Tampa Bay Lightning Sign 2016 Draft Pick Oleg Sosunov

Tampa Bay Lightning Sign 2016 Draft Pick Oleg Sosunov

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Tampa Bay Lightning Sign 2016 Draft Pick Oleg Sosunov

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The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed defenseman Oleg Sosunov to a three-year, entry-level contract.

Here is the release from the team:

Sosunov,19, skated in 32 games with Lokomotiv Yaroslavl, registering 79 penalty minutes last season. The 6-foot-8, 230-pound defenseman also appeared in eight games with the Lokomotiv junior team, recording 12 penalty minutes. Sosunov played in five postseason games with Lokomotiv Jr., registering three assists.

The Ryazan, Russia native has skated in 47 career games with Lokomotiv Jr. over two seasons, collecting four goals and 12 points. Sosunov has also appeared in 35 games with Lokomotiv over the past two seasons, including one playoff game in 2017.

Sosunov was originally selected by the Lightning in the sixth round, 178th overall, at the 2016 NHL Draft.

Elite Prospects

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM
 2013-2014 Spartak Moskva U16 Russia U16 25 0 1 1 32
 2014-2015 Molniya Ryazan MHL B 49 6 3 9 50
 2015-2016 Loko Yaroslavl MHL 3 0 0 0 0
Loko-Yunior Yaroslavl MHL B 39 4 8 12 66
 2016-2017 Loko Yaroslavl JCWC 3 0 0 0 2
Loko Yaroslavl MHL 32 0 0 0 79
Loko-Yunior Yaroslavl NMHL 8 0 0 0 12

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