Russian NHL Prospects In The News

By Eugene Belashchenko





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07/10/02

New Jersey Devils
prospect
Anton
Kadeikin
signed a 3 year contract with the Devils and will
report to the team in late July.   The financial terms of
the contract were not disclosed.

07/08/02

Colorado Avalanche
prospect Yuri Babenko signed a two year contract with Dynamo
Moscow.  It is unlikely that the contract will interfere if Babenko earns a spot on Avalanche’s roster in the upcoming training
camp. 

07/08/02

Washington Capitals
prospect

Alexander Syemin
signed a contract with Lada Togliatti of the
Russian Super League.

07/08/02

Nashville Predators
prospect Alexander Krevsun lost consciousness during a 10km
track and died later that day due to a brain hemorrhage.  
Alexander was just 22 years old. 

07/08/02

St. Louis Blues
prospect

Alexei Shkotov
and 2003 NHL Entry Draft prospect
Nikolai Zherdev
are currently practicing with HC CSKA Moscow.  Zherdev was
widely expected to transfer to Ak Bars Kazan, which tendered him a
lucrative offer.  

06/28/02

Los Angeles Kings
prospect Yevgeniy Fedorov does not appear to be attending Los
Angeles Kings training camp this summer.  The player will
likely remain with Ak Bars Kazan. 

06/28/02

Dallas Stars
defensive prospect Alexei Komarov signed a two way contract
with the Stars and will attend the team’s training camp. 
Alexei spent the past season with Spartak Moscow and is one of the
tallest players in the game standing at 6’6.

06/26/02

For many New Jersey
Devils prospect
Anton
Kadeikin
was one of the biggest surprises of the 2002 NHL Entry
draft when he was drafted 51st overall while not being ranked by the CSB.  For this achievement, Anton earns the Player of The Week
award.