Detroit Red Wings offer Evgeny Ryasensky a contract (Photo © hcneftekhimik.ru)
Detroit Red Wings offered 23-years-old defenseman Evgeny Ryasensky a contract. As reported by Sovietskiy Sport, he will move to Detroit in September to skate at the Wings’ training camp.
Ryasensky is a physical player who likes to hit and has decent offensive abilities. He was a key part of Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk’s surprize run in the latest KHL playoffs, even if he didn’t score any point.
Later after the season he skated with Team Russia at the Swedish Hockey Games, the last stage of the Euro Hockey Tour, in which he was named tournament’s best defenseman, but he didn’t make the cut for the 2010 WC in Germany.
Ryasensky: “I’ve talked with my North American agent and through him Detroit offered me to play for them. And so in September I’ll go to the USA and report to the training camp. I think at the same time I’ll sign a contract with the team. I think that in the NHL I can grew up to my hundred percent, because of the small ice and the constant physical play – this fits my game. I’m not afraid of spending a part of the season in the AHL.”
Translation by RussianHockeyFans.com