Six SKA players have been called up to the senior Russian national team for the upcoming 2019 Karjala Cup in Finland - the first stage of the Euro Hockey Tour.
Goalkeeper Alexander Samonov, defensemen Yaroslav Dyblenko and Artyom Zub and forwards Dmitry Kagarlitsky, Artyom Shvets-Rogovoy and Anton Burdasov have been summoned to the team. The competition will take place between the 7th and 10th of November.
Goalkeepers: Igor Bobkov (Avangard), Ivan Bocharov (Dynamo Moscow), Alexander Samonov (SKA).
Defensemen: Artyom Blazhievskiy (CSKA), Yaroslav Dyblenko, Artyom Zub (both SKA), Ivan Mishchenko (Admiral), Rushan Rafikov, Nikita Cherepanov (both Lokomotiv), Kamil Fazylzyanov (Ak Bars), Artyom Sergeev (Salavat Yulaev), Damir Sharipzyanov (Neftekhimik), Igor Ozhiganov (Ak Bars).
Forwards: Sergei Shumakov, Kirill Semyonov (both Avangard), Anton Slepyshev, Pavel Karnaukhov, Konstantin Okulov (all CSKA), Dmitry Kagarlitsky, Anton Burdasov, Artyom Shvets-Rogovoy (all SKA), Alexander Kadeikin, Nikita Soshnikov (both Salavat Yulaev), Pavel Kudryavtsev, Denis Alexeev (both Lokomotiv), Damir Zhafyarov (Torpedo), Alexei Makeev (Vityaz), Pavel Poryadin (Neftekhimik).
Yaroslav Askarov, Danila Galenyuk, Grigory Gryaznov, Kirill Marchenko and Alexei Tsyplakov will represent Russia U20 at the Four Nations in Finland, while Vasily Podkolzin, Nikita Zorkin, Timur Ibragimov, Ivan Morozov and Danil Savunov will prepare to compete at the 2019 Canada Russia Series in North America. Goalkeeper Alexei Melnichuk will play at the Germany Cup for the Russian Olympic national team.