The best scorer of the KHL last season, expressed dissatisfaction role in the NHL

The best scorer of the KHL last season, expressed dissatisfaction role in the NHL

Forward «new Jersey devils» Nikita Gusev said he does not want to be a hockey player of the fourth link and go to the Playground two or three times during the period


Nikita Gusev was dissatisfied with his role in the NHL «new Jersey devils». The Russian striker in the last match out on the Playground in the fourth line, receiving no more than 15 minutes of net gaming time.

«When you’re in the fourth link and go two or three times over the period, it’s hard. In the sense that rarely appear. And when you do release, you don’t look as good as I could, if I was in the game», — quotes Guseva «Sport-Express».

The striker stated that he feels the strength to benefit the team. «I do not want to be a hockey player fourth link, stick once a year shoots, and stable play and to score points. In principle, such a possibility,» said 27-year-old athlete.

Gusev moved into the NHL during the draw of the playoffs last season, signing an agreement with the «Vegas Golden knights». He has not played a single game for the club in July were exchanged in the «new Jersey devils», with which signed a contract for two years.

In the six match of the season, «new Jersey» suffered six defeats. With two points, the team occupies the last, 31st place in the summary table of the NHL. On account of Gusev — two goals and one assists.

Previously, the forward played in the KHL for CSKA, «Cupid», «Ugra» and SKA. In 2017 he joined the St. Petersburg club won the Gagarin Cup. In the Olympics 2018 in Pyeongchang hockey won the gold medal for the Russian team. Last regular season Gusev scored 82 points (17 goals + 65 assists), becoming the top scorer of the season.

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