The Peterborough Petes are excited to announce that Czech Defenceman Dominik Masin and Russian Defenceman Artyom Vladimirov have been selected in the 2014 CHL Import Draft on Wednesday.
Dominik Masin (“MASS-in”) was chosen in the first round, 21th overall. The 6’2”, 189lb, 1996-born defenceman from Mestec Kralove, Czech Republic played 39 games for Slavia Junior of the Czech Republic U-20 league in 2013/14, notching 21 points and 102 penalty minutes. He captained the Czech Republic to a bronze medal at the 2013 Ivan Hlinka Memorial tournament – the country’s first top-three finish since 2005. Masin was selected by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the second round, 35th overall in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft
“Dominik is a player with good size who makes smart plays with the puck,” noted Petes General Manager Michael Oke. “He moves the puck up the ice well, and has a low, hard point shot.”
Artyom Vladimirov (“art-EM vlad-IM-ear-ov”) was chosen in the second round, 61st overall. The 6’4”, 198lb, 1997-born defenceman from Novosibirsk, Russia played 34 games with Sibirskie Snaipery Novosibirsk in the Russian Minor Hockey League – the top tier of Russian Junior Hockey. He played for Team Russia at the 2013/14 Under-17 World Hockey Challenge.
“Artyom is an extremely intelligent shut-down defender,” added Oke. “His big frame is complimented by a powerful shot and the ability to clear lanes.”