the three nominees included Russian winger “new York Rangers” Artemiy Panarin, known in America by the nickname Bread. Our player scored 95 (32+63) points in 69 games.

in addition to the pros for a chance to win the prestigious award have German Leon Dreiseitl from Edmonton and another striker Nathan MacKinnon of the Colorado.

Note that the same three were among the nominees for a prize of North American League – “Ted Lindsay”, which is awarded by vote of the members of the NHL.

In an interview with the official website of the NHL, the 28-year-old Panarin has admitted that he was pleasantly surprised by this attention to his person.

– it Was very cool when I began to call friends and congratulate them on the nomination. For me as a professional athlete, playing in a League like the NHL, it is very important. While I will not hide – was surprised.

the question of our colleagues, Artemy if he could choose candidates for the “HART Trophy”, then he’d have to change the list of applicants, he replied that he would increase it to five persons:

– I would chose two more. I’m going to name Miku of Siberiada. I speak with him in one team and see how good it is. He was injured, so the guy could not show themselves in all their glory throughout the season. Well, would take the fifth your spine Patrick Kane of Chicago.

Recall that the “HART Trophy” is awarded to the NHL in 1924. Before the nomination Panarin of our title of most valuable player of the regular season was awarded to Sergei Fedorov, Nikita Kucherov, Evgeni Malkin and Alexander Ovechkin, which has three such prize.


Defender Alexander Alexeev, who played in the AHL for the club, “Hershey”, started in training camp, “Washington.” The Russians admitted that they are willing to work hard to fight for a place in the squad.

coach of the capital team Todd Rearden noted that he saw great potential of the Russian and the desire Alekseeva get the chance to gain a foothold among the recognized stars.

Recall that the “Washington” is called the most Russian team in the NHL.

as part of the club Shine, Alexander Ovechkin, Evgeny Kuznetsov and Dmitry Orlov.

in addition, your chance to become the main goalkeeper intends to use and Ilya Samsonov.