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Valeri Nichushkin | Winger | #43

Team: Dallas Stars
Age / DOB:  (21) / 3/4/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 205
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (10) / DAL
Contract: view contract details

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The Dallas Stars don't think Valeri Nichushkin will opt to play in Russia.
Nichushkin is a restricted free agent and would attract interest from KHL clubs if he was thinking of going that route. Stars GM Jim Nill doesn't see that happening though. "Val's over here training and I don't think there's that issue," Nill said. "Val wants to be in the NHL and he wants to have a good year this year, so I don't think that's possible." Jul 18 - 1:41 PM

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Valeri Nichushkin has received a qualifying offer from the Dallas Stars.

It wouldn't be surprising if he got a "show-me" contract. Nichushkin recorded just nine goals and 29 points in 79 games last season and he still has a great deal to prove at the NHL level. Dallas also retained the negotiation rights to Jamie Oleksiak, Matej Stransky and Maxime Lagace with qualifying offers.
Jun 27 - 1:17 PM

Valeri Nichushkin picked up his first point of the playoffs on Monday night in a 3-2 Game 6 win over St. Louis.

He assisted on a goal by Mattias Janmark to open the scoring in the match. Nichushkin went into the contest with no points in his previous eight postseason outings.
May 10 - 10:02 AM

Valeri Nichushkin will play in Game 4 against the St. Louis Blues.

Nichushkin has been a healthy scratch in three of Dallas' last four games, but the Stars are hoping he'll add some offensive punch to their lineup tonight. He had nine goals and 29 points in 79 games during the regular season.
May 5 - 8:18 PM

Valeri Nichushkin is expected to be a healthy scratch on Tuesday in Game 3 against St. Louis.

Curtis McKenzie will make his NHL playoff debut and Nichushkin will be back in the press box. He has been scratched for two postseason contests already, including Game 1 versus the Blues, and this will be the third game he has watched from the press box.
May 3 - 5:00 PM

Valeri Nichushkin will return to the lineup for Sunday's game against the Blues.

Nichushkin had been a healthy scratch in the last game of the series against Minnesota and in the first game against St. Louis. The 21-year-old is playing again because Patrick Eaves (foot) is hurt. Nichushkin is expected to skate on the Stars' second line with Jason Spezza and Mattias Janmark. He has no points in five games this postseason.
May 1 - 2:57 PM

Valeri Nichushkin will indeed play in Game 2 against St. Louis, now that Patrick Eaves is sidelined with a foot injury.

While Eaves is considered day-to-day, he was seen on crutches on Saturday. Nichushkin has no points through five games this postseason, and just two in 11 career playoff games.
Apr 30 - 1:58 PM

Valeri Nichushkin will lead the Stars' scratches on Friday night in Game 1.

Nichushkin, who is sitting out his second straight game, will be joined by Jordie Benn, Patrik Nemeth, and Jamie Oleksiak.
Source: Steve Hunt
Apr 29 - 7:03 PM

Coach Lindy Ruff still has faith in Valeri Nichushkin even though he chose not to play him in Game 6 on Sunday.

"Val is working extremely hard. He hasn't had a lot of things go good for him, he hasn't had a lot of breaks," said Ruff. "He hasn't had an alley oop, he hasn't had a redirection, he hasn't had a puck go off of him. But every shift I put him on the ice, that kid works as hard as he can. This a big change for him, too. It's no different than Janmark. I've got a few guys who may be in and out. For Val, it's not about work. Things haven't come his way, but I really believe they will." He didn't have a point in five playoff games before coming out of the lineup.
Apr 25 - 5:56 PM

Valeri Nichushkin ended an eight-game scoreless skid on Thursday.

He earned the lone assist on Jason Dickinson's first career NHL goal. It's been a disappointing season for Nichushkin, who has recorded nine goals and 28 points in 78 games.
Apr 8 - 10:17 AM

Valeri Nichushkin scored a goal and an assist in Friday's 3-2 win over the New Jersey Devils.

Nichushkin opened the scoring at the 8:01 mark of the first period and also picked up an assist on Jason Spezza's second period goal. The 21-year-old has collected at least one point in four of his last six games. This was his first multi-point game since Jan. 3rd. Nichushkin has nine goals and 26 points in 63 games.
Mar 4 - 11:30 PM

Valeri Nichushkin scored in Saturday's 3-2 loss to the New York Rangers.

The 20-year-old tied the game at two late in the third period, but the Rangers got a late goal from Kevin Klein to down the Stars. Nichushkin is currently riding a three-game point streak. He has eight goals and 24 points in 60 games this season.
Feb 28 - 11:10 AM

Valeri Nichushkin registered an assist in Tuesday's 2-1 overtime loss to St. Louis.

He has picked up a helper in each of the last two games and he has five assists in his past nine outings. Nichushkin hasn't found the back of the net himself since he scored twice against the Islanders back on Jan. 3.
Feb 17 - 9:13 AM

Valeri Nichushkin scored a pair of goals in Sunday's 6-5 loss to the New York Islanders.

Nichushkin returned to the lineup after missing Saturday's game because of a lower-body injury. The 20-year-old did all his damage in the third period. Vernon Fiddler, Patrick Sharp and Jason Spezza also scored for Dallas. Nichushkin has six goals and 15 points in 38 games this season.
Jan 3 - 8:06 PM

Valeri Nichushkin will return to the Stars' lineup on Sunday against the Islanders.

The exciting young winger is expected to skate to the right of Mattias Janmark and Jason Spezza on Dallas' second line. Nichshkin has four goals and 13 points in 37 games this season, but two goals and seven of those points came in December.
Jan 3 - 3:58 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Tyler Seguin
2Jason Spezza
3Cody Eakin
4Radek Faksa
LW1Jamie Benn
2Patrick Sharp
3Antoine Roussel
4Mattias Janmark
RW1Valeri Nichushkin
2Ales Hemsky
3Jiri Hudler
4Patrick Eaves
5Curtis McKenzie
6Brett Ritchie
D1John Klingberg
2Dan Hamhuis
3Johnny Oduya
4Stephen Johns
5Esa Lindell
6Jordie Benn
7Patrik Nemeth
8Jamie Oleksiak
G1Kari Lehtonen
2Antti Niemi