Former Detroit Red Wings forward Evgeny Svechnikov has agreed to terms on an AHL deal with the Manioba Moose. The one-year deal will pay Svechnikov $215,000.
The Moose are the top farm cub of the NHL’s Winnipeg Jets. As part of the deal, Svechnikov will get an invitation to the Jets’ training camp on a pro tryout basis.
#MBMoose announce it’s a one year, #AHL deal with F Evgeny Svechnikov – at least for the time being. The 19th overall pick in the 2015 NHL Draft has accepted a PTO to attend #NHLJets training camp and he will be given an opportunity to earn a two-way NHL deal when healthy.
— Ken Wiebe (@WiebesWorld) August 20, 2021
If Svechnikov, 24, can show the Jets something in camp and most importantly, display that he’s healthy, he will be given the opportunity to upgrade his AHL deal to a two-way contract with an NHL option.
Injuries Take Toll
The injury-prone Svechnikov underwent a procedure in May to correct a shoulder issue. Injuries were frequently hampering him during his Detroit tenure. The worst was a damaged right knee that required anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction surgery. That cost Svechnikov the entire 2018-19 season.
During his brief time with the Red Wings, Svechnikov didn’t consistently display the offensive acumen or the requisite speed to play among Detroit’s top six forwards. At the same, time there wasn’t enough evidence that the element of being hard to play against would make him a vauable bottom-six presence
The Wings made him the 15th selection of the 2015 NHL entry draft. Svechnikov scored five goals in 41 games for Detroit. He finished with career-high 3-5-8 numbers in 21 games last season.