The transfer window is still open in the KHL, so there are plenty of interesting deals. In addition to Russian hockey players, high-class foreigners come to the league, which cannot but rejoice. We are talking about the main transitions that have taken place in the Continental League over the past week.
n. Alexander Radulov – from Dallas to Ak Bars
Finally, the epic ended with the transfer of Alexander Radulov to Ak Bars. As soon as the free agent market opened in the NHL, and Radulov’s contract with Dallas ended, the Russian striker officially signed a two-year agreement with the Bars. Despite his considerable age, the striker will be an excellent reinforcement for the team of Oleg Znarok.
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n. Roman Starchenko – from Barys to Spartak
Until recently, Roman Starchenko played in the KHL in only one club. In recent years, the Kazakhstani hockey player was the captain of the team at Barys, but after 14 seasons, Roman decided to change the situation and move to Spartak. I wonder how the age striker will prove himself in the capital of Russia. Experienced hockey players after the departure of Sergei Shirokov will definitely not interfere with Spartak.
n. Taylor Beck – from Dynamo (Minsk) to Sibir
Beck is well aware of the realities of the KHL, the Canadian has been playing in the league for a long time. Beck definitely spent his best season in Avangard, when he gave out a chic playoff and looked great in the majority. In Metallurg and Dynamo Minsk, the North American also played leading roles. In “Siberia” this striker is very much counted on. In the future, the parties are interested in long-term cooperation, but for now they have concluded a one-year agreement.
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h. Zakhar Arzamastsev – from Kladno to Spartak
Having played in Europe in the same team with Jaromir Jagr, defender Zakhar Arzamastsev made the right decision to return to Russia. In Spartak, they don’t pay much now, removing the main income into the bonus part, but the hockey player will have a great chance to prove himself. After leaving Salavat, the player’s career began to decline, much did not work out in Avtomobilist, it was time to return to the previous level.
n. Anthony Louis – from Texas to Barys
Barys knows how to find strong legionnaires in the North American market. This time, the leadership of the Kazakh club brought forward Anthony Louis to the KHL, who had a good reputation in the Dallas system. If the striker performs well in Nur-Sultan, Barys will be able to make decent money on his further transfer to another club.
h. Fredrik Klasson – from Tampa to CSKA
In Tampa, with a still eminent defensive line, it was difficult for the Swedish defense player to break into the main team. CSKA led Klasson for a long time and was finally able to get him into their ranks. For the KHL and the army team, this is a successful transfer. It seems that Sergei Fedorov will use Fredrik in the top 4 defense and put him in special teams.
n. Maxim Mamin – from Florida to CSKA
It was in connection with the return of Maxim Mamin from Florida to CSKA that the forward Anatoly Golyshev, who extended the agreement with Avtomobilist, was not in the army club system. Mamin is perfectly familiar with the army system, he does not need to get used to the requirements in the team. Big prospects in “Florida”, unlike CSKA, Maxim definitely did not have.
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in. Amir Miftakhov – from Tampa to Ak Bars
Bilyalov and Miftakhov should make up the Ak Bars goalkeeper duo for next season. The main thing is that injuries should be avoided, especially in the case of Timur. Miftakhov would not be able to play in the main team of Tampa in the near future, and in Kazan he would have a great chance to beat Bilyalov. On top of that, the “leopards” will clearly claim to win the Gagarin Cup, and the fight for the trophy is also an important aspect.
n. Josh Ho-Sang – Islanders to Salavat Yulaev
Rumor has it that Ho-Seng has a difficult character and some conflicts may arise in the locker room of Salavat Yulaev. But it is unlikely that a legionnaire who first came to the KHL (he never made it to Kunlun at the time), who received a good salary, will behave inappropriately. Ho-Sang is a cool foreigner in terms of play. The main thing that will be expected from him is goals and assists. Ho-Sang played last season with the Toronto Marlies and was remembered in the NHL for the Islanders.
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n. Eric O’Dell – in “Dynamo” (Moscow)
After a series of the first round of the last playoff with Severstal, forward O’Dell decided to leave the team for well-known reasons, but now the Canadian has returned to the Moscow club. The striker was accepted back with pleasure, as Eric is good at playing face-offs, and in general he is a high-class hockey player. Considering that serious changes have taken place in the composition of Dynamo, such hockey players will definitely not interfere with the coaching staff of Alexei Kudashov.
n. Andrey Altybarmakyan – from Rockford to HC Sochi
In Sochi, after the exchange of rights from SKA, one of the main jokers and merry fellows of the KHL, striker Andrey Altybarmakyan, returned. In North America, Andrey obviously sat out, it was time to return to where you are trusted. Andrey Nazarov, who knows how to work well with young hockey players, Altybarmakyan will progress and benefit the team. All parties were satisfied with this transfer.