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Penn State improves to 4-1 all-time in Big Ten Conference openers
11 current and four former Penn State men's hockey players will compete in NHL Development Camps this summer
Rising sophomore Denis Smirnov along with incoming freshmen Evan Barratt and Cole Hults are taken on day 2 of the 2017 NHL Draft
Penn State scores program-record 10 goals to down the Union Dutchmen in Midwest Regional Semifinal
Penn State moves on to the Big Ten Championship game for the first time in program history after a historic 4-3 double-overtime victory against Minnesota
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2016-17
Skated in 36 games scoring six goals and adding seven assists for 13 points ... named to the NCAA Tournament Midwest Regional All-Tournament Team ... collected his first collegiate goal and added a later assist for two points during a 7-0 victory over Mercyhurst (Oct. 14) ... registered the opening goal during a 3-3 tie at No. 3 Notre Dame (Oct. 21) ... registered an assist during a 4-2 victory over Canisius (Oct. 29) ... had an assist on the game winning goal in a 3-1 victory over Alaska Anchorage (Nov. 12) ... tallied an assist in game one and registered a goal and an assist in game two of the weekend sweep over Arizona State (Nov. 18-19) ... recorded an assist during a 6-3 victory over No. 17 Wisconsin (Feb. 10) ... scored the opening goal during a 4-3 double-overtime victory against Minnesota in the Big Ten semifinals (Mar. 17) ... had a goal in back-to-back games in the NCAA Tournament against Union (Mar. 25) and No. 1 Denver (Mar. 26).
BEFORE PENN STATE
Was a member of the Des Moines Buccaneers of the United States Hockey League (USHL) for the past two seasons … registered 15 goals and 23 assists for 38 points in 100 games played … drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the seventh round of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.
Born March 23, 1997 in Yaroslavl, Russia to Nadezda and Andrey Pavlychev … has an older sister Anastasiya … Undecided on a major.
PAVLYCHEV ON PENN STATE
“I chose Penn State because The University will provide me with the best education and hockey experience to reach my goals in life.”
GADOWSKY ON PAVLYCHEV
"The first thing you notice about Nikita is his size, but he is also very smart at both ends of the rink, is a tough competitor, and possesses very good hands for a big body."