CSKA’s Sergei Shirokov leading his team in scoring
Sergei Shirokov has began the KHL season on fire, entering today’s game against Vityaz Chekov with a team-leading 3 goals, 5 points and a +4 plus/minus rating. A 5’10”, 175 lb winger, Shirokov was a 6th Round draft pick by Vancouver in 2006 and has developed nicely playing in Russia; this is his fifth season playing for CSKA. Shirokov notched his 4th goal of the season today in a 4-1 road victory over Vityaz to improve CSKA’s record to 3-1-1. Due to the lack of an IIHF Transfer Agreement, Vancouver retains the rights to Shirokov, who is currently ranked among Vancouver’s top 10 prospects by The Hockey News.