Three Russians made the list of the 50 best players of the NHL season
All of them act as an attacker.
Three Russian hockey players are included in the list of the 50 best players of the current NHL season, compiled by the Canadian edition of TSN.
They are all forwards: Nikita Kucherov of the Tampa Bay Lightning is 5th, Kirill Kaprizov of the Minnesota Wild is 15th, and Alexander Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals is 22nd.
The top three on the list are also forwards: Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl of the Edmonton Oilers and David Pastrnak of the Boston Bruins.
Zhamnov criticized Shmurnov for disparaging words about Ovechkin