Growlers Sign Semyon Babintsev

The 6’-0”, 189-pound forward appeared in 22 games last season with the Utah Grizzlies of the ECHL, registering 4 goals and 8 assists for 12 points, along with a -3 rating and 6 penalty minutes. He briefly appeared in 8 games with Sochi in the KHL during the 2016-17 season.

Babintsev played in 186 games over three seasons with the Mississauga Steelheads of the OHL, registering 39 goals and 49 assists for 88 points, along with a -12 rating and 60 penalty minutes.

The first game for the Newfoundland Growlers in their inaugural season will be October 12 when they face off against the Florida Everblades at Mile One Centre. Season Tickets are now available and can be purchased online at, in person at the box office or by phone at 576-7657.