PAV-ING THE WAY
A trade with the Bismarck Bobcats brought Michigan native Pavel Kharin to the Johnstown Tomahawks in late October. The 6-1 forward was in his first season in the NAHL after starring for the Compuware program at the U18 and U16 levels. Kharin was drafted by the Bobcats in the fourth round of the 2017 NAHL Draft and played six games for the team before being jettisoned to Johnstown.
Kharin made an impact on the Tomahawks upon arrival. He is a gritty forward that was used as a penalty killer throughout the 2017-18 season.
PAVEL BY THE NUMBERS
Kharin played 43 games with the Tomahawks and during that span was a key member of the team's penalty killing unit. He scored a team-leading two short-handed goals (Both against Wilkes-Barre/Scranton). One of his four goals on the year was a game-winner.
In more ways than one, Kharin enjoyed a solid rookie season. His penalty killing abilities couples with his his gritty two-way play helped him find a role with a young Tomahawks squad.