Pavel Buchnevich
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Pavel Buchnevich

Hometown:

Cherepovets Russia

Currently Playing In:

Europe

Birthday:

1995-04-17

Position:

LW

Eligible for draft:

2013

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2013

Height:

6-0

Acquired:

3rd round (75th overall), 2013

Weight:

157 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

2011-12: Pavel Buchnevich Almaz Cherepovets of Russia’s MHL. In 45 games for that club, he scored 15 goals and added 29 assists for 44 points while picking up 55 penalty minutes and a +15 rating. In 10 playoff games for Almaz, Buchnevich scored 4 goals and chipped in 3 assists for 7 points. Buchnevich played for Russia at the 2012 World U17 Hockey Challenge, picking up 1 assist in 5 games for the gold medal winners.

2012-13: Buchnevich spent the majority of the season with Almaz Cherepovets. In 24 games for that team, he scored 8 goals and added 15 assists for 23 points to go along with 36 penalty minutes. In 3 playoff games for that club, Buchnevich scored 1 goal and tallied 4 assists for 5 points. Buchnevich also saw his first action in Russia’s top league, the KHL, playing for Severstal Cherepovets. In 12 games for that club, he scored 1 goal and picked up 1 assist for 2 points. Buchnevich didn’t register any points in 6 playoff games for Severstal. Buchnevich played for Russia at the 2013 U18 World Junior Championship, picking up 5 goals and 6 assists for 11 points in 7 games.

2013-14: Buchnevich was the fourth-leading scorer for Severstal Cherepovets in the KHL as an 18-year-old and played for the Russia U20 team at the 2014 World Junior Championship. In 40 games for Severstal he scored 7 goals with 11 assists and was -1 with 12 penalty minutes, averaging 12:32 minutes of ice time. The club finished fifth in the Tarasov Division, missing the KHL playoffs. Buchnevich also played for the Almaz Cherepovets junior team. He played two regular season games and seven playoff games with Almaz, scoring 4 goals with 7 assists and finishing +7 with 14 penalty minutes. Buchnevich scored 2 goals with 5 assists and was +3 with 18 penalty minutes in seven games for Russia at the World Juniors. Russia finished third, defeating Canada, 2-1, in the bronze medal game. 

2014-15: Buchnevich was Severstal’s third-leading scorer in his second KHL season and was part of the silver medal-winning Russia U20 team at the 2015 World Juniors. He scored 13 goals with 17 assists in 48 games and was +8 with 16 penalty minutes, averaging 16 minutes of ice time for Cherepovets. The club missed the playoffs for the second straight season, finishing three poitns behind Sochi in the Tarasov Division. Buchnevich scored 1 goal with 5 assists and was -1 with 2 penalty minutes in seven games for Russia at the WJC. Russia reached the gold medal game, falling 5-4 to Canada. Buchnevich skated for Almaz Cheropovets in the MHL playoffs, scoring 8 goals with 12 assists in 11 games.

Talent Analysis

A fast skating forward with a good set of hands, Buchnevich is a very interesting prospect with an impressive ceiling. Not so big at 6'0", 170 pounds, the Cherepovets, Russia native makes things happen with his speed and skills. Buchnevich is indeed a player who has the ability to entartain the public with his skating and stickhandling abilities. On the other hand, he has still a lot to do before considering himself ready to cross the Atlantic. First, he needs to add some meat to his frame, then he has to improve his defensive game and play a more cohesive game. Buchnevich is a good playmaker and has very good vision of the ice.

Future

Buchnevich will return to the KHL for the 2015-16 season and spend at least one more season in Russia. His skill set suggests he could one day contribute to the lineup in New York but with a deep group of forwards the Rangers can allow him to continue developing in Europe.

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