The Philadelphia Flyers announced today that they have signed 6’2’’, 203-pound free agent right wing Nikolai Zherdev (NIH-koh-ligh ZHAIR-dehv) to a one-year contract, according to club General Manager Paul Holmgren. Per club policy, financial terms were not disclosed.
“Nik is a highly-skilled player who, at 25-years-old, we feel will be a good fit to our core of forwards,” said Holmgren. “Prior to playing last season in Russia, Nik ranked as one of the top young point-producers in the NHL. We are pleased to add him to our team.”
Zherdev, 25, appeared in 52 games with Atlant-Moscow of the Kontinental Hockey League in 2009-10 where he recorded 39 points (13G,26A) and 79 penalty minutes during the regular season. He led the team in penalty minutes (79), while also finishing second on the team in assists (26) and third in points (39) this past season.
After days of speculation, rumors and denials, free agent right wing Nikolai Zherdev is officially a Flyer.
Zherdev, a Ukranian who spent last season playing for Atlant of the KHL, signed a one-year contract worth $2 million with the Flyers on Friday.
“Nik is a highly skilled player who, at 25 years old, we feel will be a good fit to our core of forwards,” said general manager Paul Holmgren. “Prior to playing last season in Russia, Nik ranked as one of the top young point-producers in the NHL. We are pleased to add him to our team.”
Last edited by MiamiScreamingEagles: 07-09-2010 at 07:02 PM.