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The Russian striker Magnitogorsk “Metallurgist” Nikolay Kulemin responded to the criticism that fell on him after news that he wants to obtain canadian citizenship. The word athlete leads Sport24.
“We all have our own vision of the situation do not know all the details, so such a reaction. More would not like to comment on this topic,” said Kulemin. He also thanked the players who supported him.
“Thank you guys. Of course, they understand the situation, know more than everyone else. Their support was important to me. Again, I repeat, they know everything inside and they have a greater understanding of what is happening,” said Kulemin.
October 26 became known that the Russian won a preliminary court case that considered the question of obtaining a hockey player canadian citizenship. Earlier a lower court rejected the athlete in obtaining a passport, explaining the decision by the fact that Kulemin had spent outside of Canada too long. Player has applied for canadian citizenship in 2014.
Russian is a graduate of Magnitogorsk “Metallurgist”. He moved to the National hockey League (NHL) in 2008, joining the “Toronto maple leafs”. In the season 2012/2013 Kulemin back in “Magnitogorsk” during the NHL lockout. After completion of the forward traded in the “new York islanders”. In the summer of 2018 after he signed a three-year contract with Metalurh.
Kulemin — two-time world champion in the national team of Russia (2012, 2014).
Video, photo All from Russia.