SKA Hockey Club and HC Salavat Yulaev Ufa have agreed on a trade. Defenseman Dinar Khafizullin is joining Salavat, while forward Mikhail Vorobyov is moving to SKA.
Dinar moved to SKA from Vityaz Podolsk in the 2013/2014 season, subequently twice winning the KHL Gagarin Cup with our team and the Russian championship on one occasion. He holds the record for all-time SKA appearances among defensemen (396) and the highest amount of assists among players of his position (86). Overall, he registered 111 points for SKA.
HC SKA thanks Dinar for his efforts with our club, wishing him luck for the future!
Mikhail Vorobyov was born on 5 January 1997 in Salavat, Bashkortostan, Russia. He is a centre forward, standing 190 centimeters tall and weighing 93 kilograms. In April 2017, Mikhail joined the Philadelphia Flyers system in the NHL, before subsequently returning to Salavat Yulaev in the 2020/2021 campaign. He has tallied 27 (10+17) points in 111 KHL appearances. With the junior Russian national team, he claimed a bronze medal at the World Junior Championship and dished out more assists than anyone else at the competition.