This was said by the general manager of “Vanguard” Anton Kuryanov. He mentioned the reason why Knight, who had been playing for the Omsk team since 2020, decided to leave the team.
“In the summer, Knight underwent changes in his personal life, he got married, after which, before the start of the training camp, he notified us that he intended to terminate the contract unilaterally. We had a series of negotiations with the player and his agent. We see no reason to force anyone to play for Avangard. Moreover, the hockey player has repeatedly emphasized that his decision is final,” Kuryanov was quoted as saying by the club’s press service.
Avangard’s general manager added that the club clearly complies with the regulation, which provides for compensation to the club from the hockey player.
At the same time, Knight’s sports rights remain in Omsk. “Vanguardia” also continues to search for a new striker.
“This issue should be closed in the near future, the short list of candidates is drawn up,” he said.
Knight, 32, won the Gagarin Cup with Avangard in 2021. Last season, he scored 15 goals and provided 19 assists in 58 games in the KHL regular season.