Overseas player signings and rumors
- Updated: September 17, 2012
- David Pagnotta via twitter: “insurance is a huge factor for players looking to play overseas, and it’ll prevent a lot of guys from going.”
- Slava Malamud via twitter: KHL’s Ak Bars Kazan said they won’t sign NHLers. It was reported yesterday that Pavel Datsyuk was signing with them. Also reports of Ak Bars getting Alex Burmistrov, so there are some conflicting reports out there. Ken Wiebe via twitter: Burmistrov said he’s fine with being assigned to St. John’s of the AHL, “I have to go there and play hockey.”
- David Pagnotta via twitter: A KHL source said that CSKA has stepped up bid for Alex Ovechkin. Dmitry Chesnokov via twitter: Ovechkin’s agent said they’ll negotiate with Dynamo Moscow today. Has also had contact with CSKA.
- Josh Rimer via twitter: Max Pacioretty said via a text regarding playing overseas, “Trying to, but there’s no Jobs.”
- Chip Alexander via twitter: Alexander Semin hasn’t signed with a KHL team, and has no immediate plans to sign with one according to his agent.
- David Pagnotta via twitter: Rick Nash and Joe Thornton have agreed to deals with HC Davos of the Swiss League.
- David Pagnotta via twitter: Pekka Rinne is finalizing a deal with Karpat of SM-Liiga in Finland.
- Dennis Bernstein via twitter: Should know in the next 24 hours if an Anze Kopitar deal with Mora (Tier 2 Sweden) gets done. Geneve-Servette of the Swiss League in the mix if Mora deal falls through.
- David Pagnotta via twitter: Raphael Diaz signed with EV Zug of the Swiss League.
- David Pagnotta via twitter: Logan Courture has agreed to a deal with Geneve-Servette HC.
- David Pagnotta via twitter: Ales Hemsky has a deal with Pardubice of the Czech League, his dad is the GM.
- Josh Rimer via twitter: Joe Pavelski said he wasn’t sure if he’ll play overseas, but is considering it.
- Josh Rimer via twitter: TJ Oshie on possibility of playing overseas, “Not sure yet, but I’m definitely open to it though.”
- Josh Rimer via twitter: Wojtek Wolski on possibility of playing overseas, “Not sure yet, but trying to get something done as soon as possible.”
- Josh Rimer via twitter: Zdeno Chara is still unsure if he’ll play overseas during the lockout.
- Dmitry Chesnokov via twitter: Ilya Kovalchuk will officially sign with SKA tomorrow.