Tag: Medvescak Zagreb

Adam Payerl

PHT Morning Skate: Pens’ Payerl wants to be an NHL ‘beast’


PHT’s Morning Skate takes a look around the world of hockey to see what’s happening and what we’ll be talking about around the NHL world and beyond.

You may have missed Penguins forward Adam Payerl in the two games he played for Pittsburgh last season, but at 6-foot-3 and 218 pounds, Bill Guerin says he’s a “beast.” (Penguins)

P.K. Subban has been just about everywhere in Montreal over the weekend including on stage at Just For Laughs with Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. What a life! (Montreal Gazette)

Remember goalie Mark Dekanich? The former Nashville Predators and Columbus Blue Jackets farmhand is rocking it in the KHL playing for Medvescak Zagreb in Croatia and could be the Croatian National Team’s man in net, too. (IIHF)

The sons of former Detroit Red Wings and Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Steve Chiasson are getting their shot to follow in their father’s footsteps in Raleigh. (NHL.com)

Washington Capitals farmhand defenseman David Kolomatis is headed to Finland after striking a deal with Tappara in the SM-liiga. (Washington Post)

The battle amongst young players on the Buffalo Sabres blue line will be a tough one. (NHL.com)

Report: Montador signs in KHL

Brian Elliott, Steve Montador, Mike Weber

Veteran NHL defenseman Steve Montador is off to the KHL.

Croatian KHL club Medvescak Zagreb announced they’ve signed the 10-year NHL veteran to a new deal.

Last season, Montador had a rough go of things as he struggled with concussion problems and was later sent to the AHL. He wasn’t around to help the Chicago Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup but he was part of the committee of players who negotiated with and against the owners during the lockout.

Curiously enough, Zagreb has become a home-far away-from home for many former NHL players.

Checking out the Medvescak roster they’ve also got goalie Mark Dekanich, defenseman Kurtis Foster, and a host of forwards including one-time 50-goal scorer Jonathan Cheechoo, 2003 first-round pick Hugh Jessiman, Bill Thomas, as well as AHL vets Boyd Kane, Andrew Murray and Matt Murley.

At the very least, Montador is headed to a place with some familiar faces.