Torpedo Atanasov forward: “I can already choose my own NHL club”

Attacker from Nizhny Novgorod “Torpedo » Vasily Atanasov in an interview with , he said that he would take into account the opinion of the team’s head coach Igor Larionov when it comes to picking an NHL team in the future.

Atanasov is among the top 7 scorers of the new season of the Fonbet KHL Championship; the 21-year-old striker has 12 (7+5) points in 11 matches.

— Do you have a chance of entering the 2024 NHL Draft? You were born in 2002.

— As I understand it, they cannot select me in the draft, because three attempts were spent. God grant it, but now I can choose my own NHL club.

— Do you think that one day you will be able to go to the North American league?

– Yes of course. I still have to think about the NHL. But even though I have a contract with Torpedo until 2025, I’m thinking about this KHL season.

— Igor Larionov’s advice might interest you: which club in North America is best to go to?

– Yes of course. Larionov’s opinion will have a lot of weight in my choice,” Atanasov told .

Atanasov joined the Nizhny Novgorod team before the start of last season; in 42 matches for Torpedo, he scored 14 points (9+5). The hockey player also helped the Chaika team win the MHL trophy, playing 12 games in the playoffs and scoring 15 points (10+5).

Watch Fonbet matches of the KHL championship on the channels of the Match holding company, as well as on the sites and

Source : MatchTV

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