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Flyers sign goaltender Kirill Ustimenko to entry-level contract

Third round pick in 2017 inks deal to play in North America

by @nhlflyers

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)

POSITION: Goaltender

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. 

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