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67’s bolster defence selecting Andrei Golikov in CHL Import Draft

The Ottawa 67’s continue to build their roster ahead of the 2016-17 OHL season and on Tuesday, the hockey club selected Russian defenceman Andrei Golikov in the CHL Import Draft in the first round, 32nd overall.

“We like what we’ve seen from Andrei,” said head coach and GM Jeff Brown. “He’ll be a solid three year player for us. He’s a big, right shot defenceman that compliments the assets we already have in place on defence.”

The 6’2 defenceman played his youth hockey with Dynamo Moskva – a hockey club that produced the likes of Alexander Ovechkin and Alex Galchenyuk – and spent the last two seasons with Yaroslavl Lokomotiv Junior.

Golikov is the fourth defenceman that Brown has added in recent weeks after signing 2016 draft picks Peter Stratis, Carter Robertson and Kevin Bahl.

The 67’s unveiled their 68-game schedule last week. Click here for the complete 2016-17 Ottawa 67’s schedule.Ticket information on the 34-game home calendar will be released soon.

Andrei Golikov – Defenceman (RD)

  • 1st Round Pick (32nd overall) in 2016 CHL Import Draft
  • Yaroslavl Lokomotiv Junior (2015-16) 32GP 2G 1A 3PTS 22PIM
  • Yaroslavl Lokomotiv Junior (2014-15) 24GP 2G 3A 5PTS 26PIM
  • Age: 17 (May 31, 1999)
  • 6’2, 185lbs
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