KHL Leading Scorer Sergei Mozyakin Gets Six Year Extension With Metallurg Magnitogorsk
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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