National Hockey League

National Hockey League Draft Profile
Valeri Nichushkin
Selection10 (10 overall)
PositionRight Wing
Previous TeamChelyabinsk 2 (Russia-Jr)
Notes: Mid-season rankings - 4; Final rankings - 2
2012-13 - Chelyabinsk 2 (Russia-Jr) - 9 gp, 4 G, 4 A, 8 Pts
2012-13 - Russia (IIHF World Junior Championships) - 6 gp, 1 G, 1 A, 2 Pts, 25 PIM
Assets: Has a powerful skating stride and great size for an NHL winger. Also boasts plenty of skill and scoring upside. Can line up on either side of center. Shows a tendency to rise to the occasion. Flaws: Must continue to work on his decision-making ability, especially when in possession of the puck (since he has a tendency for turnovers from time to time). Must also fill out his big frame. Career Potential: Big, talented power winger with great upside. Editorial supplied by 'The Sports Forecaster'

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