Buzz: The Rangers expect Pavel Buchnevich in North America next season

Pavel Buchnevich 2Pavel Buchnevich’s contract in the KHL expires this season and the Rangers expect him to sign an entry-level deal over the summer and come to North America for next season. (HF)

Buchnevich’s 10 goals and 11 assists is, so far, the fifth best under-20 season in KHL history behind players like Evgeni Kuznetsov and Vladimir Tarasenko. (Pronman)

He has 72 shots on goal and an average of 16:16 per game. Last season he averaged 12:32 per game.

His season last year of 7 goals and 11 assists is the 10th best under-20 season in KHL history. (Elite Prospects)

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Read: Rangers Prospect Report (11/24 to 11/30)

RangersThe Rangers have sent through the following report on their prospects for the week of 11/24 to 11/30:

1.   Cristoval Nieves, C, University of Michigan (NCAA) – Nieves tied single-game collegiate career-highs with two goals and three points, and registered two power play points (one goal, one assist) in Michigan’s 6-0 victory over RPI on November 29. He has tallied a point in eight of his last 10 games (four goals, six assists), and six of his last seven games (four goals, four assists over the span).

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Watch: Pavel Buchnevich’s goal/other strong plays from last weekend

Buchnevich is one of the “top prospects in Europe,” has “high end” skill and  could be close to pushing for NHL time if he comes over to North America. (ESPN Insider)

Rangers European Scout Jan Gajdosik says, “he has the ability to create something out of nothing with his tricky moves and his quick, surprising release. His coach has started to use him as penalty killer and he’s showed a willingness to block shots, even sliding on the ice to block shots from the point.” (via the Rangers)

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Read: Rangers Prospect Report 10/13 to 10/19 (Oscar Lindberg, Ryan Haggerty, Pavel Buchnevich, Adam Tambellini)

RangersThe Rangers have sent through the following report on their farm system:

EMERGING FROM THE PACK
After winning its season opener on Oct. 12 at Syracuse, the Wolf Pack returned to Hartford for two home contests this past weekend. Hartford won its home opener on Saturday, defeating the Portland Pirates, 2-1. Ryan Haggerty opened the scoring with a power play goal in the third period, as he redirected a pass from Oscar Lindberg into the net for his first professional goal. J.T Miller registered the game-winning goal in his AHL season debut. On Sunday, the Wolf Pack and Hershey Bears were deadlocked in a scoreless battle through regulation and 6:58 of overtime, until Casey Wellman’s power play goal gave the Bears a 1-0 win.

  • CLICK HERE to see highlights from Saturday’s game.

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Read: Rangers prospect report 10/6-10/12

The Rangers have sent through the following the following recap on their prospects from 10/6 to 10/2:

EMERGING FROM THE PACK
The Rangers’ American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Hartford Wolf Pack, opened its 2014-15 season on Sunday afternoon against the Syracuse Crunch. Oscar Lindberg registered two goals, including the game-winning goal in overtime, as the Wolf Pack defeated Syracuse, 4-3.

  • WATCH the Wolf Pack goals, HERE.

THREE STARS OF THE WEEK

Pavel Buchnevich, LW, Severstal Cherepovets (KHL) – Buchnevich had a terrific week offensively for Severstal, registering four points in three games. The Rangers’ third-round pick (75th overall) in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft tallied three points (one goal, two assists) and posted a plus-three rating in a 7-3 victory against Metallurg Nk on October 6. Buchnevich also tallied an assist in Severstal’s 4-3 loss on October 9. Through 17 games this season, the 19-year-old is tied for the team lead in goals (six) and points (13), is tied for third on Severstal in assists (seven), and is tied for fifth in plus/minus rating (plus-six).

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Read: Rangers Prospect Report on Pavel Buchnevich and others

RANGERS09/22/14 | 2:02PM: The Rangers have sent through a prospect report focusing on Pavel Buchnevich, Ryan Haggerty and others:

RANGERS PROSPECT REPORT: SEPT. 12 – SEPT. 21

FAB FIVE

Pavel Buchnevich, LW – Buchnevich continued his strong start to the season with Severstal Cherepovets in the KHL. The 19-year-old ended this past week by posting three consecutive multi-point efforts, registering six points (four goals, two assists) over the span. Buchnevich has tallied a point in four of his last five games, and has recorded four multi-point games in Severstal’s first eight contests of the season.

KHL SEASON TOTALS: 8 GP, 5-4-9, 0 PIM, +5 +/- RATING

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