Friday, July 20, 2012

Spirit inks second import pick in Alexeev

The Saginaw Spirit announced today that the team has signed Russian-born forward Andrey Alexeev to a standard Ontario Hockey League contract.

The 1995-born left winger was selected by the Spirit as the 33rd overall pick in the 2012 CHL Import Draft.

Alexeev follows fellow countryman and import selection goaltender Nikita Serebryakov in committing to the Spirit program this week, joining OHL Priority Selection picks Jeremiah Addison, Brandon Prophet and Dylan Sadowy as signed prospects for Saginaw.

Having participated in a number of national team events, Alexeev was also a teammate of Serebryakov for Team Russia in the 2011 Four Nations Tournament where he was one of the team’s top scorers.

Alexeev and Serebryakov were both chosen in the second round of the most recent KHL Draft.

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

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