Avangard trainee is heading back home
Avangard acquired rights of Vladimir Tkachyov from SKA for monetary compensation.
Avangard has signed Tkachyov to a one-year contract.
Last season, Tkachyov played 46 games for Ontario Reign, AHL and scored 35 (9+26) points, he also appeared in 4 NHL games for Los Angeles Kings and was credited with 2 assists.
Alexey Volkov, Avangard General Manager:
- We are happy to announce that one of the best Omsk trainees is returning to his club. Vladimir Tkachyov has gained considerable experience in recent years, having played for the leading KHL clubs and in North America. His offensive efficiency is well known: he is a smart, skilled hockey player, able to find the open passing lanes and surprise opponents. All this, will for sure be a good help for the team during the upcoming season. It is especially important for Vladimir to return home, to his fans, who will enjoy the game of their countryman at the new arena!
I would like to make specific mention of SKA management and personally Roman Rotenberg, who met us halfway and did not prevent the transfer of Tkachyov. It's great that SKA places utmost importance on the development of players and hockey in general, but not the ambitions of a particular team. Having no fear of fair competition with a strong opponent is undoubtedly the quality of a strong club. The joint efforts of SKA and Avangard allowed Tkachyov to become a KHL player again, and this is great news not only for Omsk, but also for the League, as another high-level player has joined it.