Svechnikov recorded a game-high seven shots on goal in Sunday's 3-1 road loss to the Jets. Svechnikov only saw 12:38 of ice time, but he still pelted Laurent Brossoit with seven shots (all at even strength, mind you). Winnipeg's backup netminder got the last laugh since none of those shots fell into the cage, but a bit more puck luck and Svechnikov should be able to pile on the goals as a rookie. The Russian phenom has scored twice to complement two more assists through six games this season.
Svechnikov scored a goal and added an assist in Sunday's 8-5 win over the Rangers. Apart from being the first goal of his career, Svechnikov's third-period snipe just so happened to the game-winning marker as well. The 18-year-old Russian is the first player born in the 2000s to score a goal in the NHL and now has three points in as many career contests. With a spot on the team's second power-play unit, this rookie could surprise a lot of people in 2018-19.
Svechnikov's first career point was an assist to Jordan Martinook in Friday's 3-1 road win over the Blue Jackets. The helper was nothing fancy, but it only took two games for Svechnikov to get that first point out of the way. As the second overall pick from this year's draft, there will be no shortage of fantasy owners counting on the Russian right away. This kid is only 18 years old, but he toyed with the competition at junior for OHL Barrie in 2017-18 (72 points in 44 games) and Svechnikov ascended to hockey's big stage without needing a trip to the AHL first.
Svechnikov racked up a goal and an assist -- both on the power play -- in Tuesday's 4-1 preseason win over Tampa Bay. The second overall selection in this past draft looks ready to make an immediate impact at the NHL level. Svechnikov assisted on Lucas Wallmark's first-period tally before beating countryman Andrei Vasilevskiy himself in the third.
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