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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Official Press Release - Habs Sign Alexander Avtsin

CANADIENS SIGN FORWARD ALEXANDER AVTSIN TO A THREE-YEAR CONTRACT

MONTREAL (July 15, 2010) – Montreal Canadiens general manager Pierre Gauthier announced today the signing of forward Alexander Avtsin to a three-year contract (2010-11 to 2012-13). As per club policy, financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Avtsin, 19, played 30 games in 2009-10 with the KHL’s Moscow Dynamo. The 6’2’’, 188 lbs right winger registered 9 points (3 goals, 6 assists), with 10 penalty minutes.

In 2008-09, Avtsin recorded 110 points (56 goals, 54 assists) in 76 regular season games with the Moscow Dynamo-2 (Russia-3), while also serving 130 penalty minutes.

A native of Moscow, Avtsin was selected in the fourth round, 109th overall by the Canadiens at the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

Avtsin participated in the Canadiens’ development camp in July 2009 and this past camp in July 2010.

1 comments:

Let's hope this kid can help turn our offense around. We need more goals to win games especially with the uncertain goal tending we may end up with this year. I like his size.

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