For a kid that’s just 19 years old, Andrei is certainly special. After having a decent start to his career last season, many thought he would take that next step forward. And with that, we are witnessing the rise of a superstar. Just when you think he is going to take a step back, he shows that he’s not going anywhere, and continues to produce on a consistent basis.
Tonight was no exception to that either. He scored the first goal of the night on a great backhand shot that Aaron Dell had no chance of stopping. He would later tally an assist, one that single-handily created the chance that lead to the goal in the 2nd period. Not to mention, he gets the only goal of the shootout just for good measure.
After tonight’s result, Svechnikov is averaging right around a point per game. His 19 assists and 31 points are both good for the team lead in each of those categories as well. In the 82 games he played in last year, he tallied 37 points. In only 29 games, he’s already almost at that marker. It is amazing to see how far he has grown.
The sky is truly the limit for Svechnikov. His steady production has been a huge improvement to the Hurricanes offense, and he only continues to get better. As the season rolls along, who knows how high he will go. One thing is for sure, I’m ready to see what he does next.