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Stars Sign Russian Prospect

by Staff Writer / Dallas Stars

July 12, 2006

Russian Defenseman Was Dallas' Fourth-Round Pick in 2000 Entry Draft

FRISCO, Tex. -- Dallas Stars General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today that the club has signed defenseman Vadim Khomitski to a one-year contract. Per club policy, no financial terms were disclosed.

Khomitski was selected by Dallas in the fourth round (No. 123 overall) of the 2000 Entry Draft and has spent the past four seasons with CSKA Moscow in the Russian Super League.

"Vadim has been a top player the last few years in Russia's Super League and he's also been a solid defenseman for the Russian national team," said Armstrong. "He's a hard-nosed, two-way player who is an excellent skater and plays with a little bit of an edge. He is a prospect who is on the verge of making a solid impact in North America."

Khomitski, 23, skated for Team Russia at the 2006 World Championships in Riga, Latvia, where he recorded three assists and two penalty minutes in seven games. Khomitski has also appeared in several international tournaments this year with the Russian national team, including the ROSNO Cup, Four Nations Cup and the Sweden Games.

In 51 games for CSKA Moscow during the 2005-06 season, the 6-foot-2, 190-pound defenseman posted 11 points (five goals and six assists) with 110 penalty minutes and a +6 rating. Khomitski has appeared in 216 career games in the Russian Super League, all for CSKA Moscow, tallying 13 goals and 17 assists for 30 points with 317 penalty minutes.

The native of Voskresensk, Russia, also played four seasons from 1998-2002 in the Russian second division with CSKA Moscow and his hometown club, Khimik Voskresensk. In 135 games at that level, Khomitski notched four goals and 23 assists for 27 points with 195 PIM.


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