Andrei Svetlakov

Minnesota Wild
Photo courtesy of KHL.ru

Fantasy Summary

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


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 5.5
NHL Certainty 3.5
Country RUS
Position C
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth April 6, 1996
Height 6‘0”
Weight 203 lbs
Drafted 2017 Round 6; Overall: 178

Observations

April 2019 – The Russian center has had a third consecutive season of almost identical production at the KHL level. With slightly more time in the KHL, his production increased accordingly but stayed relatively stagnant on a per-game rate. He again spent time in the VHL, Russian second-tier league, this season as he wasn’t commanding ice-time with CSKA Moscow. With the ceiling of a bottom-six forward on an NHL roster, the urge to get Svetlakov over to North America hasn’t grown much. His contract, like teammate and fellow Wild prospect Kirill Kaprizov, runs through next season and he will likely stay for the duration of it. With no real offensive upside and no sign of him coming over to the NHL, his fantasy upside is negligent as he may end up staying in Russia. Tony Ferrari

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


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2011-2012 Moskva Selects U15 WSI U15 8 6 5 11 10 |          
  Russia U16 YOG 6 1 1 2 4 |          
 2012-2013 Krasnaya Armiya Moskva MHL 33 1 3 4 10 |          
  Russia U17 WHC-17 6 0 2 2 12 |          
  Russia U17 EYOF 3 1 0 1 12 |          
 2013-2014 Krasnaya Armiya Moskva MHL 35 4 4 8 18 | Playoffs 8 0 0 0
  Russia U18 |WJAC-19| WJAC-19 5 0 2 2 0 |          
 2014-2015 Krasnaya Armiya Moskva MHL 49 18 34 52 92 | Playoffs 10 5 6 11 10 
 2015-2016 CSKA Moskva KHL 30 7 3 10 14 | Playoffs 8 0 2 2
  Zvezda Moskva VHL 5 1 1 2 8 |          
  Krasnaya Armiya Moskva MHL 1 0 0 0 2 |          
  Russian Selects U20 Jr Super Series 6 1 3 4 18 |          
  Russia U20 WJC-20 7 3 1 4 6 |          
  Russia EHT 2 0 1 1 2 |          
  Russia (all) International 2 0 1 1 2 |          
 2016-2017 CSKA Moskva KHL 37 4 12 16 42 | Playoffs 10 3 0 3 18 
  Zvezda Moskva VHL 2 1 1 2 6 |          
  Russia EHT 11 1 4 5 6 |          
  Russia (all) International 11 1 4 5 6 |          
 2017-2018 CSKA Moskva KHL 37 7 10 17 44 | Playoffs 12 1 1 2 16 
  Zvezda Moskva VHL 8 2 6 8 8 |          
  Russia II (all) International 7 1 2 3 0 |          
 2018-2019 CSKA Moskva KHL 44 8 7 15 25 | Playoffs 18 2 6 8
  Zvezda Moskva VHL 2 2 1 3 0 |          
  Russia EHT 3 0 0 0 2 |          
  Russia (all) International 3 0 0 0 2 |          
  Russia II (all) International 3 0 2 2 2 |          
 2019-2020 CSKA Moskva KHL - - - - - |          

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