Igor Ozhiganov Photo: Alexey kudenko / RIA Novosti
Defender of Kazan “AK Bars” Igor Ozhiganov remembered the time when he played for the club of the National hockey League (NHL) “Toronto maple leafs”. Words athlete leads “Match TV”.
According to Ozhiganova, he “liked to live in North America.” “I was there as the fifth leg of the dog,” said the defender, who lived in Toronto, Canada. He noted that the difficulty was caused by ignorance of the language, which he could only communicate with his partner Nikita Zaitsev and wife.
Ozhiganov said that I was homesick. In may of this year he decided to return to the Kontinental hockey League (KHL), which occurred because of the decision of the “Toronto” did not give him a “normal contract”. The player also noted that in the canadian club it is no longer expected.
June 18, former American hockey player Terry J. Gagliardi, remembering playing for the KHL club Neftekhimik, took the Russian city of Nizhnekamsk to the three major “holes” in the League. The only advantage, in the opinion of the player, was a high salary.
Ojiganov held in Toronto the season-2018/2019, before that he played for CSKA and “Siberia”.
Video, photo All from Russia.