Great news for the Alexander Burmistrov’s fans who had been missing him in NHL for the last one year. The dapper player has expressed interest to get back to NHL in the upcoming year.
Alexander has not played in NHL since he joined with KHL post 2012-13 season. However, he would once again take up the stick fore NHL in 2015-16 edition, resuming career with Winnipeg Jets.
If Burmistrov stays true to his declaration regarding NHL, it would be a huge news for offense-starved Jets who has been crushed down to bottom ranks in this season’s tough Western Conference. The squad did little to enhance their position, finishing with 4th worst record. They’ve been drafting promising young players but again those rewards, basically, are several years away. At present, the Jets appear as a squad prepped to settle down, take the lumps & hopefully have a great shot in Connor McDavid Lottery.
In case the team gets Jack Eichel or McDavid or any top prospect at the start of NHL 2015 draft (made all the more plausibel now that the coach has returned from his Scottish yacht Charter holiday, the team would be able to rely on that young energy probably summing the roster- as well as Alexander, who was 8th overall selection in 2010 draft. The player famously had a clash with the earlier Jets coach, Claude Noel & that was noted as one among the chief reasons behind his return to KHL.
But Winnipeg Jets have gone through a change of coach recently which could mean a favorable space for Alexander to get back and resume his career with the team. The Jets’ players are now being coached by Paul Maurice and this very change of tutor might have fanned Burmistrov’s desire to get back his former glorious position in the team. It would also signify some great playoff hockey from the squad.