The Hershey Bears have announced the signing of 2012 7th round draft pick Sergei Kostenko from Russia. Kostenko got out of his contract in Russia, so was free to sign anywhere.
Kostenko had a good showing at Caps Development Camp which helped him earn his contract. The Russian goalie's shining moment at camp was when he stonewalled Filip Forsberg on two breakway shots in a row, garnering a large round of applause by the onlooking crowd.
Kostenko and fellow development camp participant Brandon Anderson have contracts with the Bears and both may spend time in the ECHL.