KHL top scorer Shipachev moved from Dynamo Moscow to Ak Bars
Dynamo Moscow received monetary compensation for striker Vadim Shipachev and defender Vyacheslav Voinov
Vadim Shipachov (Photo: Global Look Press)
Ak Bars announced on his website that the top scorer for the past three KHL regular seasons, Vadim Shipachyov, and two-time Stanley Cup winner defenseman Vyacheslav Voinov have been transferred from Dynamo Moscow.
The current player contracts are valid until the end of the 2023/24 and 2022/23 seasons, respectively. “White-blue” received monetary compensation for the players.
“Shipachev and Voinov are the best players in the KHL, who have shown their highest level more than once, but at the same time have kept the motivation to win the main trophy. This trade would seriously strengthen any KHL team, we’re glad Ak Bars became their new club. His transition will improve the quality of our game in all areas of the site and in all formats”, said the general manager of Ak Bars.
On May 3, Match TV reported that the Dynamo would hand over Shipachev, Voinov and Stanislav Galiev to the Kazan club for symbolic compensation of a thousand rubles.
Earlier, Ak Bars announced the appointment of Oleg Znark as the club’s head coach.
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Shipachev last season scored 24 goals and provided 43 assists in 48 regular season games, and also scored 10 points (3+7) in 11 playoff games.
The striker is a two-time Gagarin Cup winner (2015 and 2017), Olympic champion (2018) and Games silver medalist (2022), world champion (2014), second-scorer in KHL history (817 points).
Voinov is the Gagarin Cup winner (2017), two-time Stanley Cup winner (2012, 2014), Olympic Games champion and silver medalist. Last season he played 51 games, scored 10 goals and assisted his teammates 31 times.
Dynamo lost to CSKA in the second round of the playoffs 0-4 in the series, Ak Bars was eliminated in the first round, losing to Avangard 2-4.
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