The Kazan “Ak Bars” forward player Sergey Zinovyev is declared the best in Europe in September by as solid hockey portal eurohockey.net. Thus he came about to be the first Russian citizen to get the award.
The rank of the best hockey player in European leagues of the month is given by eurohockey.net hockey portal since October 2004. The nominees for the best player of September were two more players of Russian superleague : the forward of Magnitorsk “Metallurg” Eugene Malkin and his comrade in the team Canadian goalkeeper Travis Scott. Besides players from Germany, Slovakia and Switzerland were among the nominees.
The figures of Zinovyev were truly impessive in September. Kazan forward cast 7 pucks in 10 matches and made 6 goal passings having thereby gained 13 points of effectiveness in September. He managed twice to score 3 pucks a match: with Novosibirsk “Siberia” and Chekhov “Vityaz”. By the end of the first round of Russian championship, he having 18 points shares the second place with Eugene Malkin in a contest of best shooter. As the Russian informational agency “Novosti” reports, they have only one point less than the captain of Moscow “CSKA” Sergey Moziakin who scored 19 point.