A pair of first-round picks at this year’s draft figure to feature prominently when Team Russia visits Canada this fall for the annual Super Series.
Ivan Provorov, taken seventh overall by Philadelphia, and Evgeny Svechnikov, who the Red Wings selected at No. 19, were among the 34 players selected. Both are eligible to be selected for the Russian side that will participate at the 2016 World Juniors in Finland this winter.
All told, Russia’s Super Series roster has nine NHL draftees: Provorov, Svechnikov, Sergei Boikov (Colorado Avalanche), Dmitrii Sergeev (St. Louis Blues), Damir Sharipzyanov (Los Angeles Kings) and Sergey Zborovskiy (New York Rangers), and forwards Alexander Dergachyov (Kings), Radel Fazleev (Flyers), and Iakov Trenin (Nashville Predators).
The Super Series gets underway on Nov. 9 in Kelowna, B.C.