According to the President of the FHR Vladislav Tretyak, the problem of the departure of young players to foreign clubs is one of the main problems in Russian hockey and is acute
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The outflow of young players to foreign clubs is one of the main problems of Russian hockey, which arose due to the position of clubs that do not allow talented athletes to play. About this in an interview with RBC stated President of the Russian Ice Hockey Federation (FHR) Vladislav Tretyak.
According to the head of the FHR, the issue of the departure of young Russians abroad is “acute.” “They do not allow to play, they take experienced foreigners for the result,” said Tretyak. “But sometimes young hockey players go to North America with no prospects.”
According to the functionary, the federation creates “better conditions, prospects for growth” for young Russian hockey players.
“There is VHL, there is MHL. We also want to make a junior league under 18. Under the KHL salary ceiling, the salaries of players under 20 are not taken into account – this is also good. A lot of work is being done every day. And if a player intends to leave, he must pay the money spent on him, help the school that raised him, the coaches. This is what is discussed in the bill about compensation “, – said Tretyak.
Last summer, contracts with foreign clubs were signed by more than ten players who played in the teams of the Continental Hockey League (KHL) last season. Among them are the Olympic champions, goalkeeper Ilya Sorokin, forwards Kirill Kaprizov and Mikhail Grigorenko.