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Sunday, May 06, 2007

Jan Marek re-signs with Metallurg

Jan Marek (in white), Metallurg Magnitogorsk

Sport Express announced earlier this weekend that Russian Super League champs Metallurg Magnitogorsk have re-signed Czech forward Jan Marek, their leading scorer last season.

Marek posted 24 goals and 39 assists for 63 points in 62 games last season. Metallurg had already signed their second-leading scorer and Marek's linemate, Nikolai Kulemin (37 goals in 69 games), one month earlier.

It was also announced in Sport Express yesterday that Montreal Canadiens forward Alexander Perezhogin has signed with Salavat Yulayev Ufa of the Russian Super League.

If anyone is wondering where the heck "Ufa" is and wants to see a map, click here.


Blogger Brushback said...


TSN (via the Montreal Gazette) made the announcement of Perezhogin's signing official today:

The Montreal Gazette reports that Alexander Perezhogin has signed a contract with Salavat Yulayev Ufa in the Russian Super League.

Perezhogin's agent Don Meehan told the paper that Perezhogin will net $1.7 million U.S.

"That works out to about $3.4 million gross in the NHL and it's unlikely the Montreal Canadiens could match that," Meehan told the Gazette.

Perezhogin earned $627,000 last season.

5/8/07, 12:23 PM

Blogger Jes said...

Jan Marek is too old to begin the training, as Yoda would say. It's not easy being a shrimp in the NHL, and we saw how Jiri Dopita had trouble adjusting at an advanced age.

Marek had a chance, but I guess he likes the Russian oil money. I'm quite shocked, honestly, that he did so well in Russia. 1-dimensional offensive-minded Czecho-Slovaks don't usually fare well in that environment.

5/9/07, 1:41 AM


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