– Nikita Soshnikov wanted to return to North America, and we had such a task with him, – Milstein told . “We worked on the market, and in the end, the choice fell on the New York Islanders. Because Nikita worked well with Lou Lamorello in the Toronto Maple Leafs. And now Lamorello, as the general manager of the Islanders, who knows the player inside out, has signed a contract with Soshnikov. The agreement is unilateral. Nikita will join the team in New York tomorrow.
– Now is a tough time in the NHL – veterans are filling out contracts in droves, even middle-aged hockey players can’t get an option in North America. How many of your players are blocked?
All my clients have signed new contracts. The only one is Canadian tough guy Curtis Gabriel, who got an offer from the Florida Panthers. But he decided the day before yesterday to end his career at the age of 29.
Soshnikov, 28, played for CSKA and Avangard last season, scoring 16 (4+12) points in 33 games and adding 8 (5+3) points in 13 playoff games.
Source : MatchTV