I'm actually pretty excited to see what Mamashev can bring. Although his last season wasn't very impressive as far as points go, he was the highest scoring (points and assists) defenseman in the KHL during the 2012-2013 season with 42 points in 52 games. He could be a useful player for us. Does anybody know more about him?
Comparing stats with some other KHL defensemen that have crossed over recently, he's kind of like Anton Belov who played for Edmonton last season (and was also somehow on Russia's National team in Sochi), so he's most likely just another candidate for that #7 spot with Harrold and Kaberle.