Athletistic / Hockey. Advisor to the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Spartak Valery Kamensky commented on the transfer of striker Ilya Kovalchuk to the Moscow club. According to Kamensky, the transfer to Spartak was the player’s initiative.

“Ilya himself contacted the club and was eager to return to Spartak. And we were very happy about this, because such a great player would definitely benefit the team.

There have been many stories in sports where a veteran, with huge experience behind him, came to the team and instilled a winning spirit into it. Such a person is needed in the locker room, on the ice and in the lives of young hockey players who still have time to play. So this is a big help for the coaching team,” Kamensky quotes RT in Russian.

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Kovalchuk took to the ice today, December 24, in the KHL match against Kunlun Red Star. The striker scored a goal and his team won with a score of 5:2.