Winnipeg, MB (Sports Network) - The Winnipeg Jets on Monday announced center
Alexander Burmistrov has decided to sign with Ak Bars Kazan of Russia's
Kontinental Hockey League.
Burmistrov was selected with the eighth overall pick of the 2010 draft when
the organization was based in Atlanta. He played three seasons for the
Thrashers/Jets franchise on an entry-level contract and notched 23 goals with
35 assists in 194 games.
"Through our conversations and correspondence with Alex and his agent, it
became apparent Alex had a desire to continue his development as a young
player in the KHL," said Jets general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff in a
statement Monday. "He remains a very talented player within the Jets
organization and we will continue to monitor his progress and development
The 21-year-old native of Kazan, Russia managed just four goals and six
assists for 10 points in 44 games during the lockout-shortened 2013 season.
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