Bobkov goes to Kingston in OHL trade.

Prospect Igor Bobkov won’t be reporting back to the London Knights in 2011-12.

That’s because the goalie’s Ontario Hockey League club swapped his rights to the Kingston Frontenacs earlier today after a season in which the Ducks’ 2009 third-round draft pick went 4-10 with a 4.12 GAA as a backup.

The London Free Press has the story:

“He came in here behind the eight-ball and had to battle his weight
early on,” said Knights goalie coach Bill Dark, “and he didn’t get to
play as much because Michael Houser never opened the door for him.

“Bob steadily improved as the year went on (he stopped 44 shots in a
win over Kitchener in the season finale) and won two games facing over
40 shots in Syracuse but I think, if he goes to Kingston and is the
starter there, he’ll be well-served by another year in the OHL.”

Bobkov’s junior eligibility is up, but he could return to Kingston next season as an overage player if he doesn’t go pro.

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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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