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SVECH­NIKOV: “His re­lease is deadly,” said one scout. “He’s not a high-vol­ume guy, but he gets his chances and buries them. When he wants to be, he’s a pure fin­isher. His shot and lo­ca­tion are NHL-cal­iber.” Svech­nikov tal­lied nearly a goal per game in the reg­u­lar sea­son, which was es­pe­cially im­pres­sive since he came back from a bro­ken wrist mid-sea­son.

ZAD­INA: “He’s got a big-league shot,” said a scout. “Quick re­lease and it’s ac­cu­rate, he rarely misses the net. Uses a com­bi­na­tion of wrist shot and snap shot, so the goalie can’t get ready for one or the other.” Zad­ina’s 44 goals tied for third in the ‘Q,’ while he also led the league in even-strength tal­lies (33). He was ef­fec­tive short­handed, too. EDGE: SVECH­NIKOV

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