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BREAKING: Sharks Sign Pulli, Romanov



Credit: TPS Turku, Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg

It’s official: The San Jose Sharks have added defenseman Valtteri Pulli and goaltender Georgi Romanov to the system.

Pulli, 22, is a 6-foot-6 blueliner, who posted three goals and 14 assists in 53 games for TPS Turku this season.

“Valtteri is a solid defenseman with size,” GM Mike Grier said in a San Jose Sharks press release. “He plays important minutes for good programs in TPS and the Finnish National Team camps.”

San Jose Hockey Now, off a report from Finnish news outlet Ilta Sanomat, first got wind of this signing in mid-March.

REPORT: Sharks Sign Finnish Defenseman Valtteri Pulli

However, Grier in his mid-April exit interview, stated, “I would say that’s someone jumping the gun over there.”

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Guess not!

Romanov, 22, is a 6-foot-5 netminder, who posted an 8-13-5 record and a .907 Save % for second-division VHL side Gornyak-UGMK.

“Georgi has size, moves very well around the crease and is athletic,” Grier offered. “We feel like he has a good package to be successful.”

SJHN, off a report from Sport Express, got confirmation from Romanov’s agent Sergey Isakov about this signing yesterday.

AGENT: Sharks Sign Russian Goalie Prospect Georgy Romanov

Isakov told SJHN that Romanov will be attending San Jose Sharks development camp, set to be held in early July.

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