The Saginaw Spirit have completed a trade with the Barrie Colts Tuesday, sending import center Ivan Telegin to the Barrie Colts. In return the Spirit receive Mississauga's second round pick in the 2012 OHL Priority Selection and London's third round pick in the 2013 selection as well as a conditional seventh round pick owned by Barrie in the 2013 selection.
Telegin tallied 105 regular season points in two seasons with the Spirit, 20 goals and 41 assists for 61 points during the 2010-2011 season. In the 2011 post season the Novokuznetsk, Russia native tallied two goals and eight assists for 10 points. Telegin was selected 101st overall by the Atlanta Thrashers (now Winnipeg Jets) in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.
The trade of Telegin frees up one of Saginaw's two import roster cards, as each CHL is allowed only two import players on their roster in a given season. By league rules an import player is defined as a non US born or Canadian born player. Czech Republic native Tadeas Galansky is the Saginaw's other import player heading into the 2011-2012 season.
The annual CHL Import Draft will take place Wednesday, June 29 - Stay tuned to SaginawSpirit.com for more information!