Svechnikov scored his sixth goal of the season in Friday's 2-1 loss to the Ducks. Now with 12 points in 25 games, Svechnikov's tied for sixth place in rookie scoring this year. Given his current pace, he has a good chance to reach the 40-point mark this season, which isn't bad considering only 13 rookies pulled off that feat last year. We think he will be an elite scorer in the NHL in another season or two, so now's the time to grab him if you're in a keeper league.
Svechnikov unleashed a game-high eight shots in Wednesday's 5-2 home win over the Maple Leafs, lighting the lamp with an empty-netter. Carolina's prized prospect certainly deserved that empty-net goal, as his compete level was off the charts throughout the whole game. Svechnikov was blanked five times in the first period and actually didn't record a shot in the second frame, but he kept at it and chased down a loose puck with the cage empty. The broadcasting crew called this the best game of the 18-year-old's career, but obviously, the best has yet to come for the second overall pick from the 2018 draft, who's up to five goals and four assists in 21 games.
Svechnikov dished out two assists in Monday's 3-2 overtime win versus the Blackhawks. Svechnikov fed Michael Ferland in the slot to tie the game at two lat in the second period. He then noted a secondary assist on Sebastian Aho's overtime winner to seal the second multi-point game of his career. The rookie first-round pick now has four goals and four assists in 18 games, and he's fired 48 shots on net as well.
Svechnikov saw ice time of 16:18 Saturday against the Golden Knights, skating on the top line for the second consecutive game. The 18-year-old Russian rookie was previously averaging roughly 12 minutes per night skating in a checking-line capacity, however coach Rod Brind'Amour has obviously decided to see what the kid can do in more of a scoring role. Although he was held off the scoresheet in Saturday's 3-0 loss to Vegas, he did notch his third goal of the season the night before against the Coyotes -- possibly a sign of good things to come. Looking ahead, if Svechnikov continues to skate with Sebastian Aho and Michael Ferland on the first unit, an uptick in scoring could follow. He makes for a good buy-low candidate right now.
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.
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