Sarnia, On – Sarnia Sting General Manager Jacques Beaulieu announced this morning the Hockey Club has selected forward Nikolai Goldobin with its first round selection (36th overall) in the 2012 CHL Import Draft.
Goldobin a native of Russia played last season with Russkie Vityazi Chekhov of the MHL (Russian Jr. League).
In 50 games last season Goldobin scored 13 goals and recorded 22 points.
Eligible for the 2014 NHL Entry Draft he was recently selected 8th overall in the 2012 KHL Draft by Metallurg Novokuznetsk.
Beaulieu is confident that Goldobin will report to Sarnia.
“All indications we have are that Nikolai is excited to come to North America and wants to play in the CHL. Nikolai is represented by Igor Larionov so he is very educated on both the CHL and the Sarnia Sting. Nikolai is a highly skilled forward who we’re thrilled to pick. He will quickly adapt to our game and will be a great fit with our hockey club.”
Nikolai Goldobin Right Wing
Residence: Russia Born: October 7, 1995
Ht: 5’11 Wt: 154
NHL: Eligible in 2014
Season Club GP G A PTS PIM
2011-12 Russkie Vityazi Chekhov (MHL) 50 13 9 22 8