It's official: 2014 1st round pick Nikolay Goldobin has been assigned to Worcester in the AHL.
Goldobin will make his professional debut soon, and will be a huge boost to a Worcester club fighting to get into the playoffs. He was drafted 27th overall in the 2014 Entry Draft and went to play in the Liiga (Finnish Elite League) for his draft+1 year instead of returning to the OHL/Sarnia Sting. He did well playing against men putting up 21pts in 38 regular season games and 7pts in 9 playoff games. Goldobin also played for Russia at the World Juniors where he had 5pts in 7 games. It's going to be exciting watching the Sharks highest ceiling prospect play now that he's in North America.