DetroitRedWings.com’s Dana Wakiji is taking in the Under-18 Five Nations tournament in Plymouth this week.*
Wakiji spoke with Andrei Svechnikov, a probable top-five pick, about his game and the possibility that the Barrie Colts and Team Russia forward might be drafted by the Wings:
There’s one player that would like nothing more than to have the Detroit Red Wings call his name in the upcoming NHL Entry Draft.
His name will be familiar and not just because he is among the top three players in all the rankings.
That’s because he is Andrei Svechnikov, younger brother of Evgeny Svechnikov, whom the Wings took in the first round, 19th overall, in the 2015 draft.
“It would be like a dream because we could win a Stanley Cup together,” said Svechnikov after helping lead Team Russia to a 9-2 victory over Team Czech Republic in the Under-18 Five Nations Tournament at USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Mich. Thursday night.
Svechnikov is ranked first by NHL Central Scouting for North American skaters, second by Hockeyprospect.com, ISS Hockey and Future Considerations and third by McKeen’s Hockey.
*George’s household is a 1-car household, and our vehicle has been in the shop all week. Terrible, terrible timing.