RW Valeri Nichushkin - Chelyabinsk, KHL (2013, 10th overall, Dallas)
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03-12-2013, 02:45 PM
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Perhaps I'm missing something but, looking at his stats why does he only have 6 points in 18 games at the KHL level? Also in the MHL and VHL he was also under a point per game. I'm not neglecting his skill set but I find it odd that anyone would consider him among the top 5-8 prospects when he is not even at a ppg level. The KHL is understandable because it is the 2nd-3rd best league in the world, but the lower tier leagues should be compared to the OHL and the Q. Yet he didn't exactly dominate from a stats perspective. Looking at the world juniors he once again didn't light up the score sheet. Now I understand plenty of prospects don't put up points in these tournaments. But Nichushkin hasn't put up large points anywhere?
I don't know for shure but i suspect it has to do with lack of playing time. At the moment the way he is performing in the KHL playoffs (the 2e best league in the world no question about that) is pretty sick.
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