News Notes Tomorrow!
So, what with the NHL draft going on this evening and all, the Weekly News Notes will be delayed until tomorrow. The first round of the draft saw four Russian players selected by NHL teams, with two of them coming from North American junior teams and the other two from teams associated with the KHL. The four are:
D Ivan Provorov (Brandon Wheat Kings, WHL, and pictured above), taken at #7 by the Philadelphia Flyers.
F Denis Guryanov (Ladia Tolyatti, MHL-A), taken at #12 by the Dallas Stars.
F Yevgeny Svechnikov (Cape Breton Screaming Eagles, QMJHL), taken at #19 by the Detroit Red Wings.
G Ilya Samsonov (Stalnye Lisy Magnitogorsk, MHL-A), taken at #22 by the Washington Capitals.
Svechnikov has a truly fascinating backstory, and we’ll get to that tomorrow as well!