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Devils sign prospects Halischuk and Zharkov

by Staff Writer / New Jersey Devils – The Devils have signed prospects Matt Halischuk and Vladimir Zharkov. The announcement was made by Devils' President, CEO, and General Manager Lou Lamoriello.

Halischuk, 20, netted 13 goals and 46 assists over 40 games in 2007-08, his second season with Kitchener (OHL). A native of Toronto, Halischuk was selected with New Jersey's fourth choice, 117th overall, in the 2007 Draft.

Halischuk was named to the OHL’s First All-Star Team and awarded the George Parsons Trophy as the player judged to be the most sportsmanlike at the Memorial Cup Tournament. He scored the gold medal-clinching overtime goal for Team Canada in the 2008 World Junior Championship.

Zharkov, 20, completed his second full season with CSKA Moscow in 2007-08, potting five goals and two assists in 30 appearances. The Elektrostal, Russia, native was chosen with the Devils' fourth choice, 77th overall, in the 2006 Draft.

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