Just Two Russians Taken in 2016 NHL Draft 1st Round

splitA draft year heralded by many as “average”, saw just two Russians selected in the first round of the 2016 NHL Draft. The Montreal Canadiens selected Mikhail Sergachev 9th overall, while the Philadelphia Flyers took German Rubtsev 22nd. Read more…

The Russians are Coming

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Sound the sirens!  Run to your shelters!  The Russians are invading!  No, seriously.  In the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, 8 Russians were taken.  You look at that number and think, “Hey.  That really isn’t that many.”  And you’d be right in that regard.  However, this is the first time in four years that the number of Russians has increased.  Dont believe me?  Refer to the chart below:

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