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Young Russians coming to Medvescak

Transfers 03.06.2015.
Young Russians coming to Medvescak
As was announced for the new KHL season, KHL Medvescak Zagreb has started bringing young Russian players on board. The first to catch the eye of Medvescak's athletics department were 23-year-old forward Artjem Pugolovkin and 22-year-old Jevgenij Nikiforov. Pugolovkin signed a one-year agreement, while Nikiforov is coming for a tryout period. 
Artjem Pugolovkin was born in 1992 in Moscow. He plays left wing, and grew up in hockey with MHK Spartak. In the '12-13 season he debuted in the KHL with Moscow Spartak's premier team, playing three games. He spent the last two seasons in the VHL (second Russian league), with Sokol in '13-14 (25 games, 8 points), and with Dizel Penzu in '12-15 (42 games, 20 points).
Jevgenij Nikiforov was born in 1993 in Ufa, and comes from Salavat Yulaev's school of hockey. He too plays left wing and debuted in the KHL in '12-13, like Pugolovkin. His KHL premiere was in Donbass from Donetsk's jersey, and he played 14 games. In the '13-14 season he played in the MHL (Russian junior league) for Ukraine's club Molodaja Gvardija Donjeck (50 games, 44 points), and in '14-15 he played 35 games in the MHL with MHK Spartak, three with HK Tambov in Russia's third league, and one with Yuzhny Ural Orsk in the VHL.