Originally Posted by dmvincent
I popped by Button's chat last week and asked him a question about Valeri Nichushkin.
Here's what he had to say: Valeri is a big, powerful and skilled winger. He skates well and with his size, is able to impose himself in a positive way. He is competitive and makes a difference when it counts. He was instrumental in leading Russia to the championship at the World Under '17 Tourney in January in Windsor. He could be in the mix for 1st overall as well.
I watched Nichushkin at those U17. He was probably the best player in the tournament (definitely had a better tournament than MacKinnon, but he was playing hurt ). Very impressive Russian. I'd be surprised to see him go top 2 but I guess we never know. Lots of hockey and viewings left