The Detroit Red Wings Select Evgeny Svechnikov 2015 NHL Draft


The Detroit Red Wings selected Evgeny Svechnikov with the 19th pick overall in the 2015 NHL Draft. So who exactly is this kid that the Red Wings drafted?

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Name: Evgeny Svechnikov

Position: Left Wing

Height: 6’ 2”

Shoots: Left

Minor team: Cape Breton, QMJHL

In the most popular pick among mock NHL drafts, the Red Wings went with left winger Evgeny Svechnikov from Cape Breton in the QMJHL. The pick is not a bad one, and one most thought would happen. The Red Wings took a player at a position they were in need of.

Svechnikov is a highly skilled skater and is offensive juggernaut. In the 2014-15 season with Cape Breton the young Russian netted himself 78 points on the season. 32 of those were goals while the other 46 were assists. In the playoffs that same season Svechnikov added seven points in seven games.

He was on the QMJHL All-Rookie Team and played in the CHL Top Prospects game. Before he found his way over to the QMJHL, he was playing in the Kontinental Hockey League’s Ak Bars Kazan system before being taken 63rd overall in the CHL Import Draft.

Curtis Joe said of him;

"“All-in-all, a deadly player who possesses good size, elite-level skill, and smooth skating.”"

That is something to look forward to with him and watching his highlight tape makes him look like the right choice at the 19th spot.

It will be interesting to see if the young Russian comes up and plays with the Red Wings right away or if he spends some time down with the Grand Rapids Griffins. One would hope that he has the ability to start the season with the big club, but at the same time, this is the Red Wings and usually every pick regardless of where they are selected spends some time in the minors.

So what do you think of this pick? Are you happy with it? Let us know below and don’t forget to stay connected to Detroit Jock City for all your Detroit Red Wings new as the NHL Draft continues on.

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