As you all may know, today marks Andrei Svechnikov’s 20th birthday, and in honor of that, I wanted to put together a little something. It’s incredible to see how far he’s come in just a season and a half in the NHL. Happy Birthday, Andrei!
In honor of his 20th birthday, I put together “20 years in numbers.” The premise of this list is that for each year (20, 19, 18, 17..) I’ve pulled a stat or a fun fact about him that corresponds with each number. I pulled from his stats and social media as well as personal knowledge to make this list, and I hope y’all enjoy.
He scored twenty goals before he turned nineteen during the 2018-19 season.
He was eighteen when he started playing in the NHL in 2018.
He had seventeen assists last season.
He started his hockey career in North America at age sixteen.
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He fired off fifteen shots during last year’s playoffs.
He has assisted on fourteen power play goals so far this season.
He’s tweeted thirteen times since the season started (not including retweets).
He assisted on twelve even-strength goals last season
He had eleven points in the 2017-18 OHL playoffs with the Barrie Colts.
There are ten videos on the Hurricanes’ Youtube channel with his name in the title.
Currently has a plus/minus rating of nine.
He has scored eight game-winning goals in his NHL career so far.
He played in seven games with Russia’s U20 team at the 2017-18 World Juniors.
Has scored six power play goals and five game-winning goals this season
He has four posts on Instagram wearing a Barrie Colts jersey.
He’s worn three different jersey numbers (37, 14, and 10).
Drafted second overall (and scored two lacrosse goals!).
He has one older brother, Evgeny.
I have thoroughly enjoyed watching Andrei come into his own on and off the ice during the past two years he’s been with the Canes, and I’m excited to see what he will do in the years to come.
Question for CC Readers: What has been your favorite Andrei Svechnikov memory/moment so far?