Edmonton Oilers Sign Anton Belov

The Edmonton Oilers anounced today that they have signed 6’4, 219 pound defenceman Anton Belov to a one year entry level contract.

We can expect Belov to start in the top 6 next season and possibly see top 4 minutes throughout the season. He’s described as an excellent skater who can control the offensive game with his passing and hard shot but needs work on his defensive game.

Regular Season Playoffs
Season Team Lge GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2004-05 CSKA Moscow Russia 30 0 0 0 14
2005-06 CSKA Moscow Russia 18 0 2 2 35 1 0 0 0 0
2006-07 CSKA Moscow Russia 49 4 5 9 42 12 1 3 4 8
2007-08 CSKA Moscow Russia 54 1 4 5 69 6 1 1 2 16
2008-09 Omsk Avangard KHL 38 1 4 5 71 5 1 0 1 4
2009-10 Omsk Avangard KHL 39 1 10 11 48
2010-11 Omsk Avangard KHL 54 4 10 14 28 8 1 2 3 4
2011-12 Omsk Avangard KHL 50 0 6 6 30
2012-13 Omsk Avangard KHL 46 9 17 26 30 12 1 3 4 24
2013-14 Edmonton Oilers NHL 47 1 5 6 32
2013-14 Oklahoma City Barons* AHL - - - - -
Anton Belov statistics provided by hockeyDB.com

This is the first signing for Craig Mactavish since taking over the reigns as Oilers GM and appears to be a low risk (1 year entry level) high reward type of signing. Looks good.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>