© / Alexander KondratyukHockey. KHL. Match “Tractor” – “Salavat Yulaev”
MOSCOW, 19 Jul – Ufa hockey club “Salavat Yulaev” on its website announced the termination of the contract with striker Viktor Tikhonov, who ended his playing career.
In early July, the wife of forward Evgeny posted a statement on the social network on behalf of the 34-year-old player, in which he announced his retirement. Later, the executive director of Salavat Yulaev, Alexander Kurnosov, said that the player had a contract registered in the Continental Hockey League (KHL) and the club was ready to file a complaint with the league’s disciplinary committee if Tikhonov did not appear at the club’s location within the agreed time.
It is noted that Salavat Yulaev settled all the nuances of terminating the contract, which was terminated by mutual agreement of the parties.
Viktor Tikhonov Jr. is the grandson and full namesake of coach Viktor Vasilyevich Tikhonov, who three times led the USSR national team to victory at the Olympic Games.
Last season, Tikhonov played 36 matches for Salavat Yulaev and scored 21 (8 goals + 13 assists) points. The player’s contract with the club was calculated until April 2023.
During his career, Tikhonov played a total of 535 games in the KHL, in which he scored 265 points (138 goals + 127 assists). He also played for Severstal (Cherepovets), SKA (St. Petersburg), with which he won the Gagarin Cup twice (2015, 2017), and Ak Bars (Kazan). In the National Hockey League (NHL), the Russian played 111 matches (11 goals + 11 assists), was a player of the Phoenix clubs https://rsport.ria.ru/Arizona and Chicago. He was selected 28th overall in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft by Phoenix.