Andrei Svetlakov

by couching on April 16, 2018

 

Andrei Svetlakov, C

Shoots: L

Height: 6-0

Weight: 203

Born: 1996-04-06

 Hometown: Moscow, RUS

 Drafted: 178th overall in the sixth round of the 2017 draft

 

Observations:

April 2018 - A great value pick in the 2017 draft, Svetlakov essentially matched his production from last year and earned himself a spot on Russia’s 2nd national team. He has been relatively cool in the playoffs this year with just one assist as Moscow competes for a Gagarin Cup against Ak Bars Kazan. Svetlakov went without a shot on goal on November 29th, but has since seen his ice time slashed, spent a chunk of time in the VHL, and remains under contract until 2020 similar to his teammate Kirill Kaprizov. Will Scouch

 

June 2017 - This is an intriguing pick. D+3 picks aren’t common, but names like Viktor Arvidsson have managed to work out well. In the sixth round, all bets are off, and Minnesota is taking a calculated gamble taking the skilled center from Moscow. He’s a crafty playmaker who will get to the net and use his weight to his advantage. He has the benefit of scoring almost half a point per game in the KHL, commonly known as the most difficult league outside of the NHL, so his trajectory should be positive over the long term.

His contract with Moscow expires in 2020, but it’s entirely possible that he leaves the team early if a spot in the NHL can be ensured. It may not be next year, but he could be seen in a Wild jersey relatively soon if he continues to develop. Will Scouch

 

Fantasy Outlook: B

There appears to be a potential bottom six NHLer there, but it’s a matter of if and when he makes the jump.

 

 

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