IHM Signs Veteran Russian Forward Andrei Rychagov
International Hockey Management is proud to announce the signing of Russian forward, Andrei Rychagov. The left shot center finished last season with Rubin Tyumen, in Russia’s second pro league, the VHL. The 5’11, 203-pound veteran was born August 25, 1982 in Samara, Russia. He was raised in the SKA Saint-Petersburg organization, and has played 123 Kontinental Hockey League or Russian Super League games for SKA St. Petersburg, HK MVD, and Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg.
The two-time VHL Champion has also been a captain of SKA-Neva St. Petersburg, and played in over 700 games at the VHL and Russia2 level. Rychagov was also the top scorer for the Russian National University team, and the entire IIHF Winter Universiade tournament, in 2007. Rychagov has compiled 435 points in the second pro league in Russia, for his lengthy career. He also has 15 points in the top Russian league (KHL or Russian Super League). The Saint-Petersburg native is a nine-time team leader in Points-Per-Game, including this past season, for Rubin Tyumen. Rychagov is now looking to take his game into Western Europe.
International Hockey Management President, Chris White, commented,
“Andrei is a consummate professional, who has proven his worth at every level. We are excited to collaborate with him in an attempt to give him an opportunity outside of the Russian market. Andrei plays a complete game, and has an incredible amount of experience and championship pedigree. We’re eager to get this process started.”
WELCOME TO THE IHM TEAM, andrei!
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