Valeri Nichushkin Draft Report | The Scouting Report

RW Valeri Nichushkin | Dallas Stars (NHL)

Shoots: Right
Date of Birth: 1995-03-04
Height: 6.04
Weight: 195 lbs.
TSR NHL Draft Rank: 5
NHL Entry Draft: 2013 DAL 1st / 10th

Scouting report

The top rated Russian on the board boasts and impressive collection of natural physical talent that would likely put him in the Top 3 or contending for top honours in several other drafts of recent memory. Standing at 6-foot-4, 195 pounds, Nichushkin's powerful skating ability makes him a force to contain before even factoring in an elite offensive skill-set. The Russian winger really made his mark on international grounds this year first at the World Juniors before donning the Russian colours again at the Under 18 Championships.

While Nichushkin's talent is enticing, he does not come without some holes in his game. He struggled to find offensive consistency at times this year and his compete level for a full 60 minute game has been questioned. If he can continue to grow as a player and realize the full compliment of talent he possesses, Nichushkin has the ability to be a top-line winger sooner than later. 

Player Statistics

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 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2011-2012 Belye Medvedi ChelyabinskMHL38 4 610 6|        
  Russia U17WHC-175 3 36 0|        
  Russia U18WJC-186 2 02 0|        
  Russia U19WJAC-194 0 00 2|        
 2012-2013 Traktor ChelyabinskKHL18 4 26 0|Playoffs25 6 39
  Chelmet ChelyabinskVHL15 8 210 4|        
  Belye Medvedi ChelyabinskMHL9 4 48 0|        
  Russia U18WJC-186 4 37 0|        
  Russian SelectsJr Super Series5 0 00 0|        
  Russia U20WJC-206 1 12 25|        
 2013-2014 Dallas StarsNHL79 14 2034 8|Playoffs6 1 12
  RussiaOG5 1 01 0|        
  Russia (all)International5 1 01 0|        
 2014-2015 Dallas StarsNHL2 0 00 2|        

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2014 NHL Draft Rankings

1. C Sam Reinhart Kootenay Ice
2. D Aaron Ekblad Barrie Colts
3. C Michael Dal Colle Oshawa Generals
4. C Leon Draisaitl Prince Albert Raiders
5. C William Nylander Rogle
6. LW Nick Ritchie Peterborough Petes
7. D Haydn Fleury Red Deer Rebels
8. D Roland McKeown Kingston Frontenacs
9. LW Sam Bennett Kingston Frontenacs
10. C Jared McCann Soo Greyhounds

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