A KHL star leaves for Ak Bars, Gavrikov signed a new contract in the NHL. Results of the day in hockey
Egor Torishny June 8, 2023, 00:20 Moscow time
And Lokomotiv for the first time in two seasons signed a contract with a foreigner.
We present a summary of the main news from the world of hockey for June 7, 2023.
Ak Bars signed a contract with Dmitry Yashkin
Ak Bars announced the signing of striker Dmitry Yashkin. The press service of the Kazan club published a video in which the hockey player puts on an Ak Bars cap and says that he has joined the team. It is reported that the 30-year-old striker has signed a contract for a period of three years.
“Delighted to join such a great club.” Yashkin – about signing a contract with Ak Bars The general manager of Ak Bars commented on signing a contract with Yashkin
Andrei Kostitsyn received a position at Dynamo Minsk
Former striker of the NHL and KHL clubs Andrey Kostitsyn became the deputy head of the sports department of Dynamo Minsk, the club’s press service reports. In addition, the Belarusian hockey legend will head the scouting directorate at the club.
Kostitsyn played 398 NHL games for Montreal and Nashville, scoring 222 (103+119) points. In the AHL with the Hamilton Bulldogs, Andrei won the Calder Cup.
In the KHL, Kostitsyn played for Dynamo Minsk, Traktor, Sochi, Kunlun RS, Torpedo. The forward has 440 appearances and 258 (114+144) points. He also played in the Belarusian, VEHL, Russian, Czech, Norwegian championships.
Dynamo Minsk said that Kostitsyn’s rich experience will help the club’s selection work
The IIHF named the nominees for best player of the season
The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) on its official website has named a list of seven nominees for the title of best player for the 2022/2023 season.
The seven nominees were selected by the IIHF Historical Committee. Hockey players from five countries claim the award: forwards Andres Ambuhl (Switzerland), Connor Bedard, Adam Fantilli (both from Canada), Dominik Kubalik (Czech Republic), John-Jason Peterka (Germany), defenseman Moritz Seider (Germany ) and the goalkeeper Artur. Shilov (Latvia). Voting will take place between the media and invited members of the IIHF, with the winner announced on Monday, June 19. Voters are not limited to seven candidates, and if someone thinks another player is more deserving, that name can be “written” on the ballot.
Lokomotiv signed a contract with the Slovak defender
Lokomotiv Yaroslavl signed a one-year contract with Martin Gernat, the 2022 Olympics bronze medalist as part of the Slovakia national team, reports the press service of the Continental Hockey League. Recall that the “Championship” reported on the transition of the 30-year-old defender to the railway workers’ camp in early May 2023.
During his career, Gernat played in most games in the AHL, the Czech and Swiss leagues. In the American Hockey League, Martin played 138 games in which he scored 33 (5 + 28) points. In the Czech Republic, the defender scored 107 (30+77) points in 189 games. In Switzerland, in 103 games, the defender scored 23 goals and provided 37 assists for a total of 60 points.
In the NHL Draft, Gernat was selected in 2011 by the Edmonton Oilers club.
Vladislav Gavrikov signed a two-year contract with Los Angeles
Vladislav Gavrikov’s agent, Dan Milstein, has confirmed the player’s two-year deal with the Los Angeles Kings.
It is reported that Vladislav did not consider another term of the contract. The 27-year-old defenseman’s average annual salary will be $5.875 million.
“The player’s plan is to enter the free agent market at age 29, when the salary cap will be significantly higher. Now the priority is to help Los Angeles play the playoffs and fight for the cup. Gavrikov has a complete ban on the exchange for the duration of the contract, ”Milshtein said.
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Vladislav Gavrikov moved from Columbus to Los Angeles during the season. In 72 games, he scored 19 (6 + 13) points with a utility indicator of +4. In the playoffs, the Russian defender has six games and 1 (0+1) points scored with a utility indicator of +5.