Russian hockey player Ilya Krikunov: biography, sports career and personal life
Russian hockey player Ilya Krikunov, biography,sports career and whose personal life are described in this article, is an attacker of the club "Avangard" from Ekaterinburg. I managed to play for many teams of the KHL, and in the junior team of Russia I became a silver medalist of the World Championship.
Biography and sports career
In February 1984, the futurewinner of the junior world championship - hockey player Ilya Krikunov, whose family at that time lived in the Moscow region of Elektrostal. Here he began to play sports.
At the age of 15, the striker was allowed to play for the double for the local team "Crystal". In the 1999/2000 season, he played only 4 bouts, but for the young man they became an invaluable experience.
In 2000, hockey player Ilya Krikunov moved toVoronezh, where he stands for Voronezh-2, but after the end of the season returns to his native Elektrostal. Here he signs a contract with Elemash and within two years becomes a real leader and one of the team's top scorers.
In 2002, at the NHL draft Krikunova chose the club"Vancouver Canucks", but the 18-year-old striker did not want to go overseas. He signed a contract with the Super League team "Chemist" from Voskresensk. For two seasons he spent 110 games, scored 20 goals and gave 22 assists.
In the year 2004 hockey player Ilya Krikunov becomes a player of another "Chemist" - from Mytishchi, which was later renamed "Atlant". After four seasons, the attacker changed the team again. He exchanged for Nizhny Novgorod "Torpedo", in which he managed to gain a foothold in the first team.
Especially memorable was the season 2011/2012. First the club from Nizhny Novgorod became the first in the "Tarasova" Division, then confidently beat Cherepovets "Severstal" 4: 2, but conceded in the semifinals with a similar final score to the capital "Dynamo". In this play-off series, the striker had 12 fights, scored 3 goals and gave 6 assists.
Returning in 2012 to "Atlant", Krikunov did notI was able to return my place at the base. He was first in "Motorist" (Yekaterinburg), then in "Satellite" from Nizhny Tagil, and ended the season in the Khabarovsk "Cupid".
In 2014, ice hockey player Ilya Krikunov becomesplayer of the KHL team "Sochi". Here in three seasons he had 169 fights, scored 41 goals and 71 assisted teammates. Twice Sochi team went to the playoffs of the KHL, but both conceded in the first round.
In 2017, the striker returned to Ekaterinburg, to the familiar "Motorist". At the start of the regular KHL championship, he showed good results - 14 (2 + 12) points in 16 matches.
For the first time hockey player Ilya Krikunov was called inthe composition of the junior team in 2002. At the World Cup, the Russian team won a set of silver medals. Krikunov in 8 fights in the tournament marked 11 (3 + 8) points.
Two years later Ilya goes to the youth world championship. Unfortunately, his two assists in six games played did not help the Russian team win medals.
With his future wife Catherine the Striker"Motorist" met a very long time. Both of them are from Elektrostal. Ice hockey player Ilya Krikunov, whose wife gave birth to his daughter Carolina in 2010, is a real example of a good husband and a loving father.