Nikita Zaitsev: “I’m not tired of the NHL. I just decided that there had to be a new stage in my life.”

Nikita Zaitsev: “I’m not tired of the NHL. I just decided that there had to be a new stage in my life.”

SKA Defender Nikita Zaitsev In an interview with , he said that he felt great pleasure in performing abroad, but that now it was time to count on stability and take care of his family.

THURSDAY SKA announced the signing of a four-year contract with Zaitsev.

In the 2023/24 season, the hockey player played 38 games with Chicago in the regular season of the National Hockey League (NHL), scoring two goals and providing five assists. Previously, Zaitsev played in the NHL for Toronto and Ottawa, and in Russia he played for Sibir and CSKA.

— You probably had options in the NHL, but why did you decide to come to the KHL?

– Actually, there are several reasons. First of all, family. The children are now in Russia and go to school. Anyway, we sat down as a family, discussed it and made this decision. I didn’t want to wait for options in the NHL or sign a contract for one year. I needed stability.

—Aren’t you tired of America?

– I can’t say that. And I’m not tired of the NHL. It’s a tough championship, but I had a lot of fun playing in it. Now I just decided that a new stage should begin in my life, “Zaitsev told .

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Source : MatchTV

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