The New York Rangers announced today the team signed Regina Pats defenceman Sergey Zborovskiy to an entry-level contract.
Zborovskiy was the Pats’ first round pick, 39th overall, in the 2014 CHL Import Draft. After his rookie season with the Pats, the Moscow, RUS native was selected by the Rangers in the third round, 79th overall, in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.
Since joining the Pats, Zborovskiy has played 135 of a possible 144 regular season games. Over that time, the 6’4”, 195 lbs. defender posted 44 points (11G, 33A) to go with 131 penalty minutes and a +30 plus/minus rating. He has 18 games of playoff experience under his belt, registering six assists and a +11 plus/minus rating.
Internationally, Zborovskiy played for Team Russia against Team WHL in the CHL Canada-Russia Series, scoring a goal in two games of action. He was also invited to try-out for Russia’s World Junior club.
Sergey Zborovskiy is the third Pats player to sign a professional contract this month. Connor Hobbs (entry-level, Washington) and Colby Williams (one-year, Hershey) both had their signings announced at the beginning of July.