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Utah Hockey Club Signs Defenseman Artem Duda to Entry-Level Contract

The Utah Hockey Club announced today that it has signed defenseman Artem Duda to an entry-level contract.

Duda, 22, posted 2-5-7 and 10 penalty minutes (PIM) in 12 games for Toronto Metro University (USports), while also posting 2-4-6 in six playoff games last season.

In 2022-23, the 6-foot-1-inch, 187-pound defenseman recorded 5-8-13 and two PIMs in 14 games with the Krasnaya Armiya Moskva (MHL) and made one MHL All-Star appearance. He also played in 14 games with CSKA Moskva (KHL), recording three assists.

Duda, from Moscow, Russia, has 14-27-41 in 52 games with Krasnaya Armiya Moskva. Duda also leads all MHL defensemen in playoff scoring in the 2021-22 season, posting 5-12-17 in 18 playoff games.

Duda was originally selected by the Arizona Coyotes in the second round (36th overall) of the 2022 NHL Draft.