Valeri Nichushkin

Valeri Nichushkin

Height/Weight: 6' 4"/210 lbs
Born: Chelyabinsk, Russia
Draft: 2013 1st round (10th pick) by the
Shoots: L
  • Sterling Journal-Advocate

    Avalanche Journal: Jonathan Drouin, Valeri Nichushkin and others with the most to prove during training camp

    For most of the top Stanley Cup contenders, there could be a sense right now of wanting to fast forward to the start of the regular season, or even later in the NHL calendar. It could be to fight for a roster spot, compete for a role in the lineup, move up in the queue for an in-season call-up or simply to give the organization a little less collective stress when the regular season commences Oct. 11 in Los Angeles. Contingency plans are needed, and training camp is the best place to make an impression.

  • The Denver Post

    Grading The Week: Sorry, Val Nichushkin. Nathan MacKinnon might forgive you. But we've still got trust issues.

    You're right: Val Nichushkin doesn't owe the scribes anything. The kids on the Grading The Week staff have got some trust issues with you, Chu Chu Train. Regardless of the how and why, the “what” was clear as day: One of the best players to wear Burgundy and Blue was mysteriously unavailable for the defending Stanley Cup champs in a dog-eat-dog playoff fight. Which explains why, when we polled the GTW crew this week, even though most said they were willing to forgive Nuke, not one was willing to forget.

  • Mile High Sports

    2023-24 Avalanche Predictions: Forwards edition

    The upcoming 2023-24 season will be yet another where the Avalanche are expected to be among the league's contenders. With that, let's predict the future with one specific prediction for each member of the Avs, starting with the forwards. The list includes 27-year-old Fredrik Olofsson, who was a part of the Dallas Stars last year.