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Coyotes Recall Goncharov from AHL

by Staff Writer / Arizona Coyotes

Friday, January 20, 2012

GLENDALE, ARIZONA --- Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today the Coyotes have recalled defenseman Maxim Goncharov from the Portland Pirates, the Coyotes American Hockey League affiliate (AHL).

The 6-foot-3, 216 pound Goncharov has appeared in 35 games with the Pirates this season, recording 1-3-4 and 35 penalty minutes (PIM). This is his second recall of the season.

In 2010-11, the 22-year-old native of Moscow, Russia played 61 games with the San Antonio Rampage (AHL), registering 6-9-15 and 65 penalty minutes.

Goncharov was drafted by the Coyotes in the fifth round (123rd overall) in the 2007 Entry Draft.

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