Nikita Gusev

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MOSCOW, July 14. /TASS/. Striker Nikita Gusev did not initially want to leave in the National hockey League (NHL), and therefore signed a new agreement with the St. Petersburg club of the Continental hockey League (KHL) SKA. About this TASS agent 25-year old player Alexander Black.

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On Friday, the winner of the Gagarin Cup last season, announced the signing of a contract with Gusev until the spring of 2019. The previous agreement of the player ended in April of the following year. In mid-June right striker in the NHL went from “Tampa Bay” to “Vegas”, which is the former striker SKA Vadim Shipachev.

“Initially he wasn’t going to go to the NHL, thinking that Nikita was not. Proposals were many, but underlying it was the desire to stay in Russia, given the Olympics, said Black. – We are impressed by the club, in which he plays .”

Last season, Gusev has played for SKA in the championship 57 games in which he scored 71 points (24 goals + 47 assists). In 18 games of the playoffs he scored 23 (7+16) points, becoming the top scorer of the club. Spring in the national team he won bronze at the world Cup, sharing with seven goals-the title of the best scorer in the tournament with the Swede William Nylander and compatriot Nikita by Kucerova.