New York Rangers sophomore winger Pavel Buchnevich has spent his summer skating—and seeing parts of the world for the first time.
— Matt Calamia (@MattCalamia) August 11, 2017
“I went home to Russia for a month,” Buchnevich said. “I then went on vacation to Dubai. Just chilled. A little practice and a little skating with some guys once I got back to New York.”
His skating and workouts were limited while he was in Russia. “There’s just a little, small gym in my home town. We don’t have a good gym or a good trainer. Just a little skating.”
A third-round pick (75th overall) in the 2013 NHL Draft, Buchnevich is coming off a season that saw him put up 20 points (8 goals, 12 assists) in 41 games. With the Rangers always in need of more scoring, they could use a breakout season from No. 89.
As for his trip to Dubai, it sounds like it was a one-time deal for Buchnevich. “It was so hot. I’ll never go again. It was my first time. The weather was not that good. Just chilled. Swam for a couple of hours and then went into the air conditioning.”