Evgeny Svechnikov’s five seasons with the Detroit Red Wings were marked by frequent injuries and short tours of duty with the parent team. He only played 41 games over four seasons after being drafted 19th overall by the Red Wings in 2015. He is the older brother of Carolina Hurricanes’ star Andrei Svechnikov.
When the Red Wings opted not to re-sign him this offseason, some fans wondered if Evgeny Svechnikov ever truly received a fair shot to show what he can.
Some are probably still wondering that now that right wing Evgeny Svechnikov, 24, is playing well for the Winnipeg Jets. Svechnikov scored his first goal as a Jets player Tuesday in a 4-3 win against the Winnipeg Jets. Svechnikov has three points in five games for the Jets.
In his most recent game, Svechnikov played on a scoring line with Kyle Connor and Pierre-Luc Dubois
Around the NHL
Detroit: Red Wings much-heralded rookie defenseman Moritz Seider wears No. 53 because of the movie Herbie!
Colorado: There’s genuine concern about what’s happening with the Avalanche. Terry Frei writes: This Avalanche team doesn’t feel right.
NY Islanders: Is Ilya Sorokin the Islanders new No. 1 goalie? It will be interesting to see what happens when Semyon Varlamov returns from injury
Calgary: The Flames are thriving in games against the Metropolitan Division. They won their fourth in a row by taking down the New Jersey Devils in Newark.
San Jose: Hockey Now’s Sheng Peng looks at three concerns that could make or break the San Jose Sharks’ season.
Vegas: Previously-struggling Evgenii Dadonov helped the Golden Knights earn a much-needed win against the Colorado Avalanche.
Montreal: Habs winger Jonathan Drouin said Shea Weber is retired, and Drouin thinks he’s headed into scouting.
Pittsburgh: The Penguins lost 5-1 to the Tampa Bay Lightning and, for the first time, looked like a team missing its star players.