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“This is a good organization and a team that always aims high and battles to win the cup each year,” he told Ak Bars’ official website. “That’s what encouraged me to come back. My home is here, my family is here, we’ve already moved everything back. I can say that I have everything in Kazan.”

His resilience and faith to his roots were awarded — in 2018, Zaripov became the first (and so far only) player with five Gagarin Cup titles. He has also skated in eight KHL All-Star Games, won three gold medal at the IIHF World Championship level, and accumulated several individual accolades in an irripetible career. In 2021 offseason, after renewing his ties with Ak Bars for a further year, Zaripov announced that the current campaign is his last dance in professional hockey. 

“I moved to Kazan 20 years ago,” he told the Kazan side’s website. “I’m ready to do anything I can to celebrate this anniversary in a worthy way — with another title. I’m sure that our team has everything it needs to reach this goal.”