The Red Wings are letting Evgeny Svechnikov walk

The Detroit Red Wings are letting their 2015 first round pick test the free agency market. After some up and down professional years, Evgeny Svechnikov was not tendered a qualifying offer as a restricted free agent, so will be free to sign with any team.

Svechnikov played just 41 games in four seasons at the NHL level. He suffered a torn ACL in 2019 causing him to miss all of 2019-2020. He was only able to amass five goals and 12 points for the Red Wings.

His best season as a professional was in 2015-16 when he scored 20 goals and 51 points with the AHL Grand Rapids Griffins as a 20 year old. It looked like Svechinikov was going to make good on his potential, but never found a place in the Detroit line-up.

Evgeny’s younger brother, Andrei, is a star player for the Carolina Hurricanes.

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