RALEIGH, NC - Hurricanes forward Andrei Svechnikov has been selected by his teammates as the winner of the 2019-20 Steve Chiasson Award. The Steve Chiasson Award is given annually to the Hurricanes player that best exemplifies determination and dedication while proving to be an inspiration to his teammates through his performance and approach to the game.
Svechnikov, 20, becomes the youngest player ever to win the Steve Chiasson Award. The Barnaul, Russia, native registered 61 points (24g, 37a) in 68 games this season, marking the third-most points in team history (since relocation) by a second-year player (Eric Staal: 100, Sebastian Aho: 65). Svechnikov posted an 11-game point streak this season (2/2-2/25: 5g, 8a), marking the longest point streak by a teenager in franchise history, and a nine-game point streak (11/9-11/27: 5g, 8a), which is the second-longest point streak by a teenager in franchise history. Svechnikov has recorded the fourth-most points (98) through a player's first two seasons in team history (since relocation) and is the eighth player in franchise history to score 20 goals in each of his first two NHL seasons.