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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Note: Team USA Eliminated At WJC By Russia and Pavel Buchnevich

Team USA was eliminated from medal contention at the WJC this morning after losing to Russia and Rangers prospect Pavel Buchnevich by a score of 5-3.

Team USA had a 3-2 lead after the first period and Russia scored twice in the second and added an empty netter.

Buchnevich had tow goals (1 empty netter), 4 shots and 12 PIM (hooking in second period and 10 minute misconduct after scoring empty netter)

“New York Rangers prospect Pavel Buchnevich having a great first period; instrumental on both Russian goals, showing nice hands to score 2nd” (Ryan Kennedy)

“Rangers’ prospect Pavel Buchnevich is extremely talented, but 2nd unnecessary penalty in 2 games. Does have great hands though–High hopes.” (Leslie Treff)

Brady Skjei had an assist

The reason for his misconduct (via the Score) is below:

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Note: The Rangers Are High On Pavel Buchnevich

With the 75th pick in the 2013 draft, the Rangers drafted Russian forward Pavel Buchnevich.

He was the 10th ranked European skater by Central Scouting and Leslie Treff, At Hockey’s Future, says that Rangers have been watching Buchnevich for a few seasons and feel as if he could end up being the crown jewel of this draft for them.

She adds that the team feels that if Buchnevich was playing in North America he would have been taken in the first round. Treff says that Buchnevich has an “outstanding” shot and “excellent hockey sense.”

In the Under 18 tournament last year, he had five goals and six assists in seven games. says of Buchnevich “he’s a classic Russian winger with speed and talent; an excellent skater and very smart. He’s full of surprises.”

At Hockey’s Future, in their review of the Russian players drafted, Alessandro Seren Rosso writes that Buchnevich’s stock would be a lot higher if it wasn’t for the “Russian Factor” and that he will likely come to North America in 2015. Gordie Clark has also said not to expect Buchnevich for two more years.

Rosso ranked Buchnevich the second best Russian prospect eligible for the 2013 draft and that he is a fast player with a good hockey sense who plays a “prototypical Russian” game.

Some of his teammates and countrymen thought that Buchnevich would be a late first round pick.

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Recap: Gordie Clark’s Comments On The Draft Picks

  • On the draft,“It was interesting how it went, watching them all go off the board. In the end we really like Adam Tambellini, the skill of Buchnevich and we wanted to take a chance on that. Tambellini is a good skater. Buchnevich reminds me of Cherepanov a lot, same kind of style, real nice head and hands. Duclair, there was probably about half a dozen kids who had good underage years last year and had off-years this year and he was one of them and that is why all of them slipped in the draft. We were able to draft one of them and he is lightning fast. We got some speed and skill and it time to take a d man and we are looking at those guys now, after the third round you are looking for things that stand out and the last two that I took, Ryan Graves is a big 6-4 defenseman from PEI and he had an average first half and in the second half his play went uphill. Same with the goalie Skapski. Ryan McGill was our coach in Hartford, I know him really well, and he was really up front and said that he we expected him to be better in the first half too, he wasn’t, but in the second half his play went up hill.”

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News: Rangers Draft Pavel Buchnevich

The Rangers have selected Pavel Buchnevich with the 75th pick in the 2013 NHL draft.

He is 6-1, 170lbs and played in the KHL last season.

He was the 10th ranked European skater by Central Scouting in their final rankings and 11th in the mid-term rankings.

He had one goal and one assist in 12 KHL games and 8 goals and 15 assists in 24 MHL (KHL juniors) games.

In the Under 18 tournament, he had five goals and six assists in seven games.

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