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.
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:
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