As expected (and hoped by some who feared the team might overthink a good thing), the Carolina used the #2 overall pick in the 2018 NHL Draft to select Andrei Svechnikov.
Here is a collection of reading on the right wing from Russia who could compete for an NHL roster spot for the 2018-19 season. My hope is to add more entries once I find time to do additional time digging on Google. If you have read other good articles, please let us know (email, webform or Twitter), so we can add to our library of Andrei Svechnikov summer reading for the Caniac Nation.
Bob McKenzie’s final draft rankings at TSN add an additional layer of detail that suggest that Andrei Svechnikov had separated himself from the group of forwards behind Dahlin and become a unanimous #2.
Rory Boylen from TSN.ca offers the 411 on Andrei Svechnikov as part of the site’s series on the upcoming draft prospects.
Scouting and profiles for Andrei Svechnikov
The Draft Analyst actually had Svechnikov ranked #1 when writing its profile in September before the 2017-18 season began.
Andrei Svechnikov’s draft profit at CHL.ca has a short video with a nice mix of interview, commentary from others and a few highlights.
Interview by Mary Dunleavy for WRALSportsFan.com during Svechnikov’s visit to Raleigh last week. If you have not watched this interview yet, I highly recommend it. The interview is a bit choppy in places, but what stands out to me is his incredible poise in a long interview and how he seemed reasonably comfortable even when he was unclear with a couple questions.