Video: 2012 World Junior Championship – Artyom Sergeyev, Russia

By Ken McKenna

Despite being passed over in the 2011 NHL Draft, Russian defenseman Artyom Sergeyev is still working towards his goal of playing in the NHL.  Sergeyev is in his second season with the Val d"Or Foreurs of the QMJHL.  More importantly, Sergeyev is paired with Zakhar Arzamastsev on Russia‘s top defensive pairing at the 2012 World Junior Championship, a plum position that could help to draw more attention to Sergeyev from NHL scouts.

Sergeyev spoke with HF after Russia’s 14-0 win, a game in which Sergeyev contributed a goal.