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 25.
Forward “Montreal” Byron helped save the pilot of a seaplane that crashed into the lake
Montreal Canadiens forward Paul Byron has been involved in a rescue operation after a seaplane crashed into the water on Lake Lac de Sable in the Canadian province of Quebec, RDS reports.
The hockey player and his family were fishing near the scene. The first to come to the rescue was a bystander of the crash, who rode a jet ski on the lake, after which Byron and his relatives joined him.
Byron himself declined to comment on what happened out of respect for the victim, but then wrote on social networks that the real hero of this rescue operation is the driver of the jet ski, who was the first to arrive on the scene and unfasten the pilot’s seat belt before he was evacuated to land.
SKA announced the transfer of Dmitry Yashkin
The hockey club SKA has signed a contract with the Czech striker of Russian origin Dmitry Yashkin, according to the official telegram channel of the army team. The agreement will be valid until April 30, 2023.
Yashkin played in the National Hockey League for the Arizona Coyotes last season. He appeared in 12 regular season games and provided one assist. Then the striker was seriously injured and did not go out on the ice until the end of the season.
Before leaving for North America, Yashkin played for Dynamo Moscow in the KHL. He has 137 (77+60) points in 133 matches. In the 2020/2021 season, the striker became the league’s top scorer with 38 goals.
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Indrasis left the KHL without terminating the contract with Spartak and without paying compensation
As it became known to the “Championship”, the Latvian striker Mix Indrashis moved to the German club “Schwenninger Wild Wings”, having a valid contract with Moscow “Spartak”.
The Latvian hockey player previously signed an agreement with Muscovites for a period of one season in the amount of 17 million rubles. According to the KHL regulations, upon termination at the initiative of the player, he had to pay 1/3 of the contract (approximately 5.61 million rubles), but nothing of the kind was done.
Earlier, Indrasis, after public pressure in Latvia, announced on social networks that he would not go to play in Russia.
Spartak is outraged by the actions of Indrashis and counts on the support of the KHL and the FHR
Pekka Rinne named goalkeeping coach for Finnish youth team
Legendary Finnish goalkeeper Pekka Rinne will work for the Finnish Ice Hockey Federation and will start working as a goalkeeping coach for the Finnish youth team in November, Iltalehti reports. Thus, Rinne will not be part of the coaching staff of the Finnish youth team at the MFM-2022, which will be held in August in Edmonton.
Rinne retired after the end of the 2020/2021 season. He played 683 NHL regular season games for the Nashville Predators (a record for a Finnish goaltender in the NHL) and played another 89 Stanley Cup games. In 2018, he received the NHL’s Best Goaltender Award, the Vezina Trophy.
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Spartak confirmed the signing of a contract with the best defender-scorer of the AHL playoffs
Moscow “Spartak” on the official website announced the signing of a contract with American defender Joey Keane. The agreement with the player is for one year.
Last season, the 23-year-old hockey player scored 45 (8+37) points in 80 games for the Chicago Wolves, winning the AHL’s main trophy, the Calder Cup, and also became the top scorer in the playoffs. In addition, he has one NHL game to his credit for the Carolina Hurricanes.
Kaprizov’s contract was in the top 10 best NHL contracts according to The Athletic
The Athletic has compiled a list of the top 10 player contracts in the National Hockey League. The Russian striker of the Minnesota Wild Kirill Kaprizov got into the top.
Forward “savages” put in 10th place. The hockey player’s agreement will be valid for another four years, for each of which Kaprizov will receive $ 9 million.
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The Athletic put Colorado Avalanche defenseman Cale Makar in first place (five years, $9 million per season), and Boston Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy second (eight years, $9.5 million per season). The top three was closed by the captain of the Edmonton Oilers Connor McDavid (four years, $ 12.5 million).
1. Cale Makar – Colorado Avalanche: Five years, $9 million per season
2. Charlie McAvoy – Boston Bruins: eight years, $9.5 million per season;
3. Connor McDavid – Edmonton Oilers: Four years, $12.5 million per season
4. Brad Marchand – Boston Bruins: Three years, $6.1 million per season
5. Johnny Gaudreau – Columbus Blue Jackets: seven years, $9.8 million per season;
6. Roman Yosi – Nashville Predators: six years, $9.1 million per season;
7. Adam Fox – New York Rangers: Seven years, $9.5 million per season
8. Auston Matthews – Toronto Maple Leafs: Two years, $11.6 million per season
9. Miro Heiskanen – Dallas Stars: seven years, $8.5 million per season;
10. Kirill Kaprizov – Minnesota Wild: Four years, $9 million per season