from Paul Friesen of the Winnipeg Sun,
Winnipeg Jet Alexander Burmistrov high-tails it to the KHL, at age 21.
Ilya Kovalchuk says nyet to some 77 million New Jersey Devil dollars and retires from the NHL to play shinny in his homeland.
Russian big wheels talk openly about trying to lure three-time Hart Trophy winner Alex Ovechkin back to his old stomping grounds.
Winnipeg Jets head coach Claude Noel is downplaying any rift that may have existed between him and forward Alexander Burmistrov.
In his first public comments since Burmistrov left the Jets to play in Russia’s KHL, Noel shrugged off suggestions by Burmistrov’s agent that the relationship between the 21-year-old and his coach was a factor.
“He’s elected to change locations...
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...
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...
Via AP on Fox
July 08, 2013
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...
via the Jets' website,
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...
#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 [...]
There is no doubt that Alexander Burmistrov has been a frustrating player to Winnipeg Jets head coach Claude Noel in the Russian forward's still-brief NHL career. Rumors that Burmistrov wanted out of Winnipeg were rampant even before the 2013 trade deadline and have now gone public. The chances of Burmistrov wearing a Jets uniform are slim to none.
Nevertheless, based on a...
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It was reported today that Alexander Burmistrov, still on his NHL entry-level contract, had received a contract offer from KHL team AK Bars Kazan. A small twitter and media frenzy erupted in and around Winnipeg as official word from any party, most importantly the Winnipeg Jets or Burmistrov, was said.
Burmistrovâs agent who was contacted by Ted Wyman...