Kulemin staying put

LANCE HORNBY -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 10:28 AM ET

After signing forward Nikolai Kulemin to a three-year entry level contract yesterday, Leafs GM John Ferguson said the second round pick from last year will be staying in Russia next season.

The native of Magnitogorsk won a silver at the last world junior championship and earned bronze at this month's world championship.

"Nikolai utilized his powerful skating ability and heavy shot to become one of the Russian Super League's most dominant scorers this past season," said Ferguson.

Kulemin was a playoff all-star as Magnitogorsk won the title.


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