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Vancouver Canucks sign Russian Sergei Shirokov to NHL contract

VANCOUVER, B.C. - The Vancouver Canucks signed right-winger Sergei Shirokov to an NHL contract Monday.

Shirokov, 23, had 17 goals and 41 points in 56 games with CSKA Moscow of the KHL in 2008-09. He has also played in two world junior championships with Russia in 2005 and 2006. In 12 tournament games he had seven goals and six assists.

Shirokov, a five-foot-10, 176-pound native of Moscow, was selected 163rd overall by the Canucks in the 2006 NHL draft.

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