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“He’s already 35!” The contract of the Russian criticized in America and other news of the day in hockey

Date: June 18, 2024 Time: 11:59:39

We present a summary of the main events in the world of hockey for July 6, 2023.

Two Russians apply to NHL arbitration

Two Russian hockey players filed requests for arbitration regarding salaries, according to the official website of the NHL Players Association press service. In total, 22 hockey players turned to arbitration, among the Russians were Toronto Maple Leafs goalie Ilya Samsonov and St. Louis Blues forward Alexei Toropchenko.

The deadline to file a second notice of wage arbitration is July 6. The wage arbitration hearings will take place from July 20 to August 4.

Last season, Samsonov reached the Eastern Conference semifinals with Toronto, where he lost in the series to the Florida Panthers. Last season of the regular season, the Russian participated in 42 matches, in which he missed 96 goals. The salary according to the previous agreement of the Russian with the club was 1.8 million dollars.

Toropchenko, for his part, played 69 games with St. Louis, in which he scored 10 goals and nine assists. The salary according to the previous agreement of the Russian with the club was $ 750 thousand.

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“Tractor” has signed a contract with the Canadian goalkeeper

Traktor announced the signing of a contract with Canadian goalkeeper Zach Fukale. According to the press service of the Chelyabinsk club, the contract with the goalkeeper is designed for two seasons.

Zachary Fukale is a Canadian goaltender who began his professional career with the Halifax Musheads of the QMJHL. Already in his first season, Foucalé set a record with 32 wins, the best achievement for a rookie goalkeeper in the Quebec League. The Canadian received the award – “Raymond Lagasse Trophy.” In the 2012/2013 season, Halifax won the Memorial Cup with Fucale for the first time in their history.

He was selected 32nd overall in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft by the Montreal Canadiens. In the 2013/2014 season, Zachary, speaking in the Quebec League, added two awards to his personal trophies: the Paul Dumont Trophy (man of the year) and the Jacques Plante Memorial Trophy (goalkeeper with the best average). In 2020, the goalie moved to the Washington Capitals club system. This season, Zachary Fukale played for the Hershey Bears (AHL) and won the Calder Cup.

Keep in mind that the 28-year-old Fukale has played just four NHL games in his entire career, earning a victory with 92.4% of reflected shots and a reliability coefficient of 1.75. He has played 38 games in the AHL this season, averaging 90.2% shooting with a 2.54 reliability rating and 21 wins.

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SKA traded nine hockey players to Lada for monetary compensation

The hockey clubs Lada and SKA made an exchange, as a result of which the Togliatti club received goalkeeper Nikita Bogdanov, defenders Grigory Gryaznov, Evgeny Kalabushkin, Evgeny Koreshkov, Georgy Solyannikov in exchange for monetary compensation; forwards Andrey Altybarmakyan, Pavel Koltygin, Alexey Ozhgikhin and Nikita Popugaev.

According to the press service of the Togliatti club, Lada received the rights to Gryaznov, Kalabushkin, Koltygin and Popugaev.

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Goaltender Varlamov’s contract ranks among the worst in the NHL offseason

Journalist Scott Maxwell on the Daily Faceoff portal named the worst contracts of the current offseason in the National Hockey League.

The list includes the contract of New York Islanders goaltender Semyon Varlamov. Let’s remember that the goalkeeper’s contract with the “isleños” is designed for four years for an amount of 11 million dollars.

“Varlamov is now 35 years old! Giving goalkeepers long seasons has never been a good idea, let alone giving such contracts to goalkeepers who are nearing the end of their career,” the article says.

In addition to Varlamov, the list includes the contracts of JT Comfer (Detroit Red Wings, 5 years, average annual salary $5.1 million), Pierre Engvall (New York Islanders, 7 years, $3 million), Scott Mayfield (New York Islanders, 7 years, $3.5 million), Radko Gudas (Anaheim Ducks, 3 years, $4 million), Alex Killorn (Anaheim Ducks, 4 years, $6.25 million), Joonas Korpisalo (Ottawa Senators, 5 years, $4 million).

The Russian Embassy in Poland demanded information about the detained hockey player

The Russian Embassy in Poland has asked the prosecutor’s office to provide information about the Russian hockey player accused of espionage, RIA Novosti Sport reports, citing Andrey Ordash, Russia’s Chargé d’Affaires in Poland.

“In addition to the note to the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Embassy sent an appeal to the Polish National Prosecutor’s Office (in one copy, to the Lublin Voivodeship Prosecutor’s Office, which, according to media reports, are handling the case of detainee Maxim S.) with a demand to confirm the fact of the arrest of a Russian citizen, inform about the nature of the charges against him and allow our consular staff to meet him,” Ordash said.

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HC Sochi signed a contract with two hockey players

Sochi Hockey Club has signed a new contract with striker Nikita Feoktistov. According to the press service of the Sochi club, the agreement with the 32-year-old striker will be valid until April 30, 2025. Sochi signed a contract with defender Roman Manukhov. According to the Sochi Club press service, the unilateral contract with the defender will be valid until April 30, 2024.

Lokomotiv terminated the contract of defender Marchenko

Yaroslavl Lokomotiv terminated the contract with defender Alexei Marchenko, reports the press service of the Continental Hockey League.

Last season, the 31-year-old defenseman played in 22 regular-season games, providing five assists with a +3 utility indicator. In the 2023 Gagarin Cup, Marchenko played 12 games in which he scored 3 (0 + 3) points.

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Puck Henry
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