Cougars Add Russian to Roster
Prince George, B.C. – Prince George Cougars General Manager Todd Harkins announced today that the team has added 1998-born forward Yan Khomenko (St. Petersburg, RUS) to their roster.
Khomenko checks in at 6’1” and 174 pounds. He played 45 games last season with the Everett Silvertips and scored five goals while adding another four assists and 14 penalty minutes. In seven playoff games he recorded two assists. The Silvertips selected him in the second round (115th overall) in the 2015 CHL Import Draft.
“We’re very excited to add Yan Khomenko to our organization,” said Todd Harkins. “Having already played a season in the league, we are confident that his transition to Prince George will be smooth. He’s proven that he can compete and contribute at this level and he adds further offensive depth to our lineup.”
During the 2014-15 season, Khomenko played with Dynamo Moskva U-17 where he registered 20 goals and 10 assists in 33 games.
In order to make room for Khomenko, the Cougars have released Swedish forward Axel Jonsson-Fjallby. The Cougars other import roster spot is occupied by fellow 1998-born forward Bartek Bison (Amsterdam, NED)