The Philadelphia Flyers 2016 first round draft pick is officially a member of the organization. The team announced on Thursday afternoon that they’ve signed German Rubtsov to his three-year entry-level contract.
We don’t know the full terms, but it’s definitely three-years and probably worth $925,000 per year.
Rubtsov recently came over to North America after getting out of his KHL contract, something that had been a rumored possibility since the draft. Since joining the QMJHL’s Chicoutimi Sagueneens, Rubtsov had eight goals and 12 assists in just 14 games. That’s .... pretty good for his first 14 games in North America.
Should Chicoutimi’s season end before the Phantoms’ season, Rubtsov could join the AHL for the playoff run. His status as a draftee from Europe means he can join the AHL early, unlike players who are drafted out of North America. We’ll see if that happens, or if the Flyers decide to simply keep him in the QMJHL without the pressures of pro hockey so soon in his North American career.
Here are some of his recent highlights:
Unreal goal by German Rubtsov.— Flyers Prospects (@futureofphilly) March 1, 2017
Just filthy. #Flyers pic.twitter.com/0v7vqJfNWI
German Rubtsov's goal last night pic.twitter.com/WWmuXVgPsj— Flyers Prospects (@futureofphilly) February 16, 2017
German Rubtsov is good at hockey. pic.twitter.com/9n4B8rABKB— Flyers Prospects (@futureofphilly) February 13, 2017
German Rubtsov has played 6 games and scored 9 points, which is nice.— Broad Street Hockey (@BroadStHockey) February 1, 2017
He also scored the same amount of goals as the Flyers did tonight. pic.twitter.com/nAQJE4Pc4g
German Rubtsov scored his first QMJHL goal last night against the Acadie–Bathurst Titan pic.twitter.com/PkhOBBRWW3— Broad Street Hockey (@BroadStHockey) January 22, 2017