Andrei Svechnikov is a former Barrie Colt and current Carolina Hurricanes prospect. He was hyped (obviously not as much as Rasmus Dahlin) and was promptly selected 2nd overall in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. At the time of this writing, it appears as if Andrei has performed well in the couple of games he’s participated with the other prospects in the prospect tournament, held in Traverse City, Michigan.
Andrei was born in Barnaul, Russia and is the younger brother of Detroit Red Wings prospect, Yevgeni Svechnikov. He started out his North American journey in the USHL with the Muskegon Lumberjacks. He played for them in the 2016 / 17 season and was the top scorer with 58 points. Of the players that have ever played on the Lumberjaks, Andrei may very well be the cream of the crop when Andrei’s career is over.
Once he left the USHL, he began his junior hockey career with the Barrie Colts. At the end of the OHL season, he was 2nd overall in scoring.
I’m excited for the Canes to have snagged Andrei since he seems like he’s living up to expectations.. although it’s not even the NHL season yet!
Gettin’ the auto
I managed to snag this autograph of Andrei Svechnikov late in the season last year. Since the CHL Upper Deck set didn’t come out until close to March, I only had a few weeks to send out to players I figured might have a shot as an 18 year old. Andrei was one of those players. I sent to him through the Barrie Colts and received it back in 38 days.
Lots of hype and some games to prove that Andrei is the real deal.
A video review of Andrei Svechnikov
A nice video compilation of Andrei’s highlights over the 2017 / 18 OHL season.