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Nikita Popugaev missed the entire last season when he was blogging. The 23-year-old hockey player returned to hockey in August this year, in Sochi he scored nine goals in 28 matches

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Forward of the club KHL “Sochi” Nikita Popugaev moved to SKA. About it reported on the website of the Petersburg club.

In return, Sochi received monetary compensation.

23-year-old Popugaev has played 28 matches this season and scored 14 (9+5) points. He is Sochi’s top scorer, who is in last place in the KHL standings with 16 points in 29 games.

Parrots is a graduate of CSKA. In the KHL, he also played for Amur, Dynamo Moscow and Neftekhimik. In the NHL, the hockey player was drafted in 2017 by the New Jersey Devils in the fourth round under the 98th overall number. The forward did not rise above the farm club in the AHL.

The hockey player missed the entire last season, he announced his retirement and was engaged in blogging, filming pranks. In August 2022, Popugaev signed a contract with Sochi.

SKA will play the next match on November 19 against Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk. The bookmaker’s office “Fonbet” accepts bets on the victory of SKA in regular time with a coefficient of 1.57, on the victory of “Neftekhimik” – 4.90, on a draw – 4.70.

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