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Cyclones Sign Maple Leafs Draft Pick

January 18, 2008 - Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) - Twin City Cyclones News Release

The Twin City Cyclones professional ice hockey team, member of the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL), is excited to announce the signing of Toronto Maple Leafs' draft pick Konstantin Kalmikov.

A native of Kharkov, Ukraine, Kalmikov was selected in the third round of the 1996 NHL Entry Draft by the Toronto Maple Leafs. Kalmikov has spent time in the American Hockey League (AHL) where he recorded 30 goals for a total of 74 points.

"We are excited to add a higher-level of experience to our line-up with Konstantin. We have been searching for a third veteran all season and are happy to fill the position with a player of his caliber," quoted Mark Richards, Head Coach and General Manager of the Twin City Cyclones.

The 6'-4", 220lb. forward also had stops in the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) and the now defunct United Hockey League (UHL) where he posted a combined 74 goals for 165 points.

NOTES: Cyclones place recently signed Gary Klapkowski on League suspension.

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