Canucks sign Russian Sergei Shirokov
Vancouver Sun August 17, 2009 12:05 PM
VANCOUVER – The NHL’s Vancouver Canucks announced Monday they have signed former Russian national junior team forward Sergei Shirokov.
Shirokov, 23, scored 41 points (17-24-41) in 56 games with CSKA Moscow of the KHL in 2008-09. He has also appeared in two world junior championships for Russian in 2005 and 2006. In 12 games played over two tournaments, Shirokov registered 134 points (7-6-13).
The 5-10, 176-pound native of Moscow was drafted 163rd overall by the Vancouver Canucks in the 2006 NHL entry draft.
Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
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