Thursday, October 14, 2010

Ducks Ink Bobkov to Entry-Level Deal

Press Release

The Ducks announced on Tuesday that they have signed goaltender Igor Bobkov to a three-year entry-level contract. Per club policy, no terms of the deal were disclosed.

Bobkov, 19 (1/2/91), appeared in 14 contests with Magnitogorsk of the Russian junior league last season, posting an 8-1 record with two shutouts and a 2.71 GAA. A native of Surgud, Russia, Bobkov helped lead Magnitogorsk to the league championship in April and was Russia’s starting goalie at the 2010 IIHF World Junior Championship in Saskatchewan. In six World Junior appearances, he went 3-3 with one shutout, a tournament-leading 2.45 GAA and .925 SV%.

Selected by Anaheim in the third round (76th overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, Bobkov was the starting goaltender for Team Russia at the 2009 U-18 World Championship in Fargo, ND. He was named the top goaltender of the tournament after posting a 5-2 record with a 3.33 GAA and .927 SV%. The 6-4, 192-pound goaltender also represented Russia at the Six Nations tournament in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, recording a 2.83 GAA in three games.

(Nathan can be reached at fourniern@students.nescom.edu)

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