Avalanche reportedly bringing over Russian defenseman Andrei Mironov

The 22-year-old is leaving his Russian club Dynamo Moscow to try and make the Avalanche’s roster in the 2018-19 season, according to multiple reports.

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The Colorado Avalanche are reportedly bringing Russian defenseman Andrei Mironov over to the States.

The 22-year-old is leaving his Russian club Dynamo Moscow to try and make the Avalanche’s roster in the 2017-18 season, according to a Russian news outlet.

“He really wants to try his hand at the NHL,” Dynamo general manager Andrey Safronov said.

Colorado took Mironov in the fourth round of the 2015 NHL Draft. Mironov recorded four points and 18 hits in 19 games with Dynamo Moscow last season.

Mironov, who’s approximately 6-foot-2 and 200 pounds, will try to make an Avalanche team that has just four defensemen under contract next season. Those players are Erik Johnson, Tyson Barrie, Francois Beauchemin and Mark Barbeiro.

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