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Wild Signs LW Roman Voloshenko

by Staff Writer / Minnesota Wild


    SAINT PAUL/MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Minnesota Wild President and General Manager Doug Risebrough announced today that the National Hockey League (NHL) club has signed LW Roman Voloshenko pronounced (voh-loh-SHEHN-koh) to a rookie contract.

    “We are bringing a talented young offensive player into our system,” said Risebrough.  “The signing of Voloshenko continues our team’s philosophy of recruiting and building through the draft.”

    Voloshenko, 19 (5/12/86), was selected by Minnesota in the second round (42nd overall) of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.  The 6-foot-1, 189-pound forward collected 16 goals and 13 assists in 38 games with Krylja Sovetov of the Russian 2 League last year.  He was a plus-8 and recorded 22 penalty minutes.  Voloshenko also added one assist in three playoff contests.  The Brest, Russia-native tallied a pair of goals in six games as Russia lost to Canada in the gold medal game at the 2005 World Junior Hockey Championships.

    He recorded 14 points (6-8=14) in 42 games with Krylja during the 2003-04 campaign.  Voloshenko ranked tied for first in scoring at the 2004 Under-18 World Junior Hockey Championships with 11 points (5-6=11) in six contests.  He tallied the game-winning goal in Russia’s 3-2 win over the United States in the gold medal game.

    As per club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Roman Voloshenko’s Career Statistics


 Season  Club  League  GP  G  A  Pts.  PIM
 2002-03  Krylja Sovetov  Russia  5  0  1  1  2
   Krylja Sovetov 2  Russia 3  6  3  1  4  2
 2003-04  Krylja Sovetov  Russia 2  46  7  8  15  40
   Russia  WU18  6  5  6  11  18
 2005-06  Krylja Sovetov  Russia 2  38  16  13  29  22
   Russia  WJC  6  2  0  2  2

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