Alexander Pechursky to join Tri-City Americans (Photo © fhr.ru)
19 years old Alexander Pechursky decided to report to North America as he’s going to play for the Tri-City Americans of the Western Hockey League, according to allhockey.ru. Pechursky has been drafted by the US team in this spring’s Import Draft with the 55th overall pick.
Let’s remember that Pechursky has been drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins during the fifth round of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.
Pechursky, who won a gold medal at the 2007 Under 18 WJC, has played only one match with Metallurg Magnitogorsk of the KHL this year, and had a short stint in the MHL. Recently the club signed national team goalie Vasiliy Koshechkin and thus he lost his backup role. On top of that he’ll represent Russia at the upcoming World Junior Championships.