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.


Andrei Svechnikov

League-wide media

Draft profile at TSN written by Daniel Nugent Bowman.

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 offers the 411 on Andrei Svechnikov as part of the site’s series on the upcoming draft prospects.’s Mike Morreale interviewed Andrei Svechnikov for his “Five Questions” segment.


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 has a short video with a nice mix of interview, commentary from others and a few highlights.

Scott Rosenheck offers a detailed profile of Andrei Svechnikov at FanSided’s The Canuck Way.

Peter Harling from Dobber Prospects offers a profile with some notes from Svechnikov’s 2017-18 season.



Local coverage

Interview by Mary Dunleavy for 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.

Luke DeCock from the News & Observer also covered Svechnikov’s visit to Raleigh.

Michael Smith at penned this profile of Andrei Svechnikov earlier this week.

Kevin LeBlanc at Canes Country posted this profile for Andrei Svechnikov.


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