Ruslan Pedan

#25 Ruslan Pedan

HOMETOWN Moscow, Russia (NAHL-Janesville)

2015-16 / Junior
Appeared in every game for the Beavers for the third consecutive season... Posted nine points (3g-6a) in 39 games played... Team leader for the second consecutive season in the plus/minus category with a (+12) rating... Team leader with 46 penalty minutes... Ranked second on the team with 58 blocked shots... Tied a career-high scoring two goals vs. Arizona State (1/15/16)... Set a career-high with seven shots on goal vs. Arizona State (1/15/16)... Recorded 64 shots on goal... BSU was undefeated (6-0-0) when Pedan recorded an assist... WCHA Scholar Athlete... WCHA All-Academic Team. 

2014-15 / Sophomore
Played in all 38 games for second consecutive season... Recorded 10 points (3g-7a)... Netted a career high two goals against Alabama-Huntsville (1/10/15)... Tied for team lead in plus/minus with (+11)... Had 58 blocked shots... WCHA All-Academic Team.

2013-14 / Freshman
Played in all 38 games as a freshman... Posted 13 points (3g-10a)... Was first among freshman defenseman in scoring... Scored his first goal as a Beaver against Minnesota State (11/1/13)... Scored his first point as a Beaver with an assist against Minnesota (10/18/13)... Scored three powerplay goals and one game winning goal... Had 72 shots on goal and 59 blocked shots... Established a season-best five-game point streak Nov. 1-15... Was named to the WCHA All-Rooke Team.

Ruslan Pedan (D, 6-1, 175; 11/16/1994; Moscow, Russia) is a second-year defenseman in the North American Hockey league (NAHL) and just completed his first with the Janesville Jets. Pedan finished the season second on the Jets’ scoring list and eighth in the league among defensemen with 33 points (11g-22a) playing in 44 of the team’s 60 games in 2012-13. Pedan posted seven multi-point nights last winter, which included a pair of three-point (1g-2a) efforts.  In addition, the blueliner played an active role on the Jets’ special teams units. He collected two power-play goals and four assists on the man advantage, while netting a pair of short-handed helpers. Pedan carried a +4 plus/minus rating to the end of the season and piled up 116 penalty minutes.

Janesville finished the season 23-27-10 and was left out of the league’s postseason after taking seventh in the NAHL’s North Division.

Prior to playing with Janesville, Pedan recorded eight points (1g-7a) in 42 games for the NAHL’s Springfield Jr. Blues 2011-12.

Pedan will be the first player in 57 years of Beaver Hockey to hail from Russia.

Born to Mikhail and Anna Pedan on Nov. 16, 1994 in Moscow, Russia... Majorin in business administration... Brother, Andrey Pedan has spent time with the New York Islanders and is currently in the Vancouver Canucks system.

Career Highs
: 2, 2x, Last vs. Arizona State (Jan. 15, 2016); Assists: 1, 22x, Last vs. Minnesota (Jan. 30, 2016); Points: 2, 2x, Last vs. Arizona State (Jan. 15, 2016); SOG: 7, vs. Arizona State (Jan. 15, 2016); PIM: 15, 3x, Last at Minnesota Duluth (Feb. 9, 2016).