The recent flurry of activity in the transfer market included two interesting deals involving European imports.
Team Sweden forward Mattias Sjögren (pictured) has left HC Linköpings of the SHL and signed a two-year deal with Ak Bars Kazan, it was announced today. The 27-year-old played 43 games in last season’s regular championship, recording 26 points (9+17), and added a goal and 6 assists in 11 play-off outings. In the 2015 World Championships, Sjögren chalked up 5 points (1+4) in 8 appearances.
A day earlier, Czech defenseman Ondrej Nemec left CSKA and returned to Severstal, where he began his KHL career in 2010-11. The Moscow Army Men have accepted a first-round Draft pick in exchange for the 31-year-old. Nemec began last season at Atlant, scoring 13 points (3+10) in 37 games before moving to the capital, where he made 19 appearances in the regular season (contributing 2 goals and 4 assists) and 9 in the play-offs (1 assist). His first spell at the Cherepovets club lasted two years, ending with overall figures of 96 games, 14 goals and 15 assists.