Nikolai Lemtyugov is the first new addition to the Bears roster.
32-year-old Russian winger has a lengthy experience in the KHL while also spending two seasons overseas in the AHL.
He was drafted in 2005 in the 7th round by St. Louis Blues. During his time in the AHL, he spent his time playing for the Peoria Rivermen.
In the KHL he has played in 388 regular season matches and has 158 points (86 goals and 72 assists). In playoffs he played in 25 matches, getting 18 points (7 goals and 8 assists).
In the KHL he has played for Severstal Cherepovets, Ak Bars Kazan, Metallurg Magnitogorsk, Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk, Atlant Mytishchi, Traktor Chelyabinsk, Sibir Novosibirsk, Spartak Moskva, Avangard Omsk and Yugra Khanty-Mansiysk.
Last 3 seasons he has played for Avangard Omsk where in 2015-16 he played in 56 games getting 18 points, year after 52 games and 31 points and last season 13 games and 3 points in the regular season. Each of those 3 seasons he has featured in the playoffs playing 11 games in 2015-16 getting 5 points, 12 games and 9 points year later and last year 1 point in 3 games.
Lemtyugov is described as a good all-around offensive player who is also responsible when defending in his own zone. He will take a hit to make a play and uses his good skating to get open. He has an impressive wrist-shot.
As previously announced, the club has also reached agreement to terminate contract of Nathan Perkovich due to family reasons. We wish Nathan and his family just the best and are really grateful for his contribution to the club over the years.
Here is a taste of his skill and quick hands: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMh9HMYkmH0
The second addition for the Bears is an experienced Russian goalie Ivan Lisutin.
The 31-year-old comes with a huge experienced from the KHL.
In the KHL he played for Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg, Metallurg Magnitogorsk, Vityaz Chekhov, Vityaz Podolsk, Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod and Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk.
During his KHL career, he played most games for Vityaz Podolsk with 70 games played.
Last season he played for the Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod, appearing in 26 matches. During those, he had a 1.99 goal against average and 92.1% save percentage. In addition to that, he earned 3 shutouts.
In 2013-14 season when playing for Vityaz Podolsk he was selected into the All-Star game and finished the season with 36 games played and 2.22 goals against average and 93.2% save percentage.
In 2016-17 when he played for both Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk and Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg he had 2.39 goals against average and 92.3% save percentage and 2.36 goals against average and 92.7% save percentage.
Lisutin is no stranger to great saves like these:
In light of the new goalie coming in the team, Medveščak has decided not to extend cooperation with Mathieu Corbeil. We would like to wish him all the best for his future career and thank him for his time in the club and contribution during it. Merci Mathieu.
Both players will be available to play after completing the necessary paperwork and passing the medical exam.