Forward Vladimir Tkachyov, who has just signed for SKA, shared his expectations for the 2019/2020 season:
- I decided that the best option for my development was to stay in Russia at the moment. I am familiar with the set-up in SKA, from the training system to the demands. I know how great the support is at the stadium in Saint Petersburg, it's always nice to play inside a full arena. I also really like the city itself.
- What are your goals for the season?
- They are generally the same: become better and improve my level. I hope that by doing so, I can help the team win. I will do everything which depends on me. In Saint Petersburg, all the facilities are in place which are required to progress, the infrastructure is of the highest level. A lot of SKA players became players of the highest level. I'm sure that I can progress as a player here.
- Are you ready for the season?
- I have really missed ice hockey during the off-season. I want to join the team and begin training together. There is a little less than two months before the first match of the KHL regular season, it's important to be in good shape for it.