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Pavel Buchnevich is expected to play top-six minutes this season in the KHL as well as be one of the leaders for Russia at the World Juniors. (HF)

This is “likely” to be his last season in the KHL and there is a “very good chance” that Buchnevich will join the Rangers in the summer of 2015. (HF)

Sports Forecaster lists Buchnevich as a “project” but say that the Rangers would love to see him come to North America.

Buchnevich is ranked 2nd on the Rangers list of 20 prospects and the organization has been very impressed since drafting him. He has become a better defensive players and can make plays “no one else in the system can make. (Hockey’s Future)

He is expected to sign a contract with the Rangers after his season in the KHL. (Hockey’s Future)

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Pavel Buchnevich 2Pavel Buchnevich is listed 26th on Corey Pronman’s list of the top 100 NHL prospects. (ESPN Insider)

Based upon his “dynamic skill level, offensive instincts and good wrist shot,” if Buchnevich comes to North America the Rangers will have a “legit” high-end talent.  (ESPN Insider)

His season last year was the third highest point total for an under 19 player in the history of the KHL. (ESPN Insider)

Anthony Duclair was listed as one of the prospects who “just missed.” (ESPN Insider)

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Read: Pavel Buchnevich was impressing people last night (Update)

3:30PM: Gordie Clark says that Buchnevich was really impressive at Rangers development camp last month, he is making plays all over the ice and his body is starting to mature. (Rangers)

8/8/14 | 9:25AM: Against Canadad last night, Buchnevich had an assist and a slashing penalty. (HC)

8/7/14 | 10:14AM: Pavel Buchnevich 2Russia played Canada last night as part of the World Junior Evaluation camp and Rangers prospect Pavel Buchnevich, according to the Hockey Canada stat sheet, did not record a shot on goal but did have a boarding penalty and a ten minute misconduct for unsportsmanlike conduct.

Even with his lack of numbers on the scoresheet, Buchnevich drew praise from those at the game:

  • Corey Pronman and Brendan Ross had him as a player they liked in the first period.
  • Pronman said that Buchnevich was the top option for Russia but faced a tough defense.
  • Vincent Duquette said that Buchnevich had a good game for the Russians.

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Gordie Clark says that Buchnevich is a “very highly skilled” player who can play all three forward positions. Clark says that he will spend another season in the KHL before likely coming over to North America to start his pro career. (NHL.com)

Read: Pavel Buchnevich has a style similar to Alex Semin

Pavel Buchnevich scored 7 goals and had 11 assists in 40 games this season for Severstal in the KHL. He avereaged 12:32 per game and the Rangers were “more than satisfied” with his season. (HF)

In speaking at the draft in June, Gordie Clark said “The KHL is the second best league and it’s a very talented league and for an 18 year old to be playing and producing, some nights we look and it’s 3 minutes, some nights it’s 11 or 9 and it’s a highly skilled league so he had a pretty successful season and he played in the World Junior.” (Rangers)

Buchnevich seems to be an exception to the regular case of young players struggling in the KHL as he is seeing 12-13 minutes a night. (Hockey’s Future)

He is similar to Alex Semin in terms of speed and offensive talent that can “get fans out of their seats.” He is also a good playmaker but needs to work on defense and playing a complete game.  (Hockey’s Future)

He has improved throughout the season and Alex Seren Rosso ranks him the top winger prospect playing in Russia. (HF)

Buchnevich has one more year on his KHL contract before he can potentially come to the Rangers and Rosso writes that he could get some notice from the Russian national team to play in tournaments. (HF)

Buchnevich was not among the Rangers top 10 prospects in The Hockey News Future watch but has been ranked by others to be a top prospect.

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Read: Pavel Buchnevich’s year in the KHL

Pavel Buchnevich is playing for Cherepovets in the KHL this season and has six goals and nine assists.

Jeff Gorton says that Buchnevich was a first round talent who dropped because he is Russian. Gorton described him as a “highly-skilled player” with a good hockey sense and a desire to play in the NHL. He adds that the key with Buchnevich will be maturing physically and mentally but he possesses a high level of confidence in himself. (Rangers)


Corey Pronman of ESPN Insider has released his list of the top 50 prospects in the NHL right now.

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