HC Salavat Yulaev foreign players and HC Agidel player received prizes at KHL season closing ceremony
UFA, 24 May 2018. /Bashinform News Agency, Natalia Ovcharuk/ translated by Tatiana Aksyutina/.
On May 23 in Moscow, a solemn closing ceremony of the 10th anniversary season of the Kontinental Hockey League was held. By tradition, the best players were awarded special prizes.
The award in the "Highest-Scoring Defenseman" nomination was handed over to the Danish player of the Salavat Yulaev hockey club Philip Larsen (38 points: 11 goals and 27 assists).
"It's nice to receive a reward, a good evening, a lot of excellent hockey players, it's a great honor to be here. Nikita Tryamkin may try to take my trophy next year", Larsen said. “There was a long season, I wanted to come to Moscow. It is pleasant to be a part of such an evening and to represent not only myself but also my club Salavat Yulaev and to represent my country. And now it's time for vacation. Expectations from the new season are always high when you play for a strong team. We have a great chance to perform better in the next season".
Also, the prize was handed over to other legionnaires of the Ufa team. Linus Umark, Teemu Hartikainen and Jonas Kemppainen were recognized as the highest-scoring offensive line. Together, they scored 42 goals in the last season of the KHL.
Olga Sosina, the forward of the Ufa Agidel, won in the WHL Player of the Season nomination.