Bobkov drafted by OHL’s London Knights.

Goaltender Igor Bobkov, a third-round pick by the Ducks at the 2009 Entry Draft, was chosen in the second round of the Canadian Hockey League import draft Tuesday.

Bobkov, 19, was a member of Magnitogorsk Stalnye Lisy in 2009-2010, posting a 2.71 goals-against average and .893 save percentage in 14 games. He was also a member of the Russian under-20 team at the 2010 Junior Hockey Championships. In six games with Team Russia, he posted a 2.45 goals-against average and a .930 save percentage, including a standout performance against the WHL all-star team.

No word yet if this means Bobkov is officially making the jump to North America, but he has a junior team waiting for him if he can. Current Duck Corey Perry is a London Knights alum.

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.

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