Priority Pass: The Russian curveball

February 14, 2017

If you're not familiar with the name Andrei Svechnikov, you probably should be.

 

The Russian-born winger isn't just the top '00 birthyear player in his country. He's the best in the world at this point, and there's no signs of slowing down. Plying his trade with the USHL's Muskegon Lumberjacks this season, Svechnikov's 1.19 point-per-game clip is second in the league, while his 20 goals rank third. Keep in mind, he's just 16.

 

So why does this matter for the OHL Draft? He might apply to get in. And if he does? All bets are off.

 

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