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The IIHF named the best hockey player of the year, Spartak maintained the lead. Results of the day in hockey.

Date: July 13, 2024 Time: 19:57:14

We present a summary of the main events in the world of hockey for June 17, 2024.

The IIHF named the winner in the “Best Hockey Player of the Year” category.

The International Hockey Federation (IIHF) announced the name of the winner in the nomination for the “Best Hockey Player of the Year” award. It was Czech hockey player Roman Cervenka.

This award recognizes players (men and women) who best demonstrate skill, determination, team success and sportsmanship on and off the ice.

Cervenka received 31.3% of the vote, slightly ahead of Swiss defender Roman Josi, who received 30.3%. Czech goalkeeper Lukas Dostal took third place (20.4%).

Other finalists for the 2024 award are Kevin Fiala (Switzerland), Erik Karlsson (Sweden) and John Tavares (Canada). Let us remember that last year the winner was Canadian forward Connor Bedard.

The criteria for selecting nominees is that players must participate in at least one IIHF tournament of any level during the year (World Championship, IWCH or JWCH), as well as in the highest level national league in the country.

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Spartak signed a new contract with Ivan Morozov

Spartak signed a new two-year contract with Ivan Morozov: the agreement with the leading center forward was signed until 2026.

In his first season with Spartak, Morozov, 24, was part of a trio with Nikolai Goldobin and Pavel Poryadin. Ivan was selected for the first time to participate in the KHL All-Star Game, he scored 46 (14 + 32) points in 48 games with a utility indicator of “+16” and won 55% of faceoffs.

In total, Morozov played 174 games in the KHL, in which the forward scored 105 points, scored 39 goals and gave 66 assists with a utility indicator of “+48”. In addition to Spartak, the forward played in the KHL in Yugra, SKA and HC Sochi.

Ak Bars returned Albert Yarullin to Kazan

Ak Bars signed a contract with defender Albert Yarullin. According to the press service of the Kazan club, the contract is valid until the end of the 2026/2027 season. The defensive player is a graduate of Ak Bars.

Let us remember that Yarullin left the Kazan Club after the 2020/2021 season. During his Ak Bars career, Albert played 342 games, in which he scored 23 goals and gave 77 assists, scoring a total of 100 points. As part of the Kazan Club, Yarullin won the Gagarin Cup in 2018.

Last season, the 30-year-old defender played 63 games, in which he scored six goals and provided 15 assists. In the 2024 Gagarin Cup, Yarullin played 14 games, in which he scored 4 (1 + 3) points.

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“Admiral” got Jack Rodewald

The admiral signed a contract with striker Jack Rodewald. According to the press service of the Vladivostok club, the agreement with the 30-year-old Canadian forward is valid until the end of the 2024/2025 season.

The new season will be Jack’s third in the KHL. Previously, the Canadian, who can play both in the center and on the wing, represented Kunlun Red Star. In his debut year in the KHL he scored 27 (12 + 15) points in 52 games. Last season he moved to Traktor, with which he reached the semi-finals of the Gagarin Cup. In total, last season the Canadian played 59 games, scoring 21 (8+13) points and five more in the playoffs.

In total, the Canadian forward played 125 games in the KHL, in which Rodewald scored 53 points, scored 22 goals and gave 31 assists.

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Vancouver coach takes Russia example

Vancouver Canucks head coach Rick Tocquette said that in his work he uses the experience of the best Russian teams.

“I give our coaches the task of watching the three best Russian teams and understanding what they are doing, what we can learn without sacrificing our defensive play. This is what I mean when I talk about personal improvement. Good coaches dig deep to understand where they can improve,” the Canucks Army website quoted Tocchet as saying.

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Puck Henry
Puck Henry
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