Dallas Stars
Dallas Stars
Valeri Nichushkin
POSITION: Right Wing
HEIGHT: 6' 4"
BIRTHDATE: 03/04/1995
AGE: 21
BIRTHPLACE: Chelyabinsk, RUS
DRAFTED: DAL: 2013-10 overall
Missed majority of 2014-15 due to recurring hip and groin injuries.
2014-15 SEASON

Recorded one assist (0-1=1), two penalty minutes and six shots on goal in eight games with Dallas … Missed seven games due to a hip injury from Oct. 14 – 28 … Missed 59 games from Nov. 8 – March 27 after having hip surgery … Returned to the lineup on April 3 vs. St. Louis, recording an assist (0-1=1) for his first point of the season … Also appeared in five games with the Texas Stars of the American Hockey League (AHL) in 2014-15, posting four assists (0-4=4), 12 PIM and 16 SOG.

INTERNATIONAL CAREER: Skated for Team Russia at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, posting one goal (1-0=1) in five Olympic contests … Was the youngest player to compete for Team Russia at the Olympics … Won the bronze medal with Team Russia at the 2013 IIHF World Junior Championship in Russia … Registered two points (1-1=2) and 25 PIM in six contests … Shared first on the team with a +5 rating during the tournament … Also competed for Russia at the 2013 IIHF U18 World Championship in Russia, finishing tied for fourth on the team with seven points (4-3=7) in six games … Skated for Team Russia at the 2012 IIHF U18 World Championship in the Czech Republic, posting two goals (2-0=2) in six tournament games.