The KHL has a new president, according to Igor Eronko of Sport-Express, and it is a name familiar to NHL fans — especially those who root for the Pittsburgh Penguins (or perhaps the New Jersey Devils). Alexei Morozov will take over from Dmitry Chernyshenko, who stepped down earlier this year to take a job in Russian government.
Morozov, 42, played parts of seven seasons with the Penguins between 1997 and 2004, and he was famously named as the one shooter that Devils’ goaltender Martin Brodeur didn’t want to face on a breakaway. Morozov would return to Russia during the 2004 lockout and have an outstanding career that included two Gagarin Cup championships, two World Championship gold medals and a RSL championship.
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- The AHL is also close to naming new leadership, as Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports that a board of governors vote is scheduled for tomorrow. Friedman adds that Scott Howson, who currently serves as Edmonton Oilers vice president of player development, is likely to replace outgoing league president David Andrews. Howson has served in NHL front offices for more than two decades, including a period as GM of the Columbus Blue Jackets.
- Gavin Hockey Wealth Specialists reported Thursday that last week players were informed that 2017-18 hockey related revenue accounting has been finalized, with an escrow refund of 3.15 percent. As Frank Seravalli of TSN points out, given the original escrow collected was 11.5 percent, players were paid 91.65 percent of their published salaries.