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Syracuse Crunch Sign Forward Nikita Pavlychev to AHL Contract

August 18, 2020 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Syracuse Crunch News Release

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - The Syracuse Crunch have signed forward Nikita Pavlychev to a one-year AHL contract, general manager Stacy Roest announced today.

Pavlychev, 23, skated in 27 games with Penn State University last season posting seven goals and seven assists. The 6-foot-7, 225-pound center played in 137 career games with Penn State from 2016 to 2020 registering 70 points (36g, 34a). He finished his collegiate career with the Nittany Lion ranking fifth all-time with 12 power-play goals.

Pavlychev, a Yaroslavl, Russia native, was selected in the seventh round (197th overall) by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2015 NHL Draft.

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