Svechnikov Stays Hot
Andrei Svechnikov came into the season looking to improve upon what was a pretty good rookie campaign. After posting 20 goals and 17 assists last season, one could assume that he would easily surpass those numbers this season. A quick look at his stats will show he is having a fantastic start to the season.
In the 21 games Svechnikov has played in so far, he has 10 goals and 13 assists, good for 23 points. His goal scoring ability continues to amaze everyone that watches this kid play. He has a lethal shot, and has shown he can score from just about any angle in the offensive zone.
Against the Blackhawks, he continued to show just how good he truly is. After receiving a pass, he carried the puck into the offensive zone, and with two Blackhawks’ players surrounding him, he whips a shot top-shelf on Robin Lehner, who had no chance to stop that puck. He can be very deceptive with the puck, and a play like that just shows how dangerous he can be.
With Svechnikov’s current run, who knows when he’ll cool off. Just when you think you’ve seen it all, he does something else to amaze you. It is so special to watch Svechnikov grow and mold into that star player he was drafted to be, and I think I speak for all Hurricanes fans when I say I can’t wait to see how high he’ll go.