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Andrei Svechnikov is the NHL Central Scouting Service's top-ranked North American skater, and he's widely projected to be the No. 2 pick in the 2018 NHL Draft.
It's easy to see why.
The 6-foot-2, 192-pound Russian winger is an offensive force. Svechnikov scored 40 goals in 44 games for the Barrie Colts of the Ontario Hockey League and earned OHL Rookie of the Year and CHL Top Prospect of the Year honors after totaling 72 points in the 2017-18 season.
"He's a complete player," Director of Amateur Scouting Tony MacDonald said. "He can play the power game. He can play the finesse game. He's big and strong and has skill."
"I look forward to being drafted," Svechnikov said in an early June interview in Raleigh. "It's pretty exciting. The next step is to prepare for the next season, and I'll give it my best shot."