The last player from the NHL in the Russian national team will be Nikita Zadorov. The Colorado defender will arrive in Bratislava on the morning of May 12 and possibly play Austria on the same day. The 24-year-old hockey player will be inspired to play for the national team by his family - Alexander's daughter and wife.
Nikita had a good season in America. In the regular season, Zadorov scored 14 (7 + 7) points with a utility indicator of +19. In the playoffs, his Avalanche reached the second round, where they lost to San Jose in seven games. In the knockout games, the Russian defender did not score with effective actions, earning "-5" in 12 matches. Alexander's wife supported her beloved even at field meetings.
Zadorov in America is called the Russian destroyer or giant. He is one of the leaders in power moves in the best league in the world. Nikita can only be tough on the ice, outside of it he cares of his relatives.
Nikita met his future wife when he was 17 years old, they wrote to each other on Instagram. They got married in 2015, and two years later they had a daughter. It is not difficult to understand why Zadorov fell in love with Alexandra.
So far, Zadorov is lucky both in his personal life and in hockey.