Anisimov, Cherepanov Named to Team Russia
• Sanguinetti on U.S. World Junior Team
Anisimov, 19, will be making his second appearance in the tournament. The 6-4, 205-pound forward registered two goals and one assist for three points, along with a plus-four rating in six games en route to winning the silver medal at the 2007 World Junior Championships.
Currently in his first season with the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL), Anisimov has recorded four goals and 10 assists for 14 points in 25 games. Among first year players, he is tied for the team lead in points (14) and ranks first in assists (10). The Yaroslavl, Russia native was originally drafted by the Rangers in the second round, 54th overall, in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.
Currently in his second season with Avangard Omsk of the Russian Super League (RSL), Cherepanov has tallied six goals and six assists for 12 points in 24 games. In 70 career RSL games with Avangard Omsk, he has recorded 24 goals and 17 assists for 41 points, including eight points (three goals and five assists) in 10 playoff games last season.
The Ozerki, Russia native was originally drafted by the Rangers in the first round, 17th overall, in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.