Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Saginaw signs Russian goalie Serebryakov

The Saginaw Spirit announced today that the team has signed Russian-born goaltender Nikita Serebryakov to a standard Ontario Hockey League contract.

The 1995-born native of Moscow was selected 18th overall in the 2012 CHL Import Draft after spending this past season with the Moscow Dynamo junior program.

Serebryakov was also selected in the recent KHL Draft in the second round by the Moscow Dynamo.

Serebryakov was a standout at the 2012 World Under-17 Challenge in leading Russia to the gold medal at the tournament staged in Windsor, Ont. In five games at the event, he posted five wins, a goals-against average of 2.72 and a save percentage of .930.

Serebryakov is expected to be in attendance when the Spirit open their 2012-13 training camp in late August.

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