On the 24th of September forward Vladimir Tarasenko became an SKA player. He returned to Saint Petersburg from the NHL club St. Louis Blues.
In 2008-2012, Tarasenko had played for HC Sibir from Novosibirsk. After his very first season, he was nominated for “the best rookie of the season” award. In the 2011-2012 season, he was invited to participate in the KHL All-Star game, but an injury prevented him from doing it.
Vladimir Tarasenko has already played for SKA in the end of the last season – in 30 games the forward recorded 25 points.
Tarasenko is a 2011 World Junior Championship gold medalist, a 2009 U-18 World Championship silver medalist. He was drafted by St. Louis Blues 16th overall in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.