May 30, 2013, 5:15 PM EDT
The Edmonton Oilers have agreed to terms with KHL Omsk defenseman Anton Belov, the club announced on Thursday.
Belov, 26, has spent the last five seasons with Omsk, scoring a career-high 26 points in 46 games last season.
The 6-foot-4, 215-pound blueliner recently he represented Team Russia at the 2013 World Hockey Championships, finishing with four points in eight games and a plus-8 rating.
Belov was believed to be pursued by a number of NHL clubs recently, as Yahoo!’s Dmitry Chesnokov reports the Pittsburgh Penguins were also in the running.
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