No Milwaukee for Niclas Bergfors; he’s off to Kazan, Russia! The former Predators right wing is finalizing his contract with the KHL (Kontinental Hockey League) and it should be official within a few days. The Predators placed the Swedish player on waivers and was eventually sent down to Nashville’s minor league team in Milwaukee. Niclas Bergfors broke his contract with the Predators, which would have tied him down with the Admirals. Although everything has not been cleared yet, it is pretty much a given that Bergfors will be off to Kazan, Russia.
Ak Bars Kazan was founded in 1956 and is located in the city of Kazan, in the Republic of Tartarstan (which is apart of Russian Federation). “Ak Bars” is translated as Snow Leopard, which is a symbol of the Republic of Tartarstan (it is also their coat of arms).
If you are fluent in Swedish (or you’re fluent in the use of Google Translate), you can read more on Bergfors’s switch to the KHL here.
We will update this post when we hear when he finalizes his move to the KHL. Good luck, Bergfors!