Filatov To KHL, Again
To no surprise former 6th overall pick Nikita Filatov is heading back to Russia for the second time in his short career. The Senators announced on Monday that they have loaned the young forward to CSKA Moscow of the KHL.
Filatov was traded to Ottawa this past summer (for a 3rd round pick) from Columbus after showing no interest in playing in the AHL. According to scouting reports, he also had no interest in learning the defensive aspects of the game. It’s too bad; offensively he was once compared to a “cross between Ilya Kovalchuk and Maxim Afinogenov.
At just 21 years of age, I’m sure another hockey club desperate for offense will take a chance on him somewhere down the road. Until then though, he’ll do nothing to shed the “enigmatic” label that has been stamped on many Russian hockey players.
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