Buffalo, NY is just over 230 kilometres away from London, ON — but the distance between the OHL and the NHL is far greater. But when the Buffalo Sabres decided to return 6’5 blueliner Nikita Zadorov to the junior league’s Knights, London’s dreams of a Memorial Cup win just got a whole lot closer to reality.
For Zadorov, the sting of being such a late cut from the NHL has been tempered by his affection for London and its hometown Knights.
“It’s hard. For sure I want to play in the best league in the world, but you just have to keep going and keep working,” he said.… read more