Lightning GM Steve Yzerman continues to stay busy. Today he announced that Tampa has signed defenseman Dmitry Korobov to a two year, two way contract. The financial details of the contract have not been disclosed yet.
The 6’3″, 230 pound native of Belarus played in 82 games over three seasons with Dynamo Minsk of the KHL. He had 2 goals, 20 points, and 46 points during the regular season. In 9 playoff games with Minsk, recording a goal and three points.
Korobov went undrafted by the NHL, but has seen his share of international competition for his country. He has represented Belarus at the IIHF World Championships for the last three years.
Other international appearances include the 2007 World Junior Championships and the 2006 World Under-18 Championships.
And we’re still not sure if his first name is spelled Dmitry or Dmitri. Oh, Eastern Europeans.
According to BoltProspects.com, the Lightning had their eye on Korobov after his performance in last year’s Worlds. A good move to add depth on the blueline, most likely at the AHL level in Syracuse.