As you have probably already guessed from the title, this article is about the players of the Kontinental Hockey League, who plan on moving to another club in this unstable time. We are constantly tracking the most interesting events in order to share them with our readers. So, first things first.
Alexander Popov, a 39-year old CSKA forward, a veteran of Russian hockey, is planning to return to his native club Avangard Omsk. Alexander had been a part of Avangard for 17 years (1999-2016). After 18 professional seasons with Avangard, Popov opted to leave as a free agent and signed a contract with CSKA Moscow. However, his contract with the “army” will end on April 30, 2020. Meanwhile, Avangard President Maxim Sushinsky wants the forward back where he belongs. That is definitely logical and interesting.
Another forward Dmitry Kagarlitsky, who performs for SKA St. Petersburg, didn’t really fit the club. Previously Dmitry had played for Dynamo Moscow. So, despite the fact that his contract with SKA was signed in 2019 for three years, Kagarlitsky will likely return to Moscow club.
Sergei Mozyakin, an Olympic champion of 2018 and all-time captain of Metallurg Magnitogorsk, who dedicated 9 years of his career to the club, eventually left it. Salavat Yulaev Ufa was the first club to show interest in the legendary captain. As the matter of fact, Salavat was left without Likus Omark, a Swedish forward. That is why the management of the club is actively looking for a good replacement.
Also, it is worth mentioning that there is a serious “war” going on among some of the KHL clubs for Vyacheslav Voynov, a defense in Avangard Omsk, whose 1-year contract ends in July 2020. Certainly, Avangard wants to keep the brilliant player. However, Voynov is being eyed by such clubs as Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg and Spartak Moscow. Let’s wish Vyacheslav to make the right decision for his future career.
Nigel Dawes, a Canadian winger, played for Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg. But now, when his contract is over, it is possible that we will see him in Dynamo Moscow. Besides, there is an opinion that Barys from Kazakhstan can make an offer, which will be rather understandable, given the fact that Nigel had played for Barys for 7 seasons (2011-2018). He even managed to acquire the Kazakhstani citizenship, which made him eligible to play for Kazakhstan national team.
So far, that is the news. Our team will keep you updated. Stay with us!