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Andrei Svechnikov Making An Impression On Don Waddell

from ABC11 (Raleigh),

Things keep looking better and better for the Carolina Hurricanes - new owner, general manager, head coach, and this month, they have the second pick in the NHL Draft on June 22.

On Wednesday night, we caught up with Carolina Hurricanes General Manager Don Waddell and the team's top prospect for the 2018 NHL Draft, Andrei Svechnikov.

Most 18-year-olds have college on their minds but Svechnikov is trying to impress the Canes GM....

"These kinds of players don't come along that often," Waddell said. "That's why you have to be careful thinking about can we do better in the draft if we do something else. He's a special player and he could make a big impact and be a part of this progress as we move forward for a long time."

The Canes met Svechnikov at the NHL combine and then brought him to Raleigh to learn more about him as a person....

Waddell said if they are able to draft the Russian star, he will join the roster immediately.

more with videos....

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Living in Raleigh there’s optimism which is scary if you think about it. Look I hope they can turn it around, my fear is they’re going to draft this kid then turn around and make a bunch of stupid trades… Couple years later kids going to get pissed off and bolt and this franchise is going to go to Houston

Posted by Iamhaljordan on 06/07/18 at 09:23 AM ET

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