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Tampa Bay Lightning

Lightning Sign Defenseman Artem Sergeev

Sunday, 07.01.2012 / 1:44 PM / Bolts Report
Tampa Bay Lightning

The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed defenseman Artem Sergeev to a three-year entry level contract, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today.

Sergeev, 19, played in 46 games with the Val-d’Or Foreurs of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League last season, recording seven goals and 20 points to go along with 46 penalty minutes. He ranked first on the Foreurs defense in power play goals with four and was second in goals. Sergeev also appeared in three playoff games with Val-d’Or, posting nine penalty minutes.

Artem Sergeev
Artem Sergeev
Defense - TBL

The 6-foot-1, 205 pound defenseman represented Russia at the IIHF World Junior Championships in Calgary, Alberta last year, registering one goal, two points and 12 penalty minutes. He captured the Silver Medal with Russia, losing to Sweden in overtime in the Gold Medal game.

The Moska, Russia native has skated in 110 career games in the QMJHL with the Foreurs, collecting 12 goals and 47 points to go along with 86 penalty minutes. Sergeev has also appeared in seven career postseason games, recording one assist and nine penalty minutes.

 

Artem Sergeev’s Career Statistics

 

Season

Team

League

GP

G

A

TP

+/-

PIM

GP

G

A

TP

PIM

2010-11

Val-d’Or

QMJHL

64

5

22

27

-

40

4

0

1

1

0

2011-12

Val-d’Or

QMJHL

46

7

13

20

-

46

3

0

0

0

9

Russia

WJC-20

7

1

1

2

-

  12

-

-

-

-

-