The Philadelphia Flyers have signed forward Mikhail Vorobyov (voh-ROH-bee-awv) to an entry level contract, according to general manager Ron Hextall.
A 6-2, 194-pound native of Ufa, Russia, Vorobyov comes to North America after playing the 2016-17 season for Salavat Yulaev in the Kontinental Hockey League, where he posted 11 points (3g-8a) in 44 games.
Vorobyov, 20 (1/5/1997), represented Russia at the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championships, helping his country to the bronze medal. He recorded 10 assists in seven tournament games, which led all participants and tied him for third in overall scoring. Vorobyov recorded points in six of the seven games and also added a shootout goal in the semifinals against the United States.
Vorobyov was selected by the Flyers in the fourth round (104th overall) of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.