The Nanaimo Clippers have acquired 2001 born defenceman, Klim Georgiev, from the Toronto Jr Canadiens of the OJHL for future considerations. In three season in the OJHL, he played 108 games scoring 7 times and adding 22 assists while playing in a mainly shut down role. Georgiev was born in Toronto where he played his minor hockey but is also of Russian citizen.
Colin Birkas, Associate Coach, commented, “I became familiar with Georgiev during my coaching days in Ontario. He is a big strong left defenceman that plays with an edge. He skates well and makes a good first pass. This is a player that had numerous opportunities throughout North America but wanted to play in the BCHL and Nanaimo specifically.”
Wes Mussio, owner and President of the Clippers, added, “We were a little disappointed last season with the defencive zone coverage, as we seemed easy to play against at times. We went shopping for a big body, veteran defenceman and at 6’4 and 225 lbs., Klim is exactly what we need. He should help fill the big hole left by the departure of LeDonne to the NCAA. We are expecting Klim to step up as a 20 year-old and really dominate the walls and front of the net.”
Hear Clippers’ play-by-play broadcaster Dan Marshall’s interview with Klim: Klim Georgiev interview.