SVECHNIKOV: He had great chemistry with Dmitry Sokolov once the Minnesota Wild prospect came over from Sudbury, leading to a 23-game point streak to end the regular season. Before that, Svechnikov had Tampa Bay pick Alexei Lipanov as his center, and the two had previously clicked with Russia’s national team.
ZADINA: “Zadina didn’t have the same caliber of linemates,” said a scout. “But when he got to the CHL Top Prospects Game, you really got to see what he could do.” Halifax had Tampa Bay pick Otto Somppi as Zadina’s center early on but eventually switched over to draft-eligible Benoit-Olivier Groulx, who is more of a twoway player. EDGE: NEITHER