The Lethbridge Hurricanes announced the signing of 2014 Import Draft pick Pavel Skumatov to the Western Hockey League’s Standard Player Agreement.
The Hurricanes drafted the 6’0, 165 pound left winger in the second round (63rd overall) on July 2nd. Skumatov was one of the youngest players on his team where he played in the MHL (U20 Vityazi Chekhov), he had a pair of assists in 26 games. Prior to the CHL Import Draft, scouts were liking his size, speed, skating ability, decision making, hockey sense and his reliability as well as his compete level.
Over the first couple of days at the Hurricanes training camp, Skumatov has already made an impression on the coaches and scouting staff. “He’s come into camp in great shape and ready to jump right in to our team. He’s very skilled and it’s evident in his skating and puck handling skills” commented General Manager Brad Robson.