The Rockford IceHogs have signed defenseman Kirill Gotovets to an AHL contract for the 2014-15 season. Gotovets has spent the last four seasons with Cornell University, scoring 19 points in 112 games throughout those four seasons. The 23-year old was drafted in 2009 by the Tampa Bay Lightning as the 183rd overall pick in the 7th round.
Gotovets made his professional debut last season with the Milwaukee Admirals, appearing in one game while on an Amateur Try-Out. The Minsk, Belarus-native played for the national team during the World Championships, going scoreless in seven games. In two previous stints with the team during the World Championships, he went scoreless in six games.
Prior to joining Cornell, Gotovets played with Shattuck St. Mary’s high school, scoring 59 points in 98 games.