Tulupov Jerseys in OKC (Photo: Noah Geopfert. All Rights Reserved.)

Today Avtomobilist (Автомобилиста) announced that they have signed defenseman Kirill Tulupov to their team in Ekaterinburg. The team’s name translates as The Motorist, but it most often appears as Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg or just Avtomobilist. In 2011-12 Kirill played his first professional season in North America as a member of the OKC Barons team.

Congratulations Kirill! We wish you all the best and we might even be able to watch your team play if it appears on ESPN in the near future.

See signing announcement: Тулупов стал игроком “Автомобилиста.”

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Avtomobilist Mascot

Avtomobilist Mascot on the ice