Andrey Svechnikov

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TASS, June 30. Russian forward Andrey Svechnikov signed a rookie contract with club of National hockey League (NHL) Carolina. About it reports a press – service of the club.

“Carolina” was chosen by 18-year-old Svechnikova second in the NHL draft 2018. The agreement is for three years. In the case of playing in the NHL, he will receive $832,5 thousand a year in the farm club, he will make 70 thousand a year. The player also received a signing bonus in the amount of $277,5 thousand

General Manager of “Carolina” don Waddell noted the talent of a hockey player. “This is a special moment for our organization, – said the General Manager. – Andrey – the player, which, thanks to his talent, you can build a team. He has a bright future in the form of “Carolina”.

Svechnikov in the last regular season Junior Hockey League Ontario (OHL) played 44 games for the “Barry the colts”, in which he scored 72 points (40 goals, 32 assists) . In the playoffs he scored five goals and made six assists in eight games. Also Svechnikov was named the best rookie team of the season.

“Carolina” did not participate in the draws of the playoffs in the NHL over the last nine seasons. The team performs 23-year-old Russian forward Valentin Zykov.