Former Red Wings prospect Alexander Kadeikin, who was drafted by the Wings in 2014, is 25 years old now, and the 6’5,” 227-pound forward posted some middling stats for Salavat Yulaev Ufa this past season…
But Championat reports that the Red Wings are still eying Kadeikin, who may want to try his hand in North America after this upcoming KHL season. What follows is roughly translated:
Detroit Red Wings director of player assessment Jiri Fischer shared his opinion regarding the progress of Salavat Yulaev forward Alexander Kadeikin.
“I’ve known Kadeikin since he was drafted in 2014. He never came to our summer development camps, where players learn more about the Red Wings. But I saw him a couple more times in Moscow. Last season was the best for him in his career–he finally got onto the Russian team, showed himself well at the Euro Tour. He was a good player for the national team, and if he continues to progress, perhaps he will have thoughts about North America,” Fischer said in an interview with Championat correspondent Elena Kuznetsova.
Detroit selected Alexander Kadeikin 201st overall in the 7th round of the 2014 draft.