Leading the KHL in points with 35 goals and 76 points in 48 games (8 points ahead of Alex Radulov in second place), Sergei Mozyakin has received a six year extension with Metallurg Magnitogorsk.

Sergei Mozyakin, a highly-skilled winger, was drafted in the 9th round of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, 263rd overall by the Columbus Blue Jackets. During the 2005–06 Russian Superleague (RSL) regular season, Mozyakin had a tight scoring race with Aleksey Morozov and Evgeni Malkin for the top scorer of the league. Mozyakin, with 52, finished the season leading the league in points. In the 2007–08 RSL regular season, which would be its final in existence before being absorbed into the KHL, Mozyakin had another tight scoring race with Morozov and finished the season only one point ahead of Morozov, leading the league in goals (37) and points (64). He has gone on to win the scoring title in the first two seasons of the KHL (2008–09 and 2009–10), giving him four elite league scoring titles.

Internationally, Mozyakin has been a mainstay for Russia’s senior squad over the past few years, playing in four World Championships, including back-to-back championships in 2008 and 2009. Mozyakin has also taken part in all twelve Euro Hockey Tour games during the 2007–08 season, in which he scored four goals and three assists for seven points.

With 4 games left in the KHL regular season, Mozyakin has pretty much locked up the KHL scoring title. Expect to see Mozyakin on the Russian national team next year for the 2014 Olympics in Sochi.

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Steven took a different route towards his hockey interests. Starting out as a big Habs fan, he started to gravitate towards the more obscure levels of hockey, such as the low level tournaments in Asia, strange club matches between teams most people in North America can’t pronounce, and even some 3am contests between Bulgaria and New Zealand. Aside from his love for strange hockey events, Steven occasionally acts as a mediocre ball hockey goalie following a failed attempt at making it to the NHL as a fourth line house league grinder. Beyond hockey, Steven is an avid racing fan and loves to chat about NASCAR, F1, Indycar, you name it. Oh, and don’t get him started on music. That is, unless you want the whole history of metal and a guitar lesson. Currently, Steven is a credentialed media member with the Mississauga Steelheads of the OHL, as well as with the Oakville Blades of the OJHL. Steven has also hosted the television show "The Hockey House" on TVCogeco in Ontario, as well as a segment under the same with on LeafsTV in Toronto. Home page: http://www.thehockeyhouse.net

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