Athletistic/Hockey. Former “Dallas” forward Alexander Radulov, apparently, finally said goodbye to the NHL. The forward has signed a two-year deal with Ak Bars.

It is reported that the 35-year-old striker will receive 200 million rubles per season at the Kazan club, including bonuses.

In the 2021/22 season, Radulov played 71 games, scoring 22 (4+18) points with a utility indicator of -20.

In total, in the NHL, Alexander scored 144 goals in 524 games.

Here’s what American hockey fans are writing about Radulov on social media:

– You mean there wasn’t a single team in the NHL that would offer him at least a little more?

– He must ensure that the contract will be concluded in dollars or even in cryptocurrency. In rubles, this amount is meaningless.

– I wish Alexander all the best. I love him for the emotions he brings to the game.

– Radulov will forever be one of my favorite Dallas Stars players. He scored a large number of goals during the many years he spent with the team.

Thank you for everything Rads! You have a great shot and the best goal celebrations. I wish you success in the KHL.

– It seems that I will have to change my jersey with Radulov’s number for another one.

– The winning goal of the “Winter Classic” will forever be the warmest memory. Good luck Rads.

– In my opinion, Radulov is one of the best acquisitions of GM Jim Neill’s era. Too bad the technical staff did not manage to find the right use for it.

– Radulov did a great job for us. Sure, his stats this season were less than ideal, but he spent more than one season with the team. 294 games, 79 goals, 133 assists. Thanks for everything and good luck, Rads.

– No one appreciates a dropped puck as much as he does.

– I had a feeling that Radulov would leave Dallas, but not the NHL.

– The end of an era. We will miss you, Rads.

– At the current exchange rate in Russia, his salary should be only a few hundred euros per month.

– I do not understand why write here about the KHL. If I were a journalist, I wouldn’t talk about Russia at all.

– Great transfer! Next is Ovi. Let all these patriots go home already.

– I hope that for the next ten years they will only play between their own rednecks.

Tenho Laapoti:
– The KHL is becoming a “separate” oriental tournament, players that no one will see on the international stage for a long time.

– It’s good that the Russians are returning to their homeland.

– I hope their real salary will depend on the exchange rate.

– In his place, I would not go home, since the opportunity to return may not arise.

– In a weakened KHL, players like Radulov will always be the best, even if, in fact, there is almost no life left in them. But once they intended to compete with the NHL…well, maybe in the next life.

Ihana! :
– Tremendous. There the Russians would run a black rubber disc with each other and would soon be forgotten by the rest of the world.

– It would be interesting to know more details about the agreement. I can assume that with the money he will receive, in Russia you can’t even buy an old Lada anymore.

Remember that Radulov is double world champion in 2008 and 2009 (scorer of the winning goal in the final of the 2009 World Cup). Winner of the Gagarin Cup in 2011 as part of Ufa Salavat Yulaev.

At the age of 16, Radulov joined the club Dynamo Moscow. For two years, the novice athlete practiced in the second team. In the 2003/04 season, Alexander made his debut in the big leagues, he went on the ice only once a season, but this did not prevent him from leaving a positive impression of himself -even – even then, Radulov was accepted as one of the best hockey players in the team.

In mid-2004, Radulov decided to move to the NHL. He was selected 15th overall by the Nashville Predators in the draft.

In 2008, he signed an agreement with Salavat Yulaev’s club under the current contract with Nashville, this transition caused a big scandal between the NHL and the KHL. The incident prompted the conclusion in 2010 of a contract compliance memorandum to quickly provide information on the status of hockey players’ contracts and to rule out the possibility of signing a player with a valid contract.

On July 3, 2017, on the eve of his 31st birthday, he signed a five-year contract with the Dallas Stars for $31.25 million.

Andrei Lipatov, Sport.Ru