Svechnikov earns OHL Rookie of the Month nod
Andrei Svechnikov of the Barrie Colts has been named OHL Rookie of the Month for January.
Svechnikov, second in Future Considerations’ Winter ranking for the 2018 NHL Draft, led all Ontario Hockey League rookies with 17 points (nine goals, eight assists) in 11 games in January.
It’s the second time this season Svechnikov, 17, has received the honor.
Svechnikov has 38 points (23 goals, 15 assists) in 27 games with Barrie this season. He was the first overall pick in the 2017 CHL Import Draft, and represented Russia at the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship. Svechnikov also represented Team Orr in the 2018 CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game.