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Atlanta Thrashers draft Alexander Burmistrov

Atlanta Thrashers draft Alexander Burmistrov

Atlanta Thrashers draft Alexander Burmistrov (Photo © AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

The Atlanta Thrashers picked up with the 8th overall pick at the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

The center’s selection was a bit of a surprize, but anyway the Thrashers decided to draft him most likely because of his skills set.

Burmistrov, 18, played with the Barrie Colts of the OHL this year, with 65 points during the regular season and 16 during the playoffs. Even if he joined the OHL on loan from Ak Bars Kazan, most likely Burmistrov will be back in North America for the next season.

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