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Five Quick Facts: Dmitry Korobov

Monday, 08.06.2012 / 9:56 AM / Best of the Web
By Peter Pupello  - Lightning Beat Reporter
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Five Quick Facts: Dmitry Korobov
Five Quick Facts: Dmitry Korobov

Dmitry Korobov...

  • Led Dynamo (KHL) defensemen last season with a plus-12 rating.
  • Has appeared in each of the past three consecutive IIHF World Championships tournaments on behalf of his native country, Belarus.
  • His 10 assists and 11 points last season were each career highs.
  • Led the Belarusians in average ice time during the most recent World Championships tournament with 23:21 per game and led all defensemen with 13 shots on goal.
  • According to BoltProspects.com, Korobov is classified as a stay-at-home defenseman with good size who is smart with the puck and can block shots, and who is most comparable to Vancouver Canucks defenseman Kevin Bieksa.

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