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Kevin Cheveldayoff, General Manager of the Winnipeg Jets Hockey Club, has issued the following statement today in regards to the signing of Alexander Burmistrov by Ak Bars Kazan of the KHL:
“Through our conversations and correspondence with Alex and his agent, it became apparent Alex had a desire to continue his development as a young player in the KHL. He remains a very talented player within the Jets organization and we will continue to monitor his progress and development going forward.”
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Winnipeg Jets center Alexander Burmistrov has signed a two-year deal with Ak Bars Kazan of Russia's Kontinental Hockey League.
The 21-year-old had just four goals and six assists in 44 NHL games last season, and fell out of favor with the Jets. He was a restricted free agent this summer and the Jets retain his NHL rights.
Burmistrov is a native of Kazan, Russia. He played one...
Finally, I can say that the Jets are rid of their biggest distraction: Alexander Burmistrov.
Yeah, go ahead and say that the fact the Jets haven't made the playoffs since their relocation to Atlanta is their biggets distraction, but on ice and off ice, Alexander Burmistrov's attitude and work ethic was pitiful and juvenile to say the least.
In 194 games with the Atlanta...
Whether it was the extension given to the head coach or the player was simply resigned to move away from the NHL after a tough last season on his entry level deal- the simple reality is the Winnipeg Jets lost a player they could ill afford to lose.
Today it has been anounced that the rumours are true and Alexander Burmistrov has signed a 2 year deal in the KHL with AK Bars. So...
Chris Chelios won the last of his three Norris Trophies as the NHLs best defenseman back in 1996. The award was presented to him in Toronto during the NHL Awards Show, and I was there to cover the event.
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Chris Chelios never expected to make it to the NHL, let alone into the Hockey Hall of Fame.
There is no reason in the world that I should have made it as a hockey player, Chelios told me a few years ago. I grew up in Chicago on the south side, and no one else had ever made it in the NHL from that area in Chicago because theres not a lot of money there.
I moved to California when...
#Jets F Alexander Burmistrov signed 2-year contract with #AkBars of #KHL — Igor Eronko (@IgorEronko) July 8, 2013 Burmistrov was drafted 8th overall in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft by the Atlanta Thrashers. He had just finished off a three year entry level contract with the Jets. Burmistrov had just 10 points in 44 games during the lockout-shortened campaign and was made a [...]
Chris Chelios, back when he played for he Blackhawks. Photo: Sports Illustrated/CNN At the end of a long professional sports career, a common question asked of a retiring athlete is “Which team did you like playing for the most?”, or some such variation. Defenseman Chris Chelios, a Chicago, Ill. native who enjoyed a superbly successful NHL career that spanned 27 years, played...
The name Chris Chelios brings smiles to millions of American hockey fans and if you talk to anyone that was around when he donned the cardinal and white sweater you're libel to find a smile staring back at you. Chelios was named to the University of Wisconsin Hall of Fame in 2011 and now he's got a much bigger honor in front of him.
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On Tuesday afternoon, the 2013 Class of Hockey Hall of Fame inductees was announced. Former Chicago Blackhawks captain Chris Chelios, who was voted in on his first ballot, will be joined by Brendan Shanahan, Scott Niedermayer, Geraldine Heaney and Fred Shero. … Continue reading →The post Chris Chelios Leads Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2013 appeared first on Committed Indians.