Dmitry Korobov(44) Syracuse Crunch

Tampa Bay Lightning‘s extra large undrafted defensemen, 6’3″ 239 lbs. Belarus-born rookie Dmitry Korobov(44) scored his first ever playoff goal, the game-winner for minor league affiliate Syracuse Crunch in game two of the Calder Cup Eastern Conference Finals to help tie the series vs. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins at 1 apiece.

He also has one assist in 8 playoff contests.

In 65 AHL games in 2012/2013, he scored 3 goals and 19 assists with a +20 rating on what was a very good team.

He signed a 2-year entry level deal after spending the last couple of seasons in the KHL with Dinamo Minsk.

The 24-year old was left off the long list of call-ups in the NHL lockout shortened season but has to be on the short list for 2013/2014.

He’s a big, powerful blue liner with seemingly limited offensive upside but easily keeps the offense at bay in front of his own cage.

Dmitry Korobov


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