Fare thee well, Koko.
Alexander Khokhlachev’s tumultuous tenure with the Boston Bruins officially ended on Friday, as KHL club SKA Saint Petersburg announced it had signed Khokhlachev to a two-year deal.
A second-round draft pick in 2011, Khokhlachev has spent the last three seasons piling up points in the AHL; however, he’s only appeared in nine games for the B’s.
There were rumblings of him getting flipped at the deadline, but those never came to fruition. And those rumors came after Khokhlachev all but begged the Bruins to give him a chance, saying “I’m not a young guy anymore, I’m 22 already,” and “if they don’t give me a chance to play while I’m here, I won’t play in [AHL] Providence all of my life.”
But in the end, Khokhlachev ended up playing most of his professional life with the P-Bruins. He did have a terrific ’15-16 campaign, with 68 points in 60 games, but it wasn’t enough for him to want to stick with the Boston organization.
Earlier this month, his agent told CBS Boston, “Alexander did not really get a chance for all the years that he signed a deal, for four years, the deals he signed with Boston, didn’t really get a chance to play in the National Hockey League, so he won’t stay in the organization.”