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Three-time winner of the Gagarin Cup defender Emelin left Avangard

The Omsk club did not renew the contract with the 36-year-old defender. He has played for Avangard for the last four seasons.

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Defender Alexei Emelin left the KHL Avangard. About it reported on the site of the Omsk team.

Emelin has been playing for Avangard since 2018, he was the captain of the club. This season in the KHL regular season Emelin scored 8 (2+6) points in 43 matches. In the playoffs, he has 5 (2+3) points.

Canadian Hartley resigned as head coach of Avangard Omsk

Bob Hartley

Emelin, together with Avangard, won the Gagarin Cup last season. He also won the KHL championship twice with Ak Bars Kazan.

Emelin has six seasons in the NHL, where he played for Montreal and Nashville. As part of the Russian national team, the defender won gold (2012), silver (2010) and two bronze medals (2007, 2016) at the world championships.

On Sunday, the decisive, seventh match of the final playoff series will be played in the KHL. Metallurg Magnitogorsk will host CSKA. The bookmaker’s office “Fonbet” accepts bets on the victory of “Metallurg” or CSKA in regular time with a coefficient of 2.60, on a draw – 3.60.

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