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Evgeny Svechnikov
#77

Position: RW
Date of Birth: 10/31/1996
Height: 6' 3"   Weight: 205 lbs
Shoots: L
Birthplace: Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia
Drafted: Detroit's 1st choice, 19th overall, in 2015 NHL Entry Draft
Last Amateur Team: 2015-16 Cape Breton (QMJHL)

Biography:

 
 
 
 

Second season as a Griffin…First year pro…Reassigned from Cape Breton by Detroit, 4/24/16…Assigned by Detroit, 10/8/16.

2015-16: Appeared in two Calder Cup Playoff games with the Griffins, tallying one point (0-1—1)…Recorded an assist while making his AHL debut in Game 5 of the Central Division Finals, 5/14/16 at LE…In 50 games with Cape Breton (QMJHL), ranked among the team leaders with 79 points (3rd), 32 goals (3rd), 47 assists (2nd), plus-26 rating (5th), 13 power play goals (1st), 14 power play assists (5th)…Also placed among the league leaders in points (T18th), assists (17th) and power play goals (T8th)…Notched two goals and two assists in the season opener, 9/25/15 vs. BAT…Logged a six-game point streak while recording at least one goal in each contest (7-3—10), 10/18/15-10/30/15…Used a four-assist game, 11/4/15 vs. CHI, to commence a nine-game point streak (5-15—20), 11/4/15-11/28/15…Potted a hat trick including the game-winning goal, 11/21/15…Tallied a goal and three assists, 1/16/16 vs. BAT…Scored two goals and picked up an assist, 1/23/16 at SNB…Netted a pair of assists, 1/31/16 at HAL, to start a four-game point streak (3-6—9), 1/31/16-2/10/16…Potted a power play goal and the game-winner, 2/14/16 at VIC…Tallied an assist, 2/26/16 at ROU, to start a five-game point streak (4-5—9), 2/26/16-3/11/16…Passed out four assists in the season finale, 3/18/16 vs. SNB…In 13 postseason contests, tied for second on the team with 15 points (4-11—15) and tied for first with 11 assists…Recorded an eight-game point streak to begin the postseason (2-10—12), 3/25/16-4/9/16. 2014-15: As a rookie with Cape Breton, played in 55 games and ranked among the team leaders with 78 points (3rd), 32 goals (3rd), 46 assists (T1st), 10 power play goals (3rd), 16 power play assists (T3rd) and a plus-19 rating (2nd)…Among rookies in the QMJHL, ranked second in points, third in goals and fourth in assists…Registered a goal and two assists in the season opener, 9/12/14 at MON, to jumpstart a nine-game point streak (5-12—17), 9/12/14-10/4/14…Passed out three assists, 11/9/14 at BAT…Tallied back-to-back three-point games, 1/7/15 vs. GAT and 1/9/15 at BAT…Closed the season on a 10-game point streak, accumulating 22 points (9-13—22) in that time including eight multi-point efforts. 2013-14: Recorded 27 points (14-13—27) and 68 PIM in 29 games for Bars Kazan Jr….Contributed five points (4-1—5) in six postseason contests…Made his professional debut, appearing in three games for Ak Bars Kazan of the Kontinental Hockey League. 2012-13: Appeared in 34 regular season games with Bars Kazan Jr. and totaled 18 points (9-9—18) and 34 PIM…Skated in four postseason contests and added two points (1-1—2)…In six games with Irbis Kazan Jr., chipped in four points (2-2—4).

Personal:
Lives in Kazan, Russia…His younger brother, Andrei, plays for the USHL’s Muskegon Lumberjacks…Best friend in hockey is Brad “Dogg” Thompson…Greatest hockey memory is being drafted by Detroit…Earned a silver medal representing Russia at the 2016 World Junior Championships…Started playing hockey at the age of five as a forward…Hockey nickname is Geno…Hockey idol as a youth was Pavel Bure…Chose his jersey number because it’s lucky 77…Greatest influence on his hockey career has been his first coach, Validmer Nikolov…First job was playing hockey…Favorite charity is the Red Cross…Most exciting place he’s visited is Las Vegas…Most exciting thing he’s done is score two goals in the NHL preseason…If he could trade places for a day with another occupation, he would be an actor…Also speaks Russian and some French…Most famous non-hockey person he’s met is Vladimir Putin…Also played football, basketball and tennis growing up…Favorite quote is “never give up”…Favorite foods are medium rare steak and borscht…Favorite music group is Nickelback…Favorite movie is 21…Favorite website is theahl.com…Favorite vacation spot is Las Vegas…Roots for the Michigan Wolverines…Least favorite sports team is Ohio State…Other than hockey, favorite sports to watch are tennis and ping-pong.
 

Career Stats

      Regular Season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A PTS PIM GP G A PTS PIM
2012-13 Irbis Kazan Jr. Rus.-Jr. B 6 2 2 4 6 -- -- -- -- --
  Bars Kazan Jr. Russia-Jr. 34 9 9 18 34 4 1 1 2 2
2013-14 Ak Bars Kazan KHL 3 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
  Bars Kazan Jr. Russia-Jr. 29 14 13 27 68 6 4 1 5 14
2014-15 Cape Breton QMJHL 55 32 46 78 70 7 1 6 7 14
2015-16 Cape Breton QMJHL 50 32 47 79 97 13 4 11 15 8
  Grand Rapids AHL -- -- -- -- -- 2 0 1 1 0
  GRIFFINS/AHL TOTALS -- -- -- -- -- 2 0 1 1 0
  PRO TOTALS  3 0  0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0

Goalies

# Name POS
31 Jared Coreau G
40 Eddie Pasquale G

Defensemen

# Name POS
2 Joe Hicketts D
4 Nathan Paetsch D
13 Filip Hronek D
18 Brian Lashoff D
20 Dan Renouf D
44 Conor Allen D
52 Dylan McIlrath D

Forwards

# Name POS
10 Ben Street C
11 Daniel Cleary LW
15 Mitch Callahan RW
21 Mike Borkowski C
23 Dominic Turgeon C
26 Eric Tangradi LW
27 Martin Frk RW
28 Matt Lorito LW
29 Dylan Sadowy RW
39 Tyler Bertuzzi LW
42 Dominik Shine F
43 Givani Smith RW
45 Colin Campbell RW
51 Kyle Criscuolo C
55 Matthew Ford RW
77 Evgeny Svechnikov RW

Detroit Red Wings

# Name POS
5 Robbie Russo D
19 Tomas Nosek C