KHL Medvescak Zagreb has brought on another three young Russian forwards: Sergei Tverdokhlebov, Ilya Arkalov, and Vadim Kravchenko who are coming for a professional tryout period.
Sergej Tverdokhlebov is a Russian player born in 1993 in Malin, Ukraine. He premiered in the KHL in '13-14 with Torpedo from Nizhny Novgorod playing 9 games, and spent the rest of the season in the VHL with HK Sarov (28 games, 7 points). Last season he also played 9 games in the KHL, two with Neftehimik Nizhnekamsk and seven with Amur Habarovsk. Aside from the KHL, he also played in the VHL last season – 1 game with Neftyanik Almetiyevsk and 3 with Rubin Tyumen.
Before his time in the KHL and VHL, Tverdokhlebov played a season in the RHL (third Russian league) with Sputnik Nizhny Tagil-2, and three in the junior MHL for Atlant Mityshchi.
Ilya Arkalov was born in 1993 in Moscow. He plays center and left wing. He developed his hockey skills with Moscow's Spartak, and spent three seasons from 2009-2012 in North America playing in junior leagues IJHL, GOJHL, and NAHL with the Cape Cod Cubs, Sarnia Legionnaires, and Austin Bruins. He returned to Russia in '12-13 and spent most of the season in the junior MHL, first with Sarmatiy Orenburzhyu (26 games, 21 points), and then with Kuzhnetskiy Bears (16 games, 7 points). That same season he debuted in the KHL with Metalurg Novokuzhnetsk (6 games). In '13-14 his number of KHL games went up to 31 (goals) with Avtomobilist, and at the same time he played 15 games in the MHL with Avto Yekaterinburg. Last season he played 7 KHL games with Avtomobilist (1 point) and 8 games in the VHL with HK Lipeck.
Vadim Kravchenko was born in 1993 in Omsk. As a junior he spent two seasons ('10-11, '11-12) in North America playing for the Boston Jr. Blackhawks (IJHL) and the Texas Tornado (NAHL). In 2012 he returned to Russia where he spent two seasons playing in the junior MHL with Mamonti Yugri (139 games, 125 points), and last season he played for Chelmet Chelyabinsk in the VHL (43 games, 19 points).