On the evening of December 27, the press service of HC Sochi reported that the club had signed an agreement with 21-lazy SKA forward Ivan Morozov and terminated the contract with 26-year-old defender Ivan Mishchenko. The club said that cooperation with the defender was terminated by mutual agreement. The hockey player received a lucrative offer from one of the contenders for the Gagarin Cup. Mishchenko played 41 matches for the Leopards, in which he scored 18 points with a utility coefficient of “-9”.
Former SKA striker Ivan Morozov joined the Southerners until April 30, 2022. The promising hockey player played for the St. Petersburg club for four seasons. In the current championship, the athlete played 17 games, in which he scored 8 points. In addition, Morozov is one of the candidates for a trip to the Olympic Games next year.
“On the final day of exchanges, we managed to significantly strengthen the team’s center line. Good centers are now in the League in the maximum deficit, and the Leopards are joined by a striker who has vast international experience at the age of 21. For example, in the spring of 2021, only frosts from the entire youth team got into the application of the Russian national team for the championship in Latvia. There he perfectly demonstrated his capabilities. The forward has 58.4% of face-offs won this season. Undoubtedly, his arrival will help us to improve the game on the spot, ”said Aleksey Badyukov, deputy general director of HC Sochi for hockey operations.
Source From: MK