Saturday, June 30, 2018
Top Prospect Signings (Jun 30)
The first draft pick of the 2018 entry draft to get a contract, although unofficial until tomorrow, is the 2nd overall pick, Andrei Svechnikov, who will sign his 3-year entry-level deal on Sunday, which will likely be loaded with all kinds of incentives and bonuses to play for next season.
As we drew closer and closer to the draft, the cat was out of the bag with days to spare, that Svechnikov was coveted by the Hurricanes and he would be the one that they would go with, hands down. And why not? The kid is big, he's got all kinds of talent and he could be ready to go right away.
With the Barrie Colts of the OHL last season, he scored 40 goals and 72 points in only 44 games, also competing for Russia in three tournaments, including the World Juniors, where he had 5 assists in five games.