“Do you want to be an NHL player right now?” Komarov’s agent told how his client signed a contract with Buffalo

hockey agent Dan Milstein representing the interests of Russian defender Vsevolod Komarov, told that the news of the contract with the NHL Sabers club was a pleasant surprise for the hockey player.

bison sabers On May 25, he signed a three-year rookie contract with 19-year-old Komarov.

A native of Chelyabinsk, he played the last two seasons for the Quebec Remparts team in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (LHJMQ), with which he won the league this season. Buffalo selected Komarov in the fifth round of the 2022 NHL Draft, 134th overall.

— We have been cooperating with Vsevolod for four years. At the family council, a clear decision was made that the guy would grow in North America. Two years ago, Komarov entered the Canadian Junior League draft and we agreed with Patrick Roy. He knows the Russians well – he also coached Alexander Radulov, Mikhail Grigorenko, for a short time – Nikita Kucherov… Vsevolod specifically went to Rua in Quebec, and in 2021 the Remparts picked him in the draft at number 31 , Milshtein told .

– Everyone thought we wanted to wish Seva a successful performance in the Memorial Cup. But during the call, I ask, “Vsevolod, do you want to be an NHL player? Do you want to be an NHL player right now? And then Buffalo offers him a contract, and Komarov signs him live, the agent added.

Buffalo previously signed Russian defenseman Nikita Novikov and forward Viktor Neuchev to a three-year rookie contract.

Source : MatchTV

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