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Zhukenov adjusting well to new surroundings with playoff-bound Sagueneens squad

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Zhukenov adjusting well to new surroundings with playoff-bound Sagueneens squad

Photo: Chicoutimi Sagueneens forward and Vancouver Canucks prospect Dmitry Zhukenov was a productive player for Russia at the 2015 U18 World Championship, posting three goals and six points in five games (courtesy of Francois Laplante/FreestylePhoto/Getty Images)


</p>There will always be a debate about the best development track for European and especially Russian hockey players: is it better to develop at home or in North America? While it is not possible to get a one-size-fits-all reply, there are some stories of success and failure in both cases.

The Russian side has tried to invert the trend of having most of their top-rated players leave for the Canadian junior leagues by creating a national team project similar to what the U.S.… read more

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