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Fantasy Summary

One of the best two-way forwards in the draft. Svechkov is great in transition, excellent in his own end, and has some offensive tools that are on the verge of really popping. Playing on a team lacking other talents, Svechkov is often on an island but still drives good results.


Observations

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March 2022 – The young two-way forward has played all over the place this season in Russia. A majority of Svechkov’s time has been spent in the VHL, where he has posted nine goals and 31 points in 30 games. It is hard to project Svechkov’s true offensive upside in the NHL. You look at someone like Anton Lundell in Florida, who was questioned on his offensive abilities but has silenced everyone with 38 points in 52 games during his rookie season so far. For now, I think Svechkov is still a must-draft in start-up dynasty leagues as he can be a solid two-way second-line center in his NHL career. Curtis Rines

July 2021 – Svechkov was selected in the first round, 19th overall by the Nashville Predators in the 2021 NHL Draft. Nick Richard

February 2021 – Unlike many of the prospects coming out of the MHL, Svechkov is an excellent two way forward who thrives on being the driver of play at both ends of the ice. He never lacks for effort and keeps the play moving. He does an excellent job of forcing play to the outside defensively and wins more battles than he should. His ability to use his stick and strip the puck or quickly pull the puck out of a pile makes him one of the best players in the draft class at turning play up ice in an instant. His ability to play in tight areas and around the boards is impressive for a guy who isn’t the biggest. One of the biggest issues for Svechkov is that he is often on an island with Lada Togliatti in terms of both effort and talent on many occasions.

His game in transition is solid, understanding the paths he can take based on what the opposition gives him. He doesn’t try too much and finds his way to the offensive zone with consistency. Svechkov finds his teammates in space and gets them the puck through the neutral zone and then tries to make things happen in the offensive zone by funneling play to the middle. His focus as a passer seems to be drawing attention and then making a quick pass into space for his linemate. The young Russian displays excellent awareness in all three zones and has the work ethic to make things happen on will alone many time. That’s not to say that Svechkov lacks any skill. There are many times when he flashes some impressive skill and quick hands that can get him out of trouble. He has shown more creativity and skill as he’s become more comfortable at the VHL level, the second-tier men’s league in Russia, and that has driven some of the offensive numbers up a bit. He’s beginning to challenge Nikita Chibrikov as the best Russian forward in the draft class but his recent success offensively will be key to ensuring that Svechkov continues to rise up draft boards. Tony Ferrari 

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 8.0
NHL Certainty 9.0
Country RUS
Position C
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth April 5, 2003
Height 6‘0”
Weight 187 lbs
Drafted 2021 Round 1; Overall: 19

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2016-2017 Team Volga Region U14Districts Cup U146 1 45 4|        
 2017-2018 Lada Togliatti U16Russia U1615 8 816 8|        
  Team Volga Region U15Districts Cup U154 1 23 2|        
 2018-2019 Lada Togliatti U16Russia U163 0 11 0|        
  Team Volga Region U16Districts Cup U168 4 711 0|        
  Lada Togliatti U18Russia U1826 16 2743 24|Playoffs8 3 69
 2019-2020 Lada Togliatti U18Russia U182 1 23 0|Playoffs9 8 715
  Ladia TogliattiMHL24 4 26 6|