this is what shakir mukhamadullin said when being interviewed by his club in the khl, hc salavat
🗨️Shakir Mukhamadullin: “I didn’t expect to be chosen under number 20”
Salavat defender commented on the first round of the NHL 2020 draft that ended tonight.
“I am very happy with the club that chose me! New Jersey is one of the best organizations and teams in the league. I am happy to be part of their family! "
- Did you follow the draft progress ?
- Woke up early in the morning before the draft. I followed every pick, I am very happy for all Russian players, and especially for Rodion Amirov. I was very worried. To be honest, I didn’t expect to be chosen under the 20th number, my heart beat very quickly. I was delighted and realized that in a couple of hours I was already for training (smiles).
- Whose congratulations were the first?
- Since the draft took place in Canada, the broadcast was a little late. Simultaneously with the words that I was drafted, agents from Canada called and congratulated, and then relatives and friends.
- What will change for you now?
- I think that there will be an incentive to train even more and work on yourself. And so now all forces and thoughts are directed to the current season, the goal is the Gagarin Cup!