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Valeri Nichushkin
Valeri Nichushkin
Right Wing  - DAL
Number: 43
Height: 6' 4"
Weight: 205
Shoots: Left
Born: Mar 4, 1995  (Age 21)
Birthplace: Chelyabinsk, Russia
Drafted: DAL / 2013 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (10th overall) PROSPECT BIO
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.


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