Jul 28, 2014, 6:50 PM EST
It looks like Maxim Shalunov’s North American career has been put on hold. The 21-year-old forward has agreed to a two-year deal with the KHL’s Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg, per the league’s website.
Shalunov was taken in the fourth round of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft by the Chicago Blackhawks. He attempted to make the transition to North America in 2013-14, but only ended up with four assists in 20 AHL contests. He spent the majority of the season with the ECHL Toledo Walleye where he recorded 18 goals and 34 points in 43 contests.
Before coming to North America, Shalunov had two goals and nine points in 19 games in 2012-13 with Chelyabinsk Chelmet of the VHL, Russia’s second-highest hockey league. He has also appeared in seven contests with the KHL Chelyabinsk Traktor over the course of his career in Russia.
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