In hockey, the off-season continues on all fronts, but fans do not remain without interesting news even during this period. We present a digest of the main ones for July 19.
The official website of the NHL presented a list of the 11 best restricted free agents
The official website of the National Hockey League presented a list of the 11 best restricted free agents. Some of them may receive contract offers from other teams.
Goaltenders: Vitek Vanechek (New Jersey Devils, cap hit $716.7k), Jake Ettinger (Dallas Stars);
Defenseman: Noah Dobson (New York Islanders)
Forwards: Patrick Laine (Columbus Blue Jackets, $7.5 million), Matthew Tkachuk (Calgary Flames, $7 million), Pierre-Luc Dubois (Winnipeg Jets, $5 million), Jesper Bratt ( New Jersey Devils, $2.75 million), Andrew Manjapane (Calgary Flames, $2.425 million), Pavel Zaha (Boston Bruins, $2.25 million), Kaapo Kakko (New York Rangers) ), Jason Robertson (Dallas Stars).
Neftekhimik terminated the contract with the Czech defender Klok
“Neftekhimik” on the official website announced the termination of the contract with the Czech defender Lukasz Klok.
Last season, Klok became the team’s second scorer in the regular season, gaining 31 (5+26) points in 44 games. In the Gagarin Cup, he has four points (1+3).
“We have been in constant contact with Lukas over the past two and a half months. He had a great desire to continue his career in our team, especially since at the end of last year we signed a new contract with him for the next two seasons. He proved to be a true professional in his field. This was especially evident during playoff games.
However, at home, Lukash and his family were under strong psychological pressure. Together with him, until the last, we hoped that everything would be settled, calmed down. But, unfortunately, the pressure on him, including threats to his life and his family, does not stop to this day.
In this situation, the safety of the hockey player and his family is more important. Therefore, we came to an agreement to terminate the current contract with Klok. I emphasize that the rights to the player remain with our club. We hope that the situation will stabilize over time and Lukash will be able to return to us, ”Neftekhimik director Igor Larionov quotes the official website of the club.
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Klasson’s agent explained why the player chose CSKA Moscow
Hockey agent Alyosha Pilko commented on the situation with the transfer of Fredrik Klasson to CSKA Moscow.
“There really is nothing to discuss. He had no other options, it became clear even before the New Year.
Did he try to break the contract? The rules are simple: play or return the money. Breaking a contract is very expensive.
Criticism? We knew this was going to happen, but we also understood the whole situation, so there’s nothing you can do about it. In terms of hockey, it was the best thing that could happen, this is the biggest club in Europe.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: we’re not politicians, we play sports and we do what’s best for our hockey career. No one can judge us for this,” Expressen quotes Pilko.
John Gilmour, who left CSKA, will become a player of Minsk “Dynamo”
As it became known to the “Championship”, the former defender of CSKA John Gilmour will join the Minsk “Dynamo”. The Canadian defensive player will be under contract for two seasons.
Earlier, CSKA announced the termination of the agreement with Gilmour.
Salavat Yulaev announced the results of negotiations with Tikhonov, who ended his career
Hockey club “Salavat Yulaev” announced the settlement of the nuances of terminating the contract with striker Viktor Tikhonov. Earlier, the Russian striker announced that he was ending his career. He still had a year left on his contract.
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“Hockey club “Salavat Yulaev” thanks Viktor Tikhonov for his work.
After the end of the season, Victor decided to end his career. All the nuances of terminating the contract with the striker have been settled, the Salavat Yulaev hockey club and Viktor Tikhonov terminated the employment agreement by mutual agreement. We wish good luck and success to Viktor,” the message on the club’s official website reads.