
“I’m looking forward to doing it.”
While this is pretty obvious, the thing that has held him back the most has been injuries. Like I said above, he was playing well in camp before his injury. If he can stay healthy, this could be his year to make a statement.
There’s not really much more to say at this point. Fans shouldn’t write him off yet, but this is a very important year in Evgeny Svechnikov’s potential NHL career.
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22: Albert Johansson
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