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Monday, 05.3.2010 / 11:29 AM MT / News
Arizona Coyotes
Monday, May 3, 2010

GLENDALE, ARIZONA --- Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have signed defenseman Maxim Goncharov to an entry level contract. As per club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Goncharov, 20, appeared in 51 games this season for CSKA Moscow of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL), recording 4-13-17 with 52 penalty minutes (PIM) and a +5 rating to rank 3rd on his team in scoring among defensemen. He also scored a goal while appearing in three postseason contests.

In 2008-09, Goncharov registered 7-8-15 and 50 PIM in 47 games for CSKA Moscow. He also represented Russia at the 2009 World Junior Championship, helping his team to the bronze medal by recording 5-1-6 in seven games to lead the tournament in goals by a defenseman. His international experience also includes a gold medal in the 2007 Under-18 World Junior Championship.

Goncharov was selected by the Coyotes in the fifth round (123rd overall) of the 2007 Entry Draft. is the official Web site of the Arizona Coyotes. The Arizona Coyotes and are trademarks of IceArizona Hockey Co LP. NHL, NHL Shield, the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup and NHL Conference logos are registered trademarks of the National Hockey League. All NHL Logos and marks NHL team logos and marks as well as all other proprietary materials depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective NHL teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P. Copyright © 2015 The Arizona Coyotes and the National Hockey League. All Rights Reserved. Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | AdChoices | Contact us | Site Map