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Name: Pavel Chernov (#0/2008 NHL Draft)

Height: 180cm/5'11"
Weight: 85kg/187.0 lb
Position: Center
Shoots: Right
Born: 1990-01-30
Birthplace: Novopolsk, Belarus

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Roster for Four Nations Tournament released (10/22/2009)
Russia gets the third place (09/07/2009)
Maxim Goncharov (Phoenix Coyotes): I want to play for Phoenix (08/08/2009)
28 players called to the WJC orientation camp (07/14/2009)
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08/26/2009 U20 roster released

U20 Four Nations Tournament (Finland) -  Under 20 national team's coach Vladimir Plyuschev just released the list of the 28 players who will be brought to the September four nations tournament scheduled in Finland from September 4th to 6th. The same team will face team Poland on September 10th on a gala match.

Goalies Alexander Pechursky (Pittsburgh Penguins) (Metallurg Mg), Daniil Alistratov (Traktor), Alexander Zalivin (Dynamo).

Defensemen: Maxim Chudinov (Severstal), Dmitri Vishnevsky (Spartak), Stepan Krivov, Kirill Yuriev (both - Lada), Dmitri Orlov (Washington Capitals) (Metallurg Nk), Georgi Berdyukov (SKA), Ion Kostev (Neftehimik), Pavel Lukin (Lokomotiv), Nikita Pivtsakin (Avangard), Alexander Tarasov (HK MVD).

Forwards Sergei Ostapchuk (Lokomotiv), Pavel Chernov , Oleg Yashin (both - Atlant), Vladimir Tarasenko (Sibir), Vyacheslav Kulemin , Georgiy Gurianov (both - CSKA), Maxim Trunev (Montreal Canadiens) (Severstal), Maxim Kitsyn (Metallurg Nk), Evgeny Timkin (Avangard), Artem Tomilin, Oleg Li (both - PHK Krylya Sovetov), Evgeny Kuznetsov , Anton Burdasov (both - Traktor), Petr Khokhryakov (Neftehimik), Andrei Ankudinov (Salavat Yulaev).
06/11/2009 Top 10 Russia prospects for 2009

National Hockey League (NHL) -  The 2009 Russian draft class doesn't look as good as the last one, which produced Nikita Filatov (Columbus Blue Jackets), Evgeny Grachev, Dmitri Kugryshev and Memorial Cup champion Andrei Loktionov (Los Angeles Kings). At the last U18 World Championships, Russia earned a silver medal mostly thanks to the contribution of the 2010s like Kirill Kabanov and Vladimir Tarasenko. But because of Russia's depth, there are some good talents available in two weeks in Montreal, including some overage ones overlooked in the last drafts who somewhat raised their stock recently.

Hockeysfuture's top 10 at a glance:
1. Dmitri Orlov, D, Metallurg Novokuznetsk
2. Maxim Chudinov, D, Severstal Cherepovets
3. Pavel Chernov, C, Atlant Mytischi
4. Alexander Avtsin , RW, Dynamo Moscow
5. Sergei Andronov, RW, Lada Togliatti
6. Anton Burdasov, LW, Traktor Chelyabinsk
7. Sergei Chvanov, C, Severstal Cherepovets
8. Georgi Berdyukov, D, SKA St. Petersburg
9. Nikita Dvurechensky, LW, Dynamo Moscow
10. Igor Bobkov, G, Metallurg Magnitogorsk

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04/17/2009 Tyumen: Russia downs Slovakia after an overtime

U20 Tyumen Region Cup -  In Tyumen tournament's second day team Russia downed Slovakia with the help of an overtime period with the regulation ended on the 2-2. Unfortunately, the performance by goalkeeper Alexander Zalivin from Dynamo Moscow hasn't been as strong as Alexander Pechursky (Pittsburgh Penguins)'s - at least in the first two periods - and thus Russia needed a harder effort. Team Russia scored the game's first goal with Aslan Raisov following a good feed assist by Kirill Petrov (New York Islanders). In the second period Slovakia tied the score with a shorthanded goal by Marek Lison just to allow another goal to Russia with a solo effort by Petr Khokhryakov. Later in the second period the Slovaks tied again with Adam Lapsansky. After a scoreless third period Kirill Petrov (New York Islanders) collected his second assist in the overtime, giving the winning puck to Pavel Chernov just after twelve seconds played in the extratime. After a rest day, Russia will play the last round robin game against Finland saturday.
03/11/2009 Detailed commentary added to 2009 NHL Entry draft prospect rank
01/10/2009 Web Site News: 2009 Draft: Stanislav Bocharov profile created, Pavel Chernov and Maxim Chudinov updated
01/06/2009 Russia tops Slovaks for bronze
12/28/2008 2009 WJC: Russia beats Latvia in tournament’s opener
12/15/2008 ADT Canada-Russia Challenge Game 5 - WHL Selects trash Team Russia
11/28/2008 Agozzino scores game-winner as OHL beats Russia Selects 3-2 at ADT Challenge
09/01/2008 Kirill Petrov (New York Islanders) nets an hat-trick, Russia skates over Finland 4-3
08/23/2008 Anton Lazarev will replace Vitali Karamnov on Team Russia
04/21/2008 Russia beats US in a closely played game (box score)
04/21/2008 Russia beats US in a closely played game (box score)
04/17/2008 Russia strikes twice in 3rd to beat Canada at U-18 hockey worlds (
04/14/2008 Player and goalie statistics added
04/08/2008 U18 Team Russia roster announced: Leader - Nikita Filatov
03/25/2008 Khimik’s farm club wins 1st league gold medal with help of Barulin and 2008 eligible youngsters
02/13/2008 Pavel Chernov 's profile has been created for the 2008 NHL Entry Draft
02/13/2008 Big name prospects shine, Russia skates past Finland in Under-18 tournament
01/29/2008 Team Russia coaching staff announces U18 roster for Finland
Scouting Evaluations:
ADT Canada-Russia Challenge Game 3 report - Russia faces OHL Selects
ADT Canada-Russia Challenge Game 2 report - Russia powers over QJMHL
ADT Canada-Russia Challenge Game 1 report - Canada edges Russia in opening game
Evgeni Dadonov (Florida Panthers) shines in 4-nations tournament
Round 46 – Khimik Mytischi vs Ak Bars Kazan (10 prospects scouted)
Draft Rankings and Comments:
Rank 1: #20
Rank 2: #15
Rank 1: #5
Rank 2: #5 Ranking Comments:A quick, smart playmaking center. As showed in the ADT tournament and in the WJC he has also a good scoring touch and also plays well in his zone. Just like Chudinov he was surprisingly overlooked last year.
Talent Analysis:
Scout report: General - good sized center with two way abilities…Physique – good size even if he looks a bit short…has the necessary strength to be effective at pro level…effective along the boards, thanks to his muscles and his balance…good stamina, but he has to proven himself by playing a full season with the main team…doesn’t possess an opponent burning skating ability, needs to work on this area if he wants to elevate his game to a higher standard of play…Offense – combines a good vision of the ice with an excellent reading of the game to be a high level playmaker…he’s not a pure passer, knows how to place on the offensive zone to be in the correct position to be dangerous either with a close range touch or a deflection…cleaver with and without the puck, he is a player who doesn’t make many errors…can win faceoffs…Defense – not a defensive specialist, but feels the responsibility of being a center also back in the own third…while he is good in shadowing the opponents and covering the pass lines, he should backcheck harder…Mental game – doesn’t give up even if he makes an error…has a history of fighting when was playing with Spartak when he was younger, he remains a fairly aggressive player…

2008/09 update: Has progressed a lot in the last season, elevating his game to a higher level...still doesn't backcheck hard enough, but has improved his defensive play...he has to work on his skating as well...excellent technique, can stickhandle effectively at top speed...must get game practice with the pros...
Back In Russia:
Pavel Chernov was born in Novopolotsk and moved to Russia when he was around the age of 10. He first started playing hockey for Spartak junior hockey school. When the muscovite team collapsed in 2005, he moved to Mytischi. This is his second season with Khimik, and the first in which he is really involved in main team’s games in the Super League, making his professional debut.

2008/09 update: If last year was involved in Khimik's main team, the same can't be said for the current season as so far Head Coach Fedor Kanareikin has dressed him for just one regular season contest. With the National Team instead he had great time as he constantly skated in the top lines under Nemchinov at both ADT Canada-Russia and WJC, racking up good stats.
NHL Outlook:
His offensive abilities and his willingness to commit on both ends of the ice make him an interesting prospect for the North American teams. He could fit well in a checking line role if that is what he could get at the first impact with the overseas play. His ceiling is high, but he still needs at least a couple of years of seasoning in Russia to further polish his play and to get the necessary experience to try his fortune in a new environment, very different from his home one.

2008/09 update: after being surprisingly undrafted in last spring, Chernov this year has more possibilities to be drafted as his strong WJC play surely has raised his stock. Unfortunately he's not getting ice time in Russia so maybe it's time for him to try his fortunes in North America to get more game practice.
RP Draft Projection: Third round
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM +/-
2009-10 U20 Team Russia (90) U 20 Four Nations (Finland) (Intl.)3 2 1 3 2 +2
2008-09 U20 Team Russia (90) Tyumen Region Cup (Intl.)4 2 1 3 0 +2
2008-09 Atlant 2 1st League (Jr.) (Reg.)24 9 14 23 36 -
2008-09 U20 Team Russia (89) U20 WJC (Intl.)7 3 2 5 22 0
2008-09 U20 Team Russia (90) 4 nations Tourn. (Reg.)2 1 1 2 2 -1
2008-09 Atlant (Mytische) KHL (Reg.)2 0 0 0 0 -1
2007-08 U18 Team Russia (90) U18 World Junior Championships (Intl.)6 2 3 5 4 +1
2007-08 U18 Team Russia (90) Invitational World Cup (Canada) (Intl.)4 2 2 4 8 -
2007-08 U18 Team Russia (90) Ivan Hlinka Mem. Tourn. (Intl.)4 3 1 4 6 -2
2007-08 Khimik (Mytische) Super League (Playoffs)1 0 0 0 0
2007-08 U18 Team Russia 5 Nations Tourn. (Intl.)4 3 2 5 2 +1
2007-08 U20 Team Russia (88) 4 Nations Tourn. (Intl.)3 0 0 0 10 -1
2007-08 Khimik (Mytische) Super League (Reg.)15 0 1 1 2 1
2006-07 U17 Team Russia (90) U17 Jr. Olympics (Spain) (Intl.)3 2 2 4 6 +6
2006-07 U17 Team Russia (90) 5 Nations Tourn. (Tyumen) (Intl.)3 1 0 1 0 +2
2006-07 U17 Team Russia (90) U17 Intl. Tourn. (USA) (Intl.)4 2 3 5 4 -
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