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Sophomore Peyton Jones secured the 33rd victory of his career making him the all-time program leader for goaltender wins
Penn State travels to columbus for a pair of games this weekend against the 11th-ranked Buckeyes
The Penn State Nittany Lions look to build on recent success and even their Big Ten record this weekend against Michigan State
Sophomore Chris Funkey earns his second career shutout with a 15-save performance
The Nittany Lions make their first-ever trip to Arizona to compete against the Sun Devils in a two-game set
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2017-18
... registered a goal during a 3-1 victory over No. 7 Minnesota (Oct. 13) ... collected his second goal of the season in game two of the weekend split against Michigan (Oct. 28) ... notched a goal in game one and scored the game winner in game two of a weekend split against Mercyhurst (Nov. 3-4) ... registered a goal in a 5-3 loss at Notre Dame (Nov. 10) ... recorded a goal during a 7-0 shutout at Arizona State (Nov. 17)
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."