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West Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
39-13-4 82
40-14-2 82
35-16-5 75
27-20-9 63
24-26-6 54
21-28-7 49
21-28-7 49
17-30-9 43

2020 Stats

STATS A
Assists
P
Points
+/-
Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
TOI/G
Time On Ice Per Game
PM
Penalty Minutes
Regular Season 11 21 9 14:05 4
Post Season 2 3 -3 15:37 10

Top Valeri Nichushkin News

  • Avalanche's Valeri Nichushkin: Offers helper

    Nichushkin recorded an assist, four shots on goal, two hits and 10 PIM in Sunday's 7-1 win over the Golden Knights in Game 1.

    Nichushkin set up Brandon Saad's second-period tally to give the Avalanche a 3-0 lead. Through five playoff outings, Nichushkin has three points, 17 shots, eight hits and a plus-2 rating. He's been effective in a middle-six role, which should give the Russian winger some appeal as a DFS option.

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  • Avalanche's Valeri Nichushkin: Seals win with empty-netter

    Nichushkin scored an empty-net goal on the power play in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Blues in Game 4. He finished with two shots and two hits.

    Nichushkin put away a loose puck at the edge of the crease to close out the scoring with six seconds left in the third period. It was his first goal of the playoffs. The 26-year-old had entered the series with just one goal in his last 19 appearances and was mired in a nine-game dry spell. Nichushkin had 10 goals and 11 assists in 55 games during the regular season.

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  • Avalanche's Valeri Nichushkin: Registers assist Friday

    Nichushkin posted an assist, two hits and a plus-2 rating in Friday's 5-1 win over the Blues in Game 3.

    Nichushkin helped out on Alex Newhook's first NHL goal at 12:37 of the second period. The assist was Nichushkin's first point in three playoff games. The Russian winger has added four hits, 11 shots on net and a plus-1 rating in a middle-six role.

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  • Avalanche's Valeri Nichushkin: Records helper in win

    Nichushkin managed an assist and went plus-2 in Wednesday's 6-0 win over the Kings.

    Nichushkin set up the second of J.T. Compher's two tallies in the second period. The 26-year-old Nichushkin has had a moderately productive season with 21 points, 97 shots on net, 64 hits and a plus-9 rating. He's been a solid depth scorer from the Avalanche's third line, and he also adds a physical edge.

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  • Avalanche's Valeri Nichushkin: Reaches double-digit goals

    Nichushkin scored a goal on three shots in Monday's 5-4 overtime win over the Sharks.

    Nichushkin put away his 10th goal of the year at 1:18 of the third period. The 26-year-old winger snapped an eight-game point drought with the tally. Nichushkin has 20 points, 90 shots on net, a plus-8 rating and 53 hits through 49 appearances, mainly in a middle-six role.

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  • Avalanche's Valeri Nichushkin: Nets game-winner Friday

    Nichushkin scored a goal on three shots and added two hits in Friday's 2-0 win over the Ducks.

    Friday was a defensive battle, but Nichushkin opened the scoring with his goal 17:12 into the second period. It was all the Avalanche needed for the win. The Russian winger is up to nine tallies, 18 points, 73 shots on net and 43 hits through 39 contests. He has mostly played in a third-line role this year.

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  • Avalanche's Valeri Nichushkin: Good to go Saturday

    Nichushkin (upper body) will play in Saturday's game versus the Blues, Adrian Dater of ColoradoHockeyNow.com reports.

    Nichushkin will skate on the third line with Tyson Jost and Joonas Donskoi. The 26-year-old Nichushkin posted seven points over seven games before this injury.

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  • Avalanche's Valeri Nichushkin: Out with upper-body injury

    Nichushkin (upper body) won't play Friday versus the Blues, Peter Baugh of The Athletic reports.

    This is a new injury for Nichushkin, who took a regular third-line shift and had an assist in Wednesday's 9-3 blowout win over the Coyotes. With Nichushkin out, Kiefer Sherwood is set to take on a bottom-six role for the Avalanche. Nichushkin will need a quick turnaround to be ready for Saturday's rematch with the Blues.

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  • Avalanche's Valeri Nichushkin: On hot line

    Nichushkin picked up an assist along with five shots on net and one blocked shot in Wednesday's 9-3 win over Arizona.

    Nichushkin has three assists in the last two games, as the Avalanche's third line remained the hottest thing in the NHL. That unit was on ice for three first-period goals, all scored by Joonas Donskoi in a span of 3:27. Nichushkin had a secondary helper on Donskoi's second, giving Big Val nine points (three goals, six assists) in the last 10 contests.

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  • Avalanche's Valeri Nichushkin: Bags pair of points

    Nichushkin scored a goal and an assist and was plus-2 in Monday's 5-2 win over the Ducks.

    Nichushkin's goal midway through the third period, a one-timer in front on a slick Cale Makar setup, gave the Avalanche a 5-2 lead. He had also assisted on a Tyson Jost goal early in the second period. The 25-year-old Nichushkin has produced a solid month of March, pitching in with six goals and six assists with a plus-10 rating in 16 games.

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  • Avalanche's Valeri Nichushkin: Stays hot with goal

    Nichushkin scored a goal on two shots in Tuesday's 5-4 shootout loss to the Coyotes.

    Nichushkin has been productive lately with two goals and four helpers in his last six games. For the year, he's at seven goals, 14 points, 54 shots on net and 38 hits in 31 outings. Nichushkin could be a solid value pick in DFS while he's producing his best offense of the season.

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  • Avalanche's Valeri Nichushkin: Sends pair of assists

    Nichushkin recorded two assists and a plus-2 rating in Monday's 5-1 win over the Coyotes.

    Nichushkin had the secondary helper on both of Joonas Donskoi's tallies late in the third period. The two-point effort gave Nichushkin a goal and four assists in his last five contests. The Russian winger is up to 13 points, 52 shots on net, 37 hits and a plus-4 rating in 30 appearances overall.

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  • Avalanche's Valeri Nichushkin: Part of third-line outburst

    Nichushkin scored a goal on three shots and had two PIM in Saturday's 6-0 win over the Wild.

    On a day when Colorado's potent first line was clicking, its third line chipped in two goals. First, it was Tyson Jost pocketing his second of the season in the second period, then Nichushkin finished off the scoring with a third-period marker. Closing in from the left wing, the left-handed shot went forehand, backhand on Kaapo Kahkonen for his sixth goal of the season and first in six games. He has just 11 points in 29 games, but seven have come the last nine contests.

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  • Avalanche's Valeri Nichushkin: Slides power-play helper

    Nichushkin produced a power-play assist and two hits in Tuesday's 8-4 win over the Ducks.

    Nichushkin had a hand in Brandon Saad's tally late in the third period. In his last seven games, Nichushkin has three goals and three assists, providing a bit of depth offense for the Avalanche. The Russian winger is up to 10 points, 46 shots on net, 37 hits and a minus-1 rating in 27 appearances.

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  • Avalanche's Valeri Nichushkin: Snags helper in win

    Nichushkin recorded an assist, four shots on goal and two blocked shots in Sunday's 4-1 win over the Kings.

    Nichushkin had the secondary helper on Joonas Donskoi's goal at 17:09 of the second period. The assist ended a two-game dry spell for Nichushkin. The Russian winger has been alright in a middle-six role with nine points, 45 shots on net, 35 hits and a minus-1 rating through 26 outings.

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  • Avalanche's Valeri Nichushkin: Returns to third line

    Nichushkin had four shots over 15:12 of ice time in Wednesday's 2-1 overtime win over Arizona.

    With the return of Nathan MacKinnon from an upper-body injury, head coach Jared Bednar brought his lines back to normal. Nichushkin was moved up to a top-six role and experienced a scoring surge (three goals, one assist) the previous three games. He's still part of the second-unit power-play for now -- he saw 2:57 of ice time when the Coyotes had a man in the box -- but Nichushkin is back on the third line when skating five-on-five.

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  • Avalanche's Valeri Nichushkin: Enjoying offensive surge

    Nichushkin scored a goal on three shots in Monday's 3-2 loss to the Coyotes.

    Nichushkin got the Avalanche on the board midway through the second period, hammering a one-timer in the slot to close Arizona's lead to 2-1. The goal gave Nichushkin a modest three-game point streak, during which time he's collected three goals and an assist with 13 shots on goal.

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  • Avalanche's Valeri Nichushkin: Two goals in overtime win

    Nichushkin scored twice on a team-high seven shots in Friday's 3-2 overtime win over the Ducks.

    Nichushkin got the Avalanche on the board at 14:46 of the second period. He also scored the game-winner in overtime. That doubled the Russian winger's goal output to four in 21 games. He's added a pair of assists, 29 shots on net and 34 hits from his usual middle-six role.

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  • Avalanche's Valeri Nichushkin: Snaps funk with assist

    Nichushkin managed an assist, two hits and two shots on goal in Saturday's 6-2 win over the Coyotes.

    Nichushkin set up Joonas Donskoi for a goal in the third period. The helper snapped Nichushkin's six-game point drought. The Russian winger has just four points through 18 contests this year. He plays mostly in a bottom-six role, and he's provided 29 hits, 21 shots on net and a minus-2 rating. Without more scoring, Nichushkin is safe to avoid in fantasy.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-4, 210 lbs
Birthplace: Chelyabinsk, Russia
Age: 26
Experience: 6
Shoots: Left