The Ottawa 67’s have made it official with another key CHL Import Draft selection, as Russian standout Vsevolod Gaidamak has made his commitment to the team.
“Vsevolod is a solid two-way forward, who plays a power game,” 67’s general manager James Boyd said, “His style of play, and wealth of international experience will make him a quality addition to our lineup.”
A native of Khabarovsk, Russia, Gaidamak was selected 57th overall by the Barber Poles in the 2020 Import Draft, after a dominant U17 season. During the 2019-2020 campaign, he tallied 24 points in 15 games as captain of Spartak St. Petersburg (Russia U17), and also logged 15 points in 16 international games during the same season.
The 18 year-old Gaidamak was even more impressive during the 2021 season, scoring 12 goals and 13 assists for 25 points in just nine games with Spartak’s U18 program, also notching 8 points in 26 games with the MHL’s Omskie Yastreby, the minor league affiliate of the KHL’s Avangard Omsk.
Gaidamak is the second import forward to join the 67’s for the upcoming season, with Austrian-born 2021 selection Vinzenz Rohrer arriving last week.
The Barber Poles return to preseason action on Saturday, September 18, for a 7:00pm EDT puckdrop with the Kingston Frontenacs, at the Leon’s Centre. It’s also the same place that they’ll open the 2021-2022 regular season, on October 8.