The Philadelphia Flyers announced today they have signed goaltender Kirill Ustimenko, the club's third-round pick (80th overall) in the 2017 NHL Draft, to an entry-level contract, according to Executive Vice President & General Manager, Chuck Fletcher.
Below are news & notes on Ustimenko:
KIRILL USTIMENKO (KEH-reel, OOST-ih-mehn-koh)
PREVIOUS TEAM: Dynamo, St. Petersburg (MHL)
DRAFTED: 2017 (3rd Round, 80th Overall - FLYERS)
AGE: 20 (1-29-1999)
BORN: Gomel, Belarus
VITALS: 6'3", 187 pounds
* He posted a 30-12-3 record in 46 regular season games for Dynamo St. Petersburg in the Russian Junior League (MHL) where he had a 1.78 goals-against-average and .927 save percentage.
* He led all MHL goaltenders, and set an all-time MHL record, with 12 shutouts this past season.
* In three seasons in the Russian Junior League, all with Dynamo St. Petersburg, he had an 83-28-12 record with a lifetime save percentage of .930 and 1.79 GAA to go along with 26 career shutouts.
* Internationally, he appeared in two games, going 2-0-0, with a 0.50 GAA and .984 save percentage for Team Russia at the Under-18 World Junior Champions, helping the Russians win the bronze medal.