• Playing in his home country at the 2013 World Junior Championship, Nichushkin finished with two points (1-1--2), including the winner 95 seconds into overtime in the bronze-medal game versus Canada.
• Nichushkin recorded seven points (4-3--7) in six games at the 2013 Under-18 World Championship in Sochi, Russia.
• He won a gold medal with Russia at the 2012 Under-17 World Hockey Challenge, recording nine points (5-4--9) to finish second on the team and fifth overall in tournament scoring.
• His good friend Pavel Buchnevich, the No. 10-ranked European skater by Central Scouting, has said that the 6’4” winger is “a really good person and really likes music. Everywhere he goes, he wears earphones … even in the shower.”
It was kind of touching. I didn't know really what to expect. I'm very appreciative and thankful for the people that supported me in my time here ... as I said, we'll move back to the area at some point in our life.
— Toronto coach Randy Carlyle on the video tribute and ovation he received in his first game back in Anaheim, a 3-1 win for the Maple Leafs