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Buchnevich, Slepyshev top NHL-drafted wingers competing in the KHL

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Buchnevich, Slepyshev top NHL-drafted wingers competing in the KHL

Photo: Severstal Cherepovets forward and New York Rangers prospect Pavel Buchnevich represented Russia at the 2015 World Junior Championship, scoring one goal and five assists in seven games (courtesy of Terry Wilson/CHL Images)


 

Forward is traditionally the position that is most productive for Russia, as evidenced by the success rate of Russian-born NHL forwards and the recent good performances at the World Junior Championship.

Oddly enough, the 2014 NHL Draft saw only two Russian wingers – Nikita Scherbak (WHL) and Nikolai Goldobin (OHL) chosen, neither one playing in Russia. Instead, the NHL teams somewhat preferred picking centers out of Russia, as can be seen from the selection of Vladislav Kamenev (NSH), Pavel Kraskovsky (WPG), and Alexander Kadeykin (DET).… read more

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