Los Angeles Kings Sign Loktionov, Voynov
August 27, 2008 8 Comments
EL SEGUNDO, CA — On August 27, the Los Angeles Kings signed center Andrei Loktionov and defenseman Viatcheslav Voynov to three-year, entry-level contracts.
Financial terms of the deals were not disclosed.
Loktionov, 18, recorded an assist in seven games with Yaroslavl Lokomotiv in the Russian Super League last season. he also represented Russia at the 2008 Under-18 World Championships, scoring three goals with five assists for eight points and 29 penalty minutes in six games.
The 5-11, 187-pound native of Voskresensk, Russia was also a member of Team Russia at the 2007 Under-18 World Championships, scoring two goals and four assists for six points with a +4 plus/minus rating.
Loktionov was selected by the Kings in the fifth round (123rd overall) in the 2008 National Hockey League Entry Draft in June.
Voinov, also 18, played the last two seasons with Traktor Chelyabinsk of the Russian Hockey League. In 36 games, he scored a goal and added three assists for four points and had a +3 rating.
The 6-0, 190-pound native of Chelyabinsk, Russia also skated for Russia in the 2007 and 2008 World Championships. He also played for Russia in the 2008 Under-18 World Championships, scoring a goal with four assists for five points in six games.
Voynov was selected by the Kings in the second round (32nd overall) of the 2008 draft.
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