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A One-Year Contract Extension For Evgeny Svechnikov

DETROIT - The Detroit Red Wings today signed right wing Evgeny Svechnikov to a one-year contract extension.

Svechnikov, 23, completed his third full professional campaign in 2019-20, returning to the ice in October after missing the entire 2018-19 season due to a knee injury. In his first game back with the AHL's Grand Rapids Griffins on Oct. 5, he registered three points (1-2-3). Svechnikov totaled 25 points (11-14-25) and 61 penalty minutes in 51 total games with Grand Rapids, placing sixth on the team in points. He also appeared in four games with the Red Wings and has notched four points (2-2-4) and 10 penalty minutes in 20 NHL games since debuting in 2016-17. The 6-foot-3, 208-pound winger has skated in 182 games with the Griffins since 2015-16, notching 99 points (38-61-99) and 181 penalty minutes, while adding 14 points (6-8-14) and 24 penalty minutes in 26 AHL postseason games. As a first-year pro in 2016-17, Svechnikov registered a career-high 51 points (20-31-51) in 74 regular-season games and helped the Griffins capture the 2017 Calder Cup championship.

Originally drafted by the Red Wings in the first round (19th overall) of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, Svechnikov spent two seasons in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League prior to turning pro, registering 157 points (64-93-157) and 167 penalty minutes in 105 games with the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles from 2014-16. The Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia, native also earned a silver medal at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship with Russia, and previously captured silver medals for his country at the 2013 World Junior A Challenge and 2013 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.

Evgeny Svechnikov, Right Wing
Born Oct 31 1996 -- Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia 
Height 6.03 -- Weight 208 -- Shoots L
Selected by Detroit Red Wings round 1 #19 overall 2015 NHL Entry Draft

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WingedRider's avatar

I hope he achieves a small % of his brother has with Carolina.  Seems like this will be his last chance to make the NHL, at least with Detroit.

Odds are against him but who knows

Posted by WingedRider from Saskatoon, SK on 08/09/20 at 04:31 PM ET

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Odds are against him but who knows

Posted by WingedRider from Saskatoon, SK on 08/09/20 at 04:31 PM ET

Why? All he has to do is beat out Abdelkader (22 pts in last 120 games and minus 28 over those) and Erne (25 points in his last 121 games and minus 24 last year with the Wings)....

Svechnikov is out of waiver exemptions and will be another 8 months (from his last game) out from ACL surgery…it’s not like he’s Perlini on his 3rd team and is running out of chances.  Wings waive him…he’ll be picked up in a second.

Posted by d ca on 08/09/20 at 09:00 PM ET

d ca's avatar

Odds are against him but who knows

Posted by WingedRider from Saskatoon, SK on 08/09/20 at 04:31 PM ET

Why? All he has to do is beat out Abdelkader (22 pts in last 120 games and minus 28 over those) and Erne (25 points in his last 121 games and minus 24 last year with the Wings)....

Svechnikov is out of waiver exemptions and will be another 8 months (from his last game) out from ACL surgery…it’s not like he’s Perlini on his 3rd team and is running out of chances.  Wings waive him…he’ll be picked up in a second.

Posted by d ca on 08/09/20 at 09:01 PM ET

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Posted by d ca on 08/09/20 at 09:01 PM ET

Has Svech had another knee issue?  I agree 110% on Aby but he must be sleeping with someone but the last few years it seems obvious that he has to go.  The contract he got is unbelievable.

The good thing is that Stevie Y will be making decisions, if it was Holland Aby would be back.

Svech sure has a Black cloud over his head.

When Svech is healthy before the 8 months is up can Stevie Y send him abroad to at least get more ice time?

I hope he makes the team!

Posted by WingedRider from Saskatoon, SK on 08/09/20 at 10:03 PM ET

Paul's avatar

from Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press,

The 2020-21 season — tentatively slated to start in December — is a big one for Svechnikov. He is no longer waiver exempt, but has to prove he belongs in the lineup. That’s why a one-year deal makes sense: The Wings need to know what they have in Svechnikov, and he needs to prove he deserves a longer contract. He’ll still be a restricted free agent when the extension expires, meaning the Wings will still hold his rights.

Svechnikov’s work ethic can’t be faulted, but at this point, it does not look like a good pick. The Wings could have had Brock Boeser, who already has 75 goals in 197 games with the Vancouver Canucks, who grabbed him at 23rd overall. Travis Konecny has 185 points in 299 career games with the Philadelphia Flyers, who took him at 24th.

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Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 08/09/20 at 10:19 PM ET

d ca's avatar

Has Svech had another knee issue?  I agree 110% on Aby but he must be sleeping with someone but the last few years it seems obvious that he has to go.  The contract he got is unbelievable.

The good thing is that Stevie Y will be making decisions, if it was Holland Aby would be back.

Svech sure has a Black cloud over his head.

When Svech is healthy before the 8 months is up can Stevie Y send him abroad to at least get more ice time?

I hope he makes the team!

Posted by WingedRider from Saskatoon, SK on 08/09/20 at 10:03 PM ET

No, not another one. He just has been slow to recover from the 18-19 one.

Posted by d ca on 08/09/20 at 10:23 PM ET

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