Winnipeg Jets Interested in Red Wings 2015 First-Round Pick (Report)
The Winnipeg Jets front office has been extremely active this offseason. Besides trading for both Nate Schmidt and Brenden Dillon, they have also signed all four of their restricted free agents.
Even though it looks like the Jets have no cap space left, it seems that Kevin Cheveldayoff and his staff are interested in bringing another free agent in as they start to add the final pieces to their roster for the upcoming season. It also appears that this player is also interested in a deal with Winnipeg.
According to the latest report from Ken Wiebe (@WiebesWorld on Twitter), there is mutual interest between the Jets and Evgeny Svechnikov.
The latest rumor states the Winnipeg Jets are interested in signing Evgeny Svechnikov
Svechnikov was originally drafted by the Detroit Red Wings as the 19th overall pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. Unfortunately, the twenty-four-year-old has yet to hit his potential, but there is still plenty of time for him to reach it.
In the spring of 2016, Svechnikov made his professional debut in the AHL postseason with the Grand Rapids Griffins. Since then, the left-handed shot has played primarily in the AHL although has had some stints in the NHL with Detroit.
This past season was the most game time Svechnikov has gotten at the NHL level. During 2021, Svechnikov skated in 21 games with the Red Wings and had three goals, five assists, and a minus-three plus/minus.
The Russian-born winger is known to be a player with terrific offensive skills and a great shot. His defensive zone play still needs work as he has yet to have a season in the NHL or AHL where he had a positive plus/minus rating.
Check back to our site in the coming days as we will have all the latest news regarding this potential Svechnikov signing.
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