Russian hockey player said goodbye to the NHL club 08:12

Russian hockey player Nikita Zadorov said goodbye to the Calgary Flames after transferring to the Vancouver Canucks. He wrote this on Instagram (its owner, Meta, is known as an extremist and is banned in Russia).

Thank you, Calgary, for an unforgettable two and a half years filled with incredible memories, incredible people, loyal fans and the warmth of an incredible city. “You will always have a special place in our hearts,” the defender wrote.

On December 1, Calgary traded Zadorov to Vancouver. In exchange, the Flames received a third-round pick in the 2026 NHL Entry Draft from Vancouver and a fifth-round pick in the 2024 NHL Entry Draft that the Canucks originally acquired from the Chicago Blackhawks.

This season, 28-year-old Zadorov played in 21 matches and recorded six points (one goal and five assists) with an average of -6 points in these matches.

Zadorov has been playing in the National Hockey League since 2013. The defender has been playing in Calgary since 2021. He also defended the colors of the Chicago, Colorado Avalanche and Buffalo Sabers at various times.

Last season, the Russian player played 82 matches in the regular season and scored 14 goals and 8 assists.

Previously Russian hockey player reputed November’s first star in the NHL.



Source: Gazeta

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