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05-06-2011, 02:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Jester View Post
Well... they have drafted guys. Weren't the Flyers the first team to draft a Russian, or am I making that up?
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Who_was_th...lay_in_the_NHL

"Sergei Pryakhin, the first Russian to play with permission in the NHL, was the last player drafted-252nd overall-by Calgary in 1988"

I'd say not. I do believe Philly tried to get a player to defect or something, though. Or maybe I'm making that up.

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