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Sunday, August 12, 2007

Khimik Adds Ekman


Nils Ekman

Russian Super League team Khimik Mytische announced today that they have signed Swedish forward Nils Ekman to a one-year deal. Ekman has already joined the team's training camp in Switzerland, skating with the team yesterday.

Ekman, twice a 20-goal scorer for the San Jose Sharks ('05-'06, '03-'04) who also scored 30 goals for the Hartford Wolf Pack in '02-'03, played in Pittsburgh last season, posting 15 points (6g, 9a) in 34 games.

UPDATE 8/14/07 11:15am - Now Sport Express is reporting that the LA Kings' Jamie Heward has signed with SKA-St. Petersburg. I'm tacking this onto a two-day-old post instead of making a whole new post about it because basically, I just don't feel like it, plus I'm kinda bored.

5 Comments:

Blogger The Dark Ranger said...

...and now without a Russian League/NHL agreement, we may see more Russians signed to NHl contracts packing up and leaving. Again, we can thank our Great Commissioner for all of the good work. Despite this, I still think my Glen Sather will have Cherapanov made a Ranger after one-more year in the Russian league.

Hey...i didn't know Blueshirt Bulletin kicked you off....what is this Rangers heirarchy? Elitist Rangers Fans? We MUST fight back.

Ready for the fight.

The Dark Ranger

8/12/07, 9:06 PM

 
Blogger Brushback said...

Not that Blueshirt Bulletin isn't a very solid Rangers site, in my opinion.

All signs point to Cherepanov coming over next season, I'm sure.

8/12/07, 9:43 PM

 
Blogger The Dark Ranger said...

Agreed on both counts.

tdr

8/12/07, 11:02 PM

 
Blogger Chemmy said...

...and now without a Russian League/NHL agreement, we may see more Russians signed to NHl contracts packing up and leaving.

Oh no, the NHL is losing top flight talent like Alexei Yashin and Nils Ekman.

8/13/07, 10:30 AM

 
Blogger Brushback said...

^
Point taken-- a lot of these guys would be fighting to make an NHL team anyway, but the level of talent going back to Russia this season is definitely higher than it's ever been... so, will it keep going up and hurt the NHL eventually?

8/13/07, 11:05 PM

 

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