Nikita Pavlychev

Pittsburgh Penguins
NCAA.com

Fantasy Summary

Towering import likely a bottom-six shutdown center if he makes it to the NHL, although his offence doubled in his junior NCAA campaign. PIM can help you if your league counts that.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 5.5
NHL Certainty 7.0
Country RUS
Position C
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth March 23, 1997
Height 6‘7”
Weight 201 lbs
Drafted 2015 Round 7; Overall: 197

Observations

June 2019 – Pavlychev is missing Pittsburgh’s annual development camp due to the lingering effects of an upper-body injury he played through in the late stages of his junior campaign with the Penn State Nittany Lions. Mark Allan

April 2019 – Besides his gargantuan frame, this long-term project and final-round draft long shot has a deceptively powerful stride and better balance than you would expect from such a skyscraper. He’s learned to use that size to protect the puck, especially as he moves through the neutral zone. He understands the game well going both ways, plays physically and is defensively reliable. After two USHL campaigns, including 161 PIM in a 58-game schedule, he totalled 27 points in 71 games in his first two slates with Penn State as he worked on his play without the puck. Twenty-nine points in 39 games as a junior hinted at untapped potential. Big men take longer to develop, so Pittsburgh will almost certainly let him marinate a bit longer with the Nittany Lions. Mark Allan


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2011-2012 Wilkes-Barre Knights Bantam Maj AYBHL 17 21 30 51 24 |          
 2012-2013 WB/Scranton Knights 16U AYHL 16U 21 10 16 26 47 |          
 2013-2014 WB/Scranton Knights 18U AYHL 18U 22 9 14 23 65 |          
  Des Moines Buccaneers USHL 4 0 1 1 0 |          
 2014-2015 Des Moines Buccaneers USHL 42 6 10 16 80 |          
 2015-2016 Des Moines Buccaneers USHL 58 9 13 22 161 |          
 2016-2017 Penn State Univ. NCAA 36 6 7 13 46 |          
 2017-2018 Penn State Univ. NCAA 35 9 5 14 36 |          
 2018-2019 Penn State Univ. NCAA 39 14 15 29 57 |          
 2019-2020 Penn State Univ. NCAA - - - - - |          

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