Thursday, November 21, 2013

Knights’ Zadorov added to Team Russia

Press Release

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League in association with the Ontario Hockey League and the London Knights Hockey Club today announced that defenceman Nikita Zadorov will compete for Team Russia in the 2013 SUBWAY® Super Series on Thursday November 21 in Oshawa.

The 18-year-old Zadorov was a first round selection of the Buffalo Sabres, 16th overall in the 2013 NHL Draft, and played in seven NHL games this season scoring one goal before being returned to the Knights on Wednesday.  Last season Zadorov scored six goals and 19 assists for 25 points in 63 games with the OHL Champion Knights.  He was a member of Team Russia in the 2012 SUBWAY® Super Series game played in Guelph helping his club defeat Team OHL for the first time in 10 years by a 2-1 score.

Zadorov becomes the fourth OHL player to be named to the Team Russia roster joining Nikolay Goldobin of the Sarnia Sting and Sergey Tolchinsky of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds who will compete in both games.  Defenceman Aleksandar Mikulovich of the Niagara IceDogs will be in the lineup for the Game 3 of the series in Oshawa only.

With Zadorov, the Knights will be sending a total of six players to the SUBWAY® Super Series contests including forwards Josh Anderson, Max Domi, and Bo Horvat who will compete for Team OHL in both games, while forwards Ryan Rupert and Chris Tierney will only compete in Game 4 of the series in Sudbury on Monday.

In 10 years of competition against the Russian National Junior Team, the OHL has a record of 19-1 in this series following a 2-1 loss last season in Guelph, and a 2-1 victory in Sarnia.

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