ROYALS CLAIM RUSSIAN D-MAN
Victoria claims Marsel Ibragimov off import waivers from Edmonton.
For Immediate Release
Friday, October 10, 2014
Victoria, BC- The Victoria Royals claimed 1997-born defenceman Marsel Ibragimov off of WHL Import Waivers today from the Edmonton Oil Kings.
The Kazan, Russia native was drafted in the first round by Edmonton in the 2014 CHL Import Draft (58th overall). Ibragimov has skated in one game for the Oil Kings this season.
Last season Ibragimov suited up for Moscow Dynamo’s U-18 team. During the 2013-14 season (regular season, tournaments and playoffs) he competed in 58 games notching eight goals and nine assists for 17 points along with 10 minutes in penalties.
The 6-2, 197 lb defenceman was selected in the second round with the 52nd overall pick by Dinamo Minsk in last year’s Kontinental Hockey League Draft.
Victoria has placed 1996-born Slovakian forward Kristian Ferletak on WHL Import Waivers.
The Royals begin a season long six game road trip tonight with a contest against the Calgary Hitmen. Puck drop is scheduled at 6:00 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time).
Victoria will return home for a pair of games vs. the Vancouver Giants on Friday October 24th and Saturday October 25th. Friday’s contest marks the unveiling of the Royals third jersey, while Saturday’s game is the annual Pink in the Rink Night at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. Get your tickets today by calling 250-220-7777 or visiting at www.victoriaroyals.com
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