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Valeri Nichushkin  #43

Dallas Stars  Right Wing
NUMBER: 43 BIRTHDATE: March 4, 1995  (AGE 19)
HEIGHT: 6' 4" BIRTHPLACE: Chelyabinsk, Russia
WEIGHT: 210 DRAFTED: DAL / 2013 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (10th overall)    Prospect Bio
Placed on Injured Reserve on Nov. 10 * Returned to the lineup for the first time on 11/4 vs. LAK since suffering a lower body injury * Missed seven games due to injury from 10/14 - 10/28 2013-14 SEASON: * Finished the season second among Stars rookies with 34 points (14-20=34) * Ranked second on the club with a +20 rating * Became the youngest Stars player, and the fifth youngest player in franchise history, to skate in a game * Tallied four points on Dec. 7 vs. PHI, becoming the first Stars rookie since Jere Lehtinen to record four points in a game * Recorded his first career NHL point, an assist, on Oct. 20 at ANA * Scored his first career NHL goal on Nov. 3 at OTT * Was one of eight 2013 NHL Draft picks to play in the NHL last season * Played for Team Russia at the 2014 Winter Olympics
Quote of the Day

I've been so fortunate, blessed, to play a long time with some great players and be on power plays, play in some great cities and stuff. It's been fun.

— Avalanche forward Jarome Iginla on tying Dino Ciccarelli for 46th place on the NHL's all-time list with his 1,200th career point after their win vs. the Predators on Friday