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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 remember the first time at Wrigley Field all of us had the long johns, the turtlenecks and the extra equipment because we were afraid of being cold. Halfway through the first period everybody's ripping everything off and we just ended up wearing what we would normally wear for a game at the United Center.

— Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharp on the 2009 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic