VEGAS (January 25, 2021) - Vegas Golden Knights General Manager Kelly McCrimmon announced today, January 25, that the team has signed forward Pavel Dorofeyev to a three-year, entry-level contract. He has been assigned to the Henderson Silver Knights.
Dorofeyev has appeared in one game this season in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) with Traktor Chelyabinsk and has also appeared in 36 games with Chelmet Chelyabinsk (VHL), posting 17 points (8 G, 9 A) to go with 25 penalty minutes. He spent the last two seasons splitting time between the KHL and Junior Hockey League (MHL) in Russia. He appeared in 71 games from 2018-20 with Metallurg Magnitogorsk (KHL). In the KHL, Dorofeyev has posted nine points (5 G, 4 A) to go with six penalty minutes in 72 total games. He also helped lead Russia to a silver medal in the 2020 IIHF World Junior Championship, finishing with four points (3 G, 1 A) in seven games. The Nizhny Tagil, Russia native was selected by Vegas in the third round (79th overall) of the 2019 NHL Entry Draft.
Pavel Dorofeyev, Forward
Birthplace: Nizhny Tagil, Russia
Weight: 163 lbs.
Drafted From: Stalnye Lisy Magnitogorsk (MHL)
- Played in one game with the KHL's Traktor Chelyabinsk and recorded 17 points (8 G, 9 A) to go with 25 penalty minutes in 36 games with the VHL's Chelmet Chelyabinsk during the 2020-21 season before signing with Vegas
- Appeared in 48 games with the KHL's Metallurg Magnitogorsk, recording seven points (4 G, 3 A) to go with two penalty minutes during the 2019-20 season
- Helped lead Russia to a silver medal during the 2020 IIHF World Junior Championship, finishing with four points (3 G, 1 A) in seven games
- Played 23 games with the KHL's Metallurg Magnitogorsk tallying two points (1 G, 1 A) in 2018-19
- Recorded 31 points (17 G, 14 A) in 19 games during the 2018-19 season with Stalnye Lisy Magnitogorsk (MHL)
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