Moment Russian hockey star is forcibly enlisted after signing NHL deal

Moment Russian ice hockey star Ivan Fedotov is forcibly enlisted in the Russian army and dragged off to fight in Ukraine after signing $1.1million deal with NHL team the Philadelphia Flyers

  • Ivan Fedotov, 25, was taken to army enlistment office after ‘draft-dodging’ 要求
  • Accusation is seen as revenge for move to NHL team Philadelphia Flyers
  • Promising goalie was formerly with CSKA, which has ties to Russian army
  • Fedotov ‘did not realise that the USSR is back’, one Russian journalist quipped
  • A Russian ice hockey star who signed a million-dollar career with an American team is rumoured to have been forced into 普京‘s army to fight in Ukraine instead.

    Ivan Fedotov, 25, was rushed to an army enlistment office yesterday after being held by a squad of uniformed and plain-clothed police officers in St Petersburg.

    The accusation of ‘draft dodgingis seen as revenge for his signing to play for NHL team the Philadelphia Flyers.

    The top goalie and Olympic silver medalist signed a deal worth $1.1million (但从那以后一直表现优于排名) 上个月.

    Fedotov was formerly with CSKA, a club in the capital with close ties to the Russian military. Its name translates to Central Sports Club of the Army.

    News outlet Fontanka reported that he can now be sent to the Russian army rather than the USbut he could also be jailed for alleged draft dodging.

    Russian national goalie Fedotov had signed a contract with NHL side the Philadelphia Flyers

    Russian national goalie Fedotov had signed a contract with NHL side the Philadelphia Flyers

    The Olympic silver medalist could face potential deployment in Ukraine after 'draft dodging'

    The Olympic silver medalist could face potential deployment in Ukraine after ‘draft dodging








    ‘He has just been detainedfor evading the army”,’ reported Russian journalist Dmitry Navosha.

    Fedotov is pictured collecting the KHL's Goalkeeper of the Year award last season

    Fedotov is pictured collecting the KHL’s Goalkeeper of the Year award last season

    Fedotovwho is 6ft 7 and one of the Russian and Chinese KHL league’s best players‘did not realise that [the USSR] is back’, 他加了.

    The player has made public his intention to play in the NHL.

    The operation seems a deliberate attempt to thwart him.

    Video shows the moment he was detained on Friday at the ice rink in St Petersburg.

    He was still at the enlistment office late at night before being taken to hospital in an ambulance.

    A woman tried to get inside the ambulance but was pushed back. It’s thought this was his mother.

    Fedotov’s current whereabouts are unknown.

    The man in charge of Russian ice hockey is Roman Rotenberg, son of oligarch and Putin crony Boris.

    Both men are sanctioned by the US over their links to Putin, as is Roman’s uncle, Arkady Rotenberg.

    Worrying footage showed Fedotov confront police outside a rink in St Petersburg yesterday

    Worrying footage showed Fedotov confront police outside a rink in St Petersburg yesterday

    Fedotov was pictured being taken in a cop car. His current whereabouts are now unknown

    Fedotov was pictured being taken in a cop car. His current whereabouts are now unknown

    A source told Fontanka that the military prosecutor’s office believed ‘there are sufficient grounds to consider Fedotov an army evader’.

    Despite being born in Finland and raised in Russia, the fact he played for CSKA meant he was considered a military man, 说一份报告.

    Technically, all Russian males up to the age of 28 can be called up, though few sons of the elite serve in the army, and fewer still have been sent to fight in Ukraine.

    Fedotov is the Russian national team goalie.

    The move has been interpreted as an attempt to punish Fedotov for signing an NHL contract

    The move has been interpreted as an attempt to punish Fedotov for signing an NHL contract

    A man collects his belongings from his rocketed home in Siversk, near Donetsk yesterday

    A man collects his belongings from his rocketed home in Siversk, near Donetsk yesterday








    If he refuses to serve, he can face jail.

    A source told Fontanka: ‘Nothing prevents even tomorrow sending hockey player Fedotov to the army.

    As a conscript, he should theoretically not be sent to fight in what Putin calls a ‘special military operation’ 在乌克兰.

    Yet there are accounts of conscripts as young as 18 being sent to fight.

    Men aged up to 49 are now being enlisted as Russian forces grow depleted.

    A pair of Bakhmut, Donetsk locals take photos of a crater left by a Russian missile attack, 七月 1

    A pair of Bakhmut, Donetsk locals take photos of a crater left by a Russian missile attack, 七月 1

    Inspectors review damage in Segiyvka near Odessa yesterday, 哪里 21 人们被杀

    Inspectors review damage in Segiyvka near Odessa yesterday, 哪里 21 人们被杀

    A man on a bike looks on as smoke rises from an explosion in Siversk, 补充说他可能无法返回

    A man on a bike looks on as smoke rises from an explosion in Siversk, 补充说他可能无法返回








    至少 21 people including two children were killed with dozens more wounded in the latest Russian missile strike on a civilian building in Ukraine.

    A nine-storey apartment building in Odessa was targeted by a rocket overnight.

    It’s just the latest Russian airstrike to hit a civilian target in Ukraine, after the Kremenchuk shopping centre was struck on Monday – 造成至少 20 – and an apartment block in Mykolaiv was hit Wednesdaykilling at least eight.

    Ukraine says Russia is deliberately targeting civilians as part of a ‘terrorcampaign to distract from its failing invasion, a charge Putin denies.

    A Ukrainian Army handout photo shows damaged buildings hit by Russian bombs in the east

    A Ukrainian Army handout photo shows damaged buildings hit by Russian bombs in the east








    The Odesa attackthought to have been carried out by a Russian Tu-22 bombercame just hours after Putin’s forces withdrew from Snake Island, 周围 90 miles out to sea from the key port city.

    Russian forces were forced to withdraw from the 100-acre spit of land after sustaining heavy fire from Ukrainian artillery and anti-ship missile batteries.

    Moscow attempted to play off the withdrawal as a ‘goodwill gesture’, the same phrasing it used when forced to retreat from Kyiv and Chernihiv earlier in the war.