Utah Grizzlies: Ducks assign goaltender Bobkov to Grizzlies

By Adrian Denny

For the Deseret News

Published: Monday, Sept. 30 2013 7:25 p.m. MDT

Anaheim Ducks goalie Igor Bobkov looks away as members of the Phoenix Coyotes celebrate defenseman Garrett Stafford's goal during the first period of an NHL preseason hockey game in Anaheim, Calif., Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

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West Valley City – The Anaheim Ducks assigned goaltender Igor Bobkov to their ECHL affiliate the Utah Grizzlies on Monday.

Bobkov, 22, is 6-foot-6 and a native of Russia. He was selected in the third round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft by the Ducks and spent his first full professional season with Anaheim’s AHL affiliate in Norfolk last year.

He attended the Ducks prospects and training camps this year. Last year with the AHL’s Norfolk Admirals, Bobkov had a 3.13 goals-against average, a .903 save percentage, two shutouts and an 11-17-0 record. He went 2-1-1 with the AHL’s Syracuse Crunch, when they were a Ducks affiliate, after completing his major junior career in the OHL at the end of the 2011-2012 season.

In 2011, Bobkov helped backstop the Russian Junior Team to a 5-3 come-from-behind win against Canada in the gold medal game of the World Junior Hockey Championships.

The Grizzlies open the regular season Friday, October 18, against Idaho at Maverik Center at 7:05 p.m. Ticket packages for the 2013-2014 season are on sale and start at $29.