Khimik offers Peter Bondra a contract
Peter Bondra (#12)
In what is being billed by the Russian media as a possible "farewell tour" for the faded Slovak superstar, the Russian site Чемпионат.ру, citing "Slovak sources", announced earlier today that Russian Super League team Khimik Mytische (Moscow region) has offered Peter Bondra a one-year contract. The story has since been picked up by allhockey.ru and football-hockey.ru.
Born in Ukraine, U.S.S.R., but a Slovak in heritage and in citizenship, the 39-year-old Bondra played in 37 games for the Chicago Blackhawks this past season, collecting 14 points (5g, 9a). A nine-time 30-goal scorer with the Washington Capitals, Bondra has scored 503 goals in his 17-year NHL career.