Dmitry Yashkin: “We have a fairly similar background with Vanya Barbashev”

Czech striker”Ak Barca » Dmitry Yashkin in an interview with , he spoke about the overseas stage of his career, when he played for the same team with the Russian defender Ivan Barbaschev .

Yashkin and Barbashev played together for the St. Louis Blues NHL club from 2017 to 2018, and also received playing coaching with the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League. On February 26 of this year, Barbashev was traded to the Vegas Golden Knights, where he managed to win the second Stanley Cup (the first with the Blues).

– Were you surprised how Ivan Barbashev fit into the Vegas team, winning the second Stanley Cup of his career?

– I think our path with Vanya is quite similar. After all, I also started in the AHL, I also worked my way up. Barbashev came a few years later after me in the AHL, step by step he went to base St. Louis.

I am not at all surprised with the results. Ivan had a definite chance in Vegas. And you see, he used it perfectly.

– You are a similar type – a power forward who plays well in the top 6.

Yes, and we enjoyed playing together. We complemented each other perfectly, and Vanya provided me with programs perfectly,” Yashkin told .

Yashkin scored 62 (40+22) points in 67 games last season with SKA, adding 7 (5+2) points in 14 playoff games. At the KHL’s season-closing ceremony, the 30-year-old hockey player was recognized as the league’s most valuable player. On June 7, the Czech signed a three-year contract with Ak Bars.

Source : MatchTV

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