MOSCOW, June 24. /TASS/. Russian striker Alexander Volkov was selected under the 48-room club “Tampa Bay” in the second round of the draft beginners National hockey League (NHL), which takes place in the American city of Chicago.
“St. Louis” took a chance: Klim Kostin received the last number of the first round of the NHL draft
Last season, the 19-year-old midfielder played in the Youth hockey League (MHL), speaking for the club “SKA-1946”, for which he played 20 games (including the playoffs) and scored 15 points (8 goals, 7 assists). In addition, the wolves played considering the playoffs in 23 matches in the Higher hockey League for the club “SKA-Neva”, which was marked with four goals and two assists.
Basically the “Tampa Bay” next season will be the four Russians – goalkeeper Andrey Vasilevsky, forwards Nikita Kucherov and Vladislav Namestnikov, as well as defender Mikhail Sergachev, exchanged from “Montreal” . In addition, the “Tampa” owned the rights to striker Nikita Gusev, but the club traded him in “Vegas”.
In the night of Saturday club “St. Louis” was chosen by 18-year-old Russian striker Klim Kostin on the 31st number in the first round of the draft, the ceremony took place at “United center” in Chicago.
Only in Chicago will host seven rounds of the draft. During the draft 30 clubs in the League and a rookie in the NHL, “Vegas” selected players born between 1 January 1997 and 15 September 1999. Also, the draft was approved hockey players born in 1996 are not from North America and saratovskie in the NHL in 2015, but have not signed a contract with the club.