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Flyers sign D Evgeni Medvedev

by Staff Writer / Philadelphia Flyers
Medvedev recently won a silver medal with Russia at the 2015 IIHF World Championships and was a member of the gold medal winning Russian team at the 2014 World Championships.

The Philadelphia Flyers have signed 6-3, 187 lb free-agent defenseman Evgeni Medvedev, according to general manager Ron Hextall.
Medvedev, 32 (8/27/1982), is a native of Chelyabinsk, Russia.  He comes to North America for the first time after a long professional career in his home country.  He has played in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) since its inception in 2008 and spent three seasons prior to that playing in the KHL’s predecessor, the Russian Elite League.
For the past eight years, Medvedev has played for Ak Bars Kazan, the last seven of which have come as a member of the KHL.  He has appeared in 373 career games for the team, recording 37 goals and 128 assists for 165 points, along with 408 PIM and a +100 rating.
During his seven years in the KHL, Medvedev has won two Gagarin Cup league championships with Ak Bars Kazan (2008-09, 2009-10) and has been a three-time KHL All-Star (2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14).  He has also represented Russia internationally for the past four years, winning gold medals at the World Championships in 2011-12 and 2013-14 and a silver medal in this year’s World Championships in Prague that ended this past weekend.  Medvedev also represented Russia at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi. 
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