July 31, 2015


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Jets sign Russian centre

The Winnipeg Jets have added some depth to the one spot on the roster still in need of some punch – the centre ice position.

The Jets announced Tuesday they have signed Russian centre Ivan Telegin, who spent the last two years with the Saginaw Spirit of the Ontario Hockey League.

Windsor Spitfires', Marc Cantin, right, shoves Saginaw Spirits', Ivan Telegin, left, off the puck in the Windsor zone during third period OHL hockey action in 2010 in Windsor, Ont.

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Windsor Spitfires', Marc Cantin, right, shoves Saginaw Spirits', Ivan Telegin, left, off the puck in the Windsor zone during third period OHL hockey action in 2010 in Windsor, Ont.

The 19-year-old native of Novokuznetsk, Russia was drafted in the fourth round (101st) overall by the Atlanta Thrashers last season and is coming off a season in which he scored 20 goals and added 41 assists in 59 games. Telegin also scored twice and added eight assists in 12 playoff games.

The 6-3, 185-pounder suited up for Russia at the 2010 World Junior Hockey Championships in Saskatchewan.

Here is his hockey bio:

Ivan Telegin

Position: Centre: shoots left

Born: February 28, 1992 Place: Novokuznetsk, Russia

Height: 6'3" Weight: 185

Acquired: Drafted by Atlanta

Draft status: Atlanta's 4th round pick, 101st overall in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft

                                  Regular season              Playoffs

Season Team              Lge  GP   G  A  Pts  PIM   GP G  A  Pts PIM

2009-10 Saginaw Spirit OHL 51 26 18  44   20      6   1  1   2   6

2010-11 Saginaw Spirit OHL 59   20 41 61   35     12   2 8  10  8

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