August 2, 2018

Kiselevich: I dreamed of playing in the NHL

Kiselevich Florida panthers

  • You decided to break in the NHL in 28 years. Why now?

– I will have the answer standard. Any hockey player wants to play in the oldest league of the world. To date, it is the strongest. Of course, I also really wanted to try. He dreamed about it, although few admitted it.

Why now? I ended the contract, and there were proposals. With age, and I’m already 28 years old, they are getting smaller. And then it will be even harder. I have a wife, two little children and then it will not be easy to get together. It turns out that you need to go now or close this topic. And I did not want to close it. I would be old, drink tea, and my grandson would ask: “Grandpa, why did not you play in the NHL?” And I would be hard to explain.

  • And how many proposals were there now, when the contract with CSKA ended? And why exactly “Florida”?

– Four. And then there was a variant with “Florida”. The first question for me is the team’s play, its quality. Do I approve the scheme of the game. Whether I go to the composition, whether there is a place, what plans the management has, what players are on the way to the farm club, who gets the largest contract. And so on.

  • In the defensive line “Panthers” is Ekblad, there is Yandl, Matheson. Did you study their game? Because many in Russia are rashly reckless.

– Everyone has his own path. It is possible and recklessly break, why not. You can reverse: a long time to analyze, but you will not succeed. I try to soberly assess my strength and approach scrupulously. The city chose to live comfortably in it.

  • I managed to understand what role they are assigning to you?

“The training camp will show.” I will definitely be given a chance, and if you do not get caught for it, then goodbye.

  • Is there a clause in your contract that if you can not get into the main team, will you return to CSKA?

– So I’m already 28. I can return to any team. As for options, there was a simple, fair deal without risk for both parties. Money I will earn by the standards of the NHL are small. But if you cling to the chance, you can already talk about something else. No – you can be free and calmly return to Russia.

  • Wife supported?

– Of course. Said, if we do not go, you’ll then eat my whole brain in my old age. And when it came to negotiations and we started to do visas, she was surprised. I thought that I was joking. Well, then what to do – we must go.

  • In “Florida” you will have compatriots: Evgeny Dadonov and Maxim Mamin. When deciding on the choice of the club, did the factor of having Russians affect?

– I talked with them. Although, until he signed the contract, did not particularly talk about where I turn. Then, when they found out themselves, they called me and told me about good things: about what kind of team it was, and that it was run by a good coach. And as for the help, I think to sort it all out myself. For me, it’s not a problem to rent a house, a car, I have a good level of English, “Kiselevich said.


August 2, 2018

NHL. The Dates Of Arbitration Under Contracts Have Been Fixed

The NHL Players Association has distributed a schedule of arbitration hearings on players’ contracts in the status of limited free agents, which are scheduled for the period from July 20 to August 4.

Initially, applications for arbitration filed 44 players, of which 8 have already signed new contracts with their clubs. You can do this at any time before the decision is made by the arbitrator.

When making a decision, the referee is guided by the player’s market value indicator, comparing his achievements and statistics with other players.

As a rule, arbitration contracts are designed for one or two seasons. At the same time, the player’s salary, appointed by the arbitrator, can not be less than 85% of the amount of the previous contract.


Last year, 30 applications were submitted, but the only player who received the contract, determined by the arbitrator, was the defender of “Vegas” Nate Schmidt.

July 20: Phillip Dano (Montreal), Chris Tierney (San Jose), Devin Shore (Dallas), Jake Truba (Winnipeg)

July 22: Adam Lauri (Winnipeg), Blake Coleman (New Jersey)

July 23: Brett Kulak (“Calgary”), Liam O’Brien (“Washington”), Matt Dumba (“Minnesota”),

July 24: Brandon Montur (Anaheim)

July 25: The Yoel Army (“Montreal”), Joel Edmundson (“St. Louis”), Brandon Tanev (Winnipeg)

July 27: Mark Jankowski (“Calgary”)

July 28: David Rittih (“Calgary”), Jason Zucker (“Minnesota”)

July 29: Troy Stecher (Vancouver)

July 30: Jimmy Vesi (Rangers), Tomas Nosek (Vegas), Garnet Hathaway (Calgary), Mackenzie Wigard (Florida), Marco Dane (Winnipeg)

July 31: Brady Shay (Rangers)

August 1: Cody Sisi (Ottawa), Elias Lindholm (Calgary), Stefan Noesen (New Jersey), Jamel Smith (Dallas)

August 2: Miikka Salomaki (Nashville), Kevin Hayes (Rangers)

August 3: Matthias Janmark (Dallas), Mark Stone (Ottawa), Taylor Leier (Philadelphia), Brock Nelson (Islanders)

August 4: Ryan Spooner (Rangers), Patrick Nemeth (Colorado), William Carlsson (Vegas)