Newark, NJ - The New Jersey Devils today signed defenseman Yaroslav Dyblenko to a two-year, entry-level contract. The announcement was made by Executive Vice President/General Manager Ray Shero.
Dyblenko, 23, has spent the previous five seasons, 2012-17, in the Kontinental Hockey League. He most recently completed his second campaign with Moscow Spartak where he recorded four goals, seven assists for 11 points and 51 penalty minutes in 51 games. Dyblenko spent four seasons, 2011-15, in the Moscow Oblast Atlant organization. Through 180 KHL games, the Surgut, Russia native has 12 goals and 27 assists for 39 points and 150 penalty minutes.
The 6-1, 205lb, left-shooting blueliner won a Bronze Medal with Russia at the 2013 World Junior Championships in Ufa, Russia. In 2012, Dyblenko was a member of the Russian Selects team that won the 2012 Subway Super Series tournament hosted in Canada. He was named the KHL's Rookie of the Month for October during his first full season in the league in 2013-14. He also attended Team Russia's training camp for the 2016 IIHF World Championships.