SKA Hockey Club have signed an agreement with three forwards. Mikhail Maltsev is returning from New Jersey, Yakov Trenin is moving from Nashville and Dmitry Zavgordniy is joining from Calgary.
Yakov Trenin: 13
Dmitry Zavgorodniy: 83
Mikhail Maltsev: 63
Yakov Trenin was born on 13 January 1997 in Chelyabinsk, Russia. He stands 188 centimeters tall and weighs 91 kilograms. In his native country, Yakov played for Belie Medvedi and Traktor youth teams, moving to North America in the 2014/2015 season. He earned a bronze medal at the 2017 World Junior Championship. In the 2019/2020 campaign, Yakov competed in 32 AHL matches and registered 35 points, while also tallying six (2+4) points in 21 NHL games with the Nashville Predators.
Dmitry Zavgorodniy was born on 11 August 2000 in Omsk, Russia. He stands 174 centimeters tall and weighs 79 kilograms. In the past, he competed at the World U18 Championship and the Super Series. However, last year, he missed the World Junior Championship as a consequence of an injury. After the 2016/2017 season, Dmitry took the decision to move to North America after initially starting his career with Avangard Omsk. In the 2019/2020 campaign, he competed in 40 matches for Rimouski Oceanic in the QMJHL, tallying 67 (29+38) points.
Mikhail Maltsev was born on 12 March 1998 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. He stands 190 centimeters tall and weighs 97 kilograms. In 2014, Mikhail started his professional career after progressing through the SKA system, playing in both the MHL and VHL before he earned a chance with our senior team in the KHL in the 2017/2018 campaign. He won the 2017/2018 Kontinental Cup and the Russian championship bronze medal with SKA. In the KHL, Mikhail has played in 48 games for SKA, gaining 10 (2+8) points. Last season, he represented the Binghamton Devils in the AHL, earning 21 (11+10) points in 49 matches. Mikhail has also participated at the World Junior Championship with the Russian national team.