Appointed as the new head coach of the Moscow hockey club CSKA

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Igor Nikitin was appointed the head coach of the Moscow hockey club CSKA, the official website of the army.

The last three seasons, Nikitin was senior coach of CSKA, and also was part of the coaching staff of Russian national team. After the season 2016/17, which CSKA lost Yaroslavl «locomotive» in the second round of the playoffs the KHL, the contract with head coach Vladimir Kvartalnov, who led the club from 2014 to 2017, was broken.

«Of all the candidates, the choice fell on Igor, because he works at the club for three years and knows the core players of our team. In addition, he has experience with the national team, – said the President of the PCC CSKA Igor Esmantovich. — The soon to be formed coaching staff, which, in accordance with the regulations will commence pre-season training camp».

The career of the player Nikitin, who played as a defender, completed in 2008, and then worked as a coach in the Omsk «Avangard» and Novosibirsk «Siberia». In 2014, she was appointed senior coach of CSKA.