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Kalinichenko Signs KHL Contract

June 26, 2019 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Tri-City Americans News Release

KENNEWICK, WA - Tri-City Americans General Manager Bob Tory announced today that defenseman Roman Kalinichenko has signed a professional contract with CSKA Moscow in the KHL.

"We are really excited for Roman as he moves on to pro hockey," state Tory. "We would like to thank him for the two years he spent with our hockey club and wish him all the best moving forward in his hockey endeavors."

Tri-City selected Kalinichenko in the first-round (36th overall) of the 2017 CHL Import Draft. The Moscow, Russia native played 111 games with the Americans totaling 19 points (3 goals, 16 assists).

The 2019 CHL Import Draft will take place tomorrow, June 27th, at 8:00 AM (PDT). Tri-City will have two selections in the draft, the 31st and 91st overall picks.

Past Import Selections

YEAR PLAYER PICK #

2018 Krystof Hrabik 41

2017 Roman Kalinichenko 36

2017 Sergei Sapego 96

2016 No Selection

2015 Juuso Valimaki 14

2014 Semyon Krasheninnikov 18

2014 Vladislav Lukin 78

2013 Jakub Illes 43

2011 Michel Plutnar 48

2011 Malte Strömwall 66

2010 Nikita Nesterov 16

2010 Nikita Kardashev 55

2009 Alex Pechurskiy 55

2009 Sergei Drozd 67

2008 Bogdan Kiselevich 60


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