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Lightning sign former KHL D Dmitry Korobov

Thursday, 08.02.2012 / 9:36 AM / Bolts Report
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Lightning sign former KHL D Dmitry Korobov
Lightning sign former KHL D Dmitry Korobov

The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed defenseman Dmitry Korobov to a two-year, two-way contract today, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced.

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Dimitri KOROBOV
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Korobov, 6-foot-3, 230 pounds, has played in 82 games with Dynamo Minsk of the Kontinential Hockey League during three seasons, recording two goals and 20 points with 46 penalty minutes. He has also played in nine KHL playoff games with Minsk, notching a goal and three points. Korobov played in a career-high 39 games last season. He also scored one goal and established career highs for assists with 10 and points with 11. Korobov also led all Dynamo defensemen, and was fourth on the team, with a plus-12 rating. He was also fifth among Minsk defensemen in average ice time with 18:52 per game.

A native of Novopolotsk, Belarus, Korobov has represented his home nation at each of the previous three IIHF World Championships, recording two goals and eight points. He played in seven games in this year’s tournament in Stockholm and Helsinki, contributing three assists. Korobov led the Belarusians in average ice time during the tournament with 23:21 per game and led all defensemen with 13 shots on goal. He also skated in the 2007 World Junior Championships as well as the 2006 World Under-18 Championships.

Korobov, 23, went undrafted in the NHL.

Dmitry Korobov’s Career Statistics

 

 

 

Regular Season

 

Playoffs

Season

Team

League

GP

G

A

TP

+/-

PIM

GP

G

A

TP

PIM

2008-09

Minsk

KHL

12

0

2

2

-

6

-

-

-

-

-

Bobruysk

Belarus

24

1

10

11

-

32

-

-

-

-

-

Minsk

Belarus

1

0

1

1

-

0

-

-

-

-

-

Belarus

WC-A

3

0

0

0

-

0

-

-

-

-

-

2009-10

Soligorsk

Belarus

4

0

0

0

-

4

-

-

-

-

-

2010-11

Minsk

KHL

31

1

6

7

-

24

6

1

2

3

10

Belarus

WC-A

6

2

3

5

-

0

-

-

-

-

-

2011-12

Minsk

KHL

39

1

10

11

-

16

3

0

0

0

1

Belarus

WC-A

7

0

3

3

-

4

-

-

-

-

-