Artemy Panarin with a prize for the best rookie season in the NHL

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MOSCOW, April 4. /TASS/. Russian hockey player “Chicago” Artemiy Panarin is dissatisfied with the decision of the National hockey League (NHL) not to pause in the tournament for the Olympic games 2018 in Pyeongchang. He declared it on air of TV channel “Match TV”.

On Monday, the NHL announced that there will be pause in the regular championship of a season-2017/18, that will not allow League players to play the Games in 2018.

“I understand why this happens, maybe it’s finances, the League is not very profitable. I’m not quite satisfied with the decision of the NHL. Me as a player who has never been to the Olympics, I want to participate in it. If I don’t, it will be a shame,” said Panarin.

In the current NHL season. held in the “Chicago” 79 matches, scoring 72 points (29 goals, 43 assists) .