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Lighthouse Hockey Jul 1, 2015

New York Islanders Sign KHLer Kirill Petrov, 2008 Draft Pick

Time for everyone to pay off their bets from 2008. Call it the seven-year itch. Seven years after the New York Islanders drafted Russian winger Kirill Petrov in the third round (73rd) of the 2008 NHL draft, he has signed an entry level contract with the club. The news reported earlier this month was officially announced by the Isles today at the start of the free agency period. As a "defected" player under the CBA (i.e. unsigned draft pick playing in a league with no NHL transfer agreement), Petrov was still Islanders property. That's also why his first NHL contract at age 25 is...

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