In his rookie season with the Rangers, Pavel Buchnevich:
- Played in 41 games
- Missed 31 due to injury (5-back spasms, 26- back) and 1 game due to illness
- Was a healthy scratch 7 times
- Missed two games because he was with Hartford.
In the playoffs, Buchnevich played games 4,5,6 against the Senators and then games 1 and 2 against Ottawa.
In his first 10 games that Buchnevich played he had 4 goals and 4 assists, 18 shots on goal and averaged 15:06.
In games 11-20, Buchnevich had 2 goals, 4 assists, 12 shots on goal and an average of 13:15.
In games 21-30, Buchnevich had 2 goals, 1 assist, 12 shots on goal and an average of 11:57.
In games 30-41, Buchnevich had 0 goals, 3 assists, 13 shots on goal and an average of 12:47.
In the 5 games that Buchnevich played in the playoffs, he had 0 goals, 1 assist, 10 shots an an average of 12:17.
The Rangers were 24-14-3 when Buchnevich played, 6-2-0 when he scored a goal and 10-5-1 when he recorded a point.
Overall, Buchnevich averaged 11:22 per game at even strength and 1:52 per game on the PP.
During the playoffs Buchnevich said that he received a lot of support from his teammates when he was out of the lineup. (NHL.com)
He said that playoff hockey is much different than regular season and that he was feeling better about his game in the playoffs than he did at the end of the regular season. (NHL.com)
Larry Brooks wrote that Buchnevich could have a chance to make a "serious impact" as soon as next season after a "roller-coaster rookie season." (NY Post)
Buchnevich played nearly 50% of his 5 on 5 minutes with Mika Zibanejad (220 of 451) followed by Rick Nash (149/451), Oscar Lindberg (149/451), Jesper Fast (116/451), Bradon Pirri (58/451). (Stats.HockeyAnalysis.com)
For a lot more on Buchnevich's season, click HERE.
Adam Rotter: Buchnevich played in about 85% of the games that he was healthy enough to play in and at different times was in very different spots in the lineup. He started more in the top-six playing with Mika Zibanejad and then saw a lot of time on the fourth line, where he Oscar Lindberg and Jesper Fast were pretty good.
We saw flashes of his upside this season and the skill and potential that he brings but we also saw plenty of games where he looked to be very much a rookie learning a new language and living on a new continent. Hopefully Buchnevich picked up a lot this season and will be able to train and prepare better after actually seeing time in the NHL. It's too early to know where and with who Buchnevich will play next season but he definitely needs to get consistent top nine and PP minutes.