Twenty year old Russian import Dima Osipov was excited today to find out that his WHL career will end in Brandon, with the Wheat Kings.
The 6'4” defenseman, from Moscow, will for sure help the Wheat Kings on the blue line. Osipov attended Chicago Blackhawks camp this past summer and is currently undrafted.
“I will miss Vancouver, it was a great place and I have lots of great memories…but I want to thanks Glen Hanlon (Giants GM) for everything.”
"Brandon fans can expect a regular stay at home dman….and I like to protect the goalie and block shots…..defense first" Osipov said. This season he had 11 points and 39 pim's, in 42 games, with the Vancouver Giants prior to being acquired by the Wheat Kings.
One interesting fact that many people do not know is that Osipov was the number 1 pick in the KHL draft in 2013. His rights are now with Sochi in the KHL.