Three players to watch for Team Russia at the 2022 WJC

Three players to watch for Team Russia at the 2022 WJC

Matvei Michkov, RW, (2023) SKA St. Petersburg (KHL): Is a star wherever he goes and against whatever competition he plays against. A must-see player who is under contract in the KHL for the next four seasons. (2023 NHL draft eligible)

Shakir Mukhamadullin, D, Ufa (KHL): Third straight season playing a significant number of games in the KHL. Developmental curve has accelerated immensely. Will be a top-pairing D and play in all situations for Sergei Zubov’s Russian team. (New Jersey, 20th overall pick in 2020)

Yaroslav Askarov, SKA St. Petersburg (KHL): It’s rare a goalie gets a chance to play in three of these tournaments. Through the first two, we’ve seen the good and the bad. Has a chance to steal the tournament. (Nashville, 11th overall pick in 2020)

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