Winger drafted second overall in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft by the Carolina Hurricanes. He signed a max three-year, entry-level contract with the team.
His career in North America began with the Muskegon Lumberjacks of the USHL. He was named the USHL Rookie of the Year.
He helped Russia secure second place as part of their U17 team in 2015. He also competed as part of their international World Juniors team in 2018.
He is the younger brother of Detroit Red Wings draft pick Evgeny Svechnikov.
He was drafted 2nd overall behind Rasmus Dahlin.