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MOSCOW, 8 Jul – Russian Alexander Georgiev will be the main goaltender of the Colorado Avalanche in the new season of the National Hockey League (NHL), said the club’s general manager Joe Sakic.
Georgiev moved to the Colorado from the New York Rangers in a trade on Thursday. He was a substitute goalkeeper for the Blueshirts, which was the reason for his request for a trade.
“Georgiyev will be the main goalkeeper, which is why we made a deal. The team considers Pavel Francouz an excellent substitute goalkeeper and a person whom the coach can trust to play 30-40 matches. I think Georgiev and Francouz will be a wonderful duet,” Sakika was quoted by The Athletic as saying.
Georgiev is 26 years old. In Russia, he represented the Resurrection Khimik, since 2017 he has been playing in the Rangers system. On account of his 129 NHL games, he scored 58 wins, held eight meetings “to zero” and on average reflected 90.8% of shots. In the past regular season, Georgiev played for the club in 33 games, conceding an average of 2.92 goals and reflecting 89.8% of shots.
Last season, Colorado won the Stanley Cup by beating the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-2 in the final series.