RW Valeri Nichushkin - Chelyabinsk, KHL (2013, 10th overall, Dallas)
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01-05-2013, 10:13 AM
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Yeah I didn't see him prior to WJC either, I was obviously expecting the skill as is the case with most highly regarded Russian prospects. But I was a bit surprised at how good his play at the boards and in dirty areas is. Certainly a guy willing to pay the price to get into between the dots. Seemed to compete in the D-zone as well.
Nichushkin isn't your typical Russian forward, he plays a very gritty style.
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