Spirit Announce Signing of First Round Import Draft Selection

The Saginaw Spirit announces today the signing of forward Vadim Khlopotov to an OHL contract. Khlopotov was the Spirit’s first round selection in 2011 CHL Import Draft, selected 43rd overall. The 1994 birth year native of Russia spent the 2010/11 season skating for the Yaroslavl Lokomotiv 94 club and the Russian U17 National Team serving as Team Captain with the Lokomotiv.

Khlopotov recently participated in 2011 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament where he helped his home country earn a Bronze Medal at the event, and he is eligible for the 2012 NHL Draft.

Get your season Tickets!  The Saginaw Spirit will be celebrating ten years of Spirit hockey in the Great Lakes Bay Region next season, and fans are invited to join in on the excitement!  Season tickets for the 2011-2012 season are on sale now, with full season plans starting at $386 per seat! For more information contact the Spirit at 989-497-7747 or visit the Spirit store at 5789 State Street in Saginaw.

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