Rus News Journal

Paul to the Drill has got to the nice company

the Well-known Russian hockey player Paul to the Drill has recruited ranks of honorary members of the Hall of glory of National hockey league (NHL). Earlier only five Russians received so high recognition of merits in the strongest hockey league of the world. inclusion process in the Hall of hockey glory consisted of variety of the actions which were passing of some days. And the solemn ceremony which has taken place on Monday late at night in Toronto crowned all. Besides Paul to the Drill rings of honorary members of the Hall of glory in a category "Player" were RCVed by Swede Mats Sundin, Canadians Joe Sakik and Adam Outs.

"We play 4 you, - has told to the Drill, being converted 2 spectators. - I never will 4get sights of spectators and noise of the filled arena, I give thanks to you with all my heart for support which I RCVed throughout career. All my dreams have come true. Though I am a little confused by that I am in the company of so outstanding masters". Let`s notice that last week a management "Vancouver Kanaks", commands, in which Storm has spent the most part of the transatlantic career, has decided to withdraw from a turn number "10" under which the Russian played. Now the sweater W ten will hang under the arches of Vancouver arena in commemoration of the contribution to the Drill in history of "Vancouver".

Paul to the Drill to which 41 year in the spring was executed, became the sixth Russian who has taken a place in the Hall of glory of NHL. Before such honour legendary trainer Anatoly Tarasov (1974) and not less legendary players Vladislav Tretjak (1989), Vyacheslav Fetisov (2001), Valery Kharlamov (2005) and Igor Larionov (2008) received.

we Will notice that career to the Drill is noted by the big achievements. In 1990 it as a part of a national team of the USSR became the world champion, and later already as a part of Russian national team has won a silver medal on the Olympic Games - 1998 in Nagano and bronze - on the Olympic Games - 2002 in Solt - Lejk - City. In NHL to the Drill has spent 12 seasons since 1991. Besides "Vancouver" it acted 2 for "Florida" and "New York as Rejndzhers". In total it has thrown in NHL in 702 matches of 437 washers and has made 342 goal passes. Six times participated in matches of all stars of League. Hammered on 60 washers for a season twice. Fans have nicknamed it for tremendous speed "the Russian rocket". From - for chronic traumas of a knee has been urged to finish performances in League in 2003.