The Columbus Blue Jackets have acquired goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for second round (No. 45 overall – previously acquired from Phoenix) and fourth round picks (No. 117 – previously acquired from Vancouver) in the 2012 Draft and a fourth round pick (previously acquired from Phoenix) in the 2013 Draft, club Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Scott Howson announced today.
Bobrovsky, 23, (pronounced bawb-RAWF-skee) has appeared in 83 career NHL games with the Flyers, compiling a 42-23-10 record with a 2.73 goals-against average and .909 save percentage. He posted a 28-13-8 record with a 2.59 GAA and .915 SV% in 54 games in 2010-11 and went 14-10-2 with a 3.02 GAA and .899 save percentage in 29 games in 2011-12.
A native of Novokuznetsk, Russia, Bobrovsky played four seasons with Metallurg in Russia from 2006-10. He registered a 2.74 GAA and three shutouts in 99 career games. He also represented Russia in the 2008 World Junior Championships, where he posted a 4-2 record with a 2.46 GAA and .919 SV% in seven games to help the club win the bronze medal.