SYDNEY — Maxim Lazarev, the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles third overall pick in the 2013 CHL Import draft, has arrived in Cape Breton.
The 17-year-old Russian forwards arrival comes just over two weeks after the Screaming Eagles training camp started earlier this month.
“Maxim is here now and is excited to be a Screaming Eagle," said Screaming Eagles General Manager & Head Coach Marc-Andre Dumont. “The delivery of his Canadian visa was delayed several weeks due to a strike at the Moscow Embassy. We are happy to see him here and he is anxious to meet his new teammates."
The 5’10”, 160-pound left winger, won a silver medal with Russia at the 2013 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge and finished tied for second in tournament scoring, netting five goals and adding five assists in six games. Earlier this month at the Ivan Hlinka U18 tournament, Lazarev was team Russia’s top scorer with three goals and three assists in five games. He finished tied for fourth in tournament scoring.
Lazarev is expected to practice with the team today at 2:30 at the County Arena in Coxheath.
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