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HITMEN SELECT XXX 50TH OVERALL

Calgary Hitmen Executive VP, Alternate Governor and General Manager Kelly Kisio announced today the selection of Pavlo Padakin with the 50th overall pick in the 2012 Canadian Hockey League Import Draft.

Last season Padakin, a native of Kiev, Ukraine, recorded 15 goals and 18 assists for 33 points along with 73 penalty minutes over 51 games with the Fairbanks Ice Dogs (NAHL).  The 18-year-old forward added five points, including three goals, in 10 playoff contests.

“Pavlo has already played one year in North America and has adjusted to our culture,” said Kisio.  “We’re excited to get him in the system and playing with our team.”

PAVLO PADAKIN – RIGHT WING
HOMETOWN:    Kiev, Ukraine (June 8, 1994)
HEIGHT:           6’1.5”            
WEIGHT:          183 lbs.
SHOOTS:           Right
ACQUIRED:       Drafted by the Calgary Hitmen, 50th overall, in the 2012 CHL Import Draft
DID YOU KNOW? Padakin scored the overtime game-winning goal to lift Ukraine to a 3-2 victory over Lithuania in the Under 20 Division II Group A World Championships in 2011.

WATCH VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS OF PADAKIN WITH THE ICE DOGS

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