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Habs ink Alexander Avtsin

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

MONTREAL – Montreal Canadiens general manager Pierre Gauthier announced today the signing of forward Alexander Avtsin to a three-year contract (2010-11 to 2012-13).

Avtsin, 19, played 30 games in 2009-10 with the KHL’s Moscow Dynamo. The 6-foot-2, 188-pound 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.

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