Monday, May 31, 2010

Bruins sign Alexandrov

The Boston Bruins have signed 2006 second round draft pick Yuri Alexandrov to a two year entry-level contract. The team issued the following statement on its website yesterday.

Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today that the club has signed defenseman Yuri Alexandrov to an entry-level contract. Per club policy, financial terms of the deal will not be disclosed.

The 21-year-old Alexandrov has played the last five seasons in his native Russia for his hometown club Cherepovets Severstal of the KHL. He set career highs in games played, goals and assists last season after recording 6-15-21 totals in 56 games.

During his five seasons for Cherepovets, Alexandrov has skated in 206 regular season games and has notched 16-27-43 totals. He has also appeared in 15 postseason contests.

Alexandrov played for Team Russia in the 2007 and 2008 World Junior Championships.

The 6'1'', 185-pound native of Cherepovets, Russia was selected by the Bruins in the second round (37th overall) of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.


It is expected that Alexandrov will start the 2010-2011 season with the Providence Bruins.

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