Sergei-Tolchinsky (1)It is official that one of most dazzling talents in the 2013 NHL draft pool will wear Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds red and white soonly. Sergei Tolchinsky, the slick Russian whom the 'Hounds gambled on trying to coax to Northern Ontario when they selected him in the CHL import draft on June 27, confirmed he has a visa that will allow him to play to Canada.
It's a coup for the short-staffed Greyhounds and quite possibly the entire Ontario Hockey League, which can use some star power. Tolchinsky's arrival will mean a team which is coming off a ninth-place finish in its conference will have the sole distinction of having two tournament all-stars from last season's World Under-17 Challenge: Tolchinsky and first-pairing defenceman Darnell Nurse. (Tolchinsky has since tweeted that he will begin trekking toward Sault Ste. Marie on Sunday.)
I GET MY VISAAAA!!!!!!!!! Yeeeee
— Sergey Tolchinsky (@Tolchinsky10) September 6, 2012
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