Former NHL and Team Russia center Alexei Zhamnov decided to lace them up again after more than three years of absence. The 39 years old from Moscow, Russia, spent the last seasons as KHL's Vityaz Chekhov General Manager.
This is what he declared to Sport-Express:
Zhamnov: "It's extremely unpleasant that they consider us guilty for the fight during the game against Avangard. It's not correct, and I want people to talk well about Vityaz. Therefore I decided to return on ice, but for now I will only train with the team so to understand my physical conditions. After this, probably, I will sign a contract with the club until the end of this season."
Alexei Zhamnov played a total of 807 NHL games, with 249 goals, 470 assists and 719 points. He spent 13 seasons in North America, with the Winnipeg Jets, Chicago Blackhawks, Philadelphia Flyers and Boston Bruins. He also played the NHL All-Star Game in the 2001-2002 season.