Stanley Cup Winner Oleg Petrov Traded To KHL’s Lokomotiv Yaroslavl
Yes Habs fans, he is still around. Spartak Moscow in the KHL have traded Oleg Petrov to Lokomotiv Yaroslavl in return for Danil Yerdakov.
Petrov was drafted 127th overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft, and became the first Russian to play for the team. He played in 382 career NHL games, scoring 72 goals and 115 assists for 187 points. The most goals he ever scored in a single season in the NHL was 24, and the most points he ever achieved was 47. He won a Stanley Cup in 1993 with the Montreal Canadiens; however, he did not play enough games to officially qualify, so his name was not put on the Stanley Cup.
He left the NHL to presumably end his career in Switzerland and signed with EV Zug in Switzerland’s Nationalliga A. He was the team’s leading scorer in 2004–05 with 30 goals and 23 assists. In November 2007, Ak Bars Kazan, which had problems with their roster after losing their second line in the off-season, signed Oleg Petrov along with Jukka Hentunnen and Petr Ċajanek to form a new second line. In an interview to a Russian sport website, Oleg Petrov said that he will consider quitting professional hockey after this season. In the summer of 2009, Oleg Petrov inked a one-year contract with KHL team Atlant Mytishchi. In August of 2012 Petrov signed a 1-year contract with Spartak Moscow. He also announced that 2012-2013 would be the last season in his career.
Yerdakov was apart of the Lokomotiv team that perished in a horrific plane crash in 2011-2012, however was not on the plane at the time of the crash.
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