First points with new club
Belarus’ national ice hockey team forward Mikhail Grabovski successfully conducts his first training match with New York Islanders
During pre-season sparring with the Ottawa Senators, Mikhail Grabovski has distinguished himself with two shooter points: delivering the puck and making an efficient pass to Joshua Bailey. The match, hosted by Canadian St. John’s, finished with the guests gaining victory over the hosts 3:2 (thanks to after-match penalty shootouts). The New York Islanders played their next play on September 24th, at the Nassau Coliseum ice rink, against the Carolina Hurricanes.
The forthcoming season will be the ninth for Grabovski, aged 30, with the NHL: the world’s strongest league. In 2006, he joined the Montreal Canadians for two seasons, before moving to the Toronto Maple Leaves for five, and then spending one season with the Washington Capitals. Over his NHL career, he has played in 435 official matches, earning 252 points (107 pucks and 145 passes resulting in a goal): the best result among all Belarusian hockey players overseas.