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Columbus Blue Jackets Acquire Goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky From Philadelphia Flyers In Exchange For Three Draft Picks

Blue Jackets send 2012 second (No. 45) and fourth (No. 117) and 2013 fourth round picks to Flyers

Friday, 06.22.2012 / 1:28 PM / News
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Columbus Blue Jackets Acquire Goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky From Philadelphia Flyers In Exchange For Three Draft Picks

The Columbus Blue Jackets have acquired goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for second round (No. 45 overall – previously acquired from Phoenix) and fourth round picks (No. 117 – previously acquired from Vancouver) in the 2012 Draft and a fourth round pick (previously acquired from Phoenix) in the 2013 Draft, club Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Scott Howson announced today.

Bobrovsky, 23, (pronounced bawb-RAWF-skee) has appeared in 83 career NHL games with the Flyers, compiling a 42-23-10 record with a 2.73 goals-against average and .909 save percentage. He posted a 28-13-8 record with a 2.59 GAA and .915 SV% in 54 games in 2010-11 and went 14-10-2 with a 3.02 GAA and .899 save percentage in 29 games in 2011-12.

A native of Novokuznetsk, Russia, Bobrovsky played four seasons with Metallurg in Russia from 2006-10. He registered a 2.74 GAA and three shutouts in 99 career games. He also represented Russia in the 2008 World Junior Championships, where he posted a 4-2 record with a 2.46 GAA and .919 SV% in seven games to help the club win the bronze medal.

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