— Andrey Osadchenko (@AOsadchenko) August 23, 2017
Igor Ozhiganov is a right-shooting defender, soon to be 25, with some point scoring ability,who seems to have been CSKA’s second pair man two years ago behind Nikita Zaitsev. During the 2016-17 season, Ozhiganov played in 50 games and put in eight goals and helped out with 14 assists for a total of 22 points.
Igor Ozhiganov, who is being linked to the Toronto Maple Leafs for the 2018/19 season, is most famous in the KHL for this goal: pic.twitter.com/KhdlK5tiVa
— Jeff Veillette (@JeffVeillette) August 23, 2017
Noted good interview subject Nikita Kucherov spoke up about Ozhiganov though. He said this recently (translated professionally at Raw Charge):
Kucherov: I always say this to the Lightning; not only about Gusev, but about Igor Ozhiganov too. It’s not about our friendship. Both are great players, they could help Tampa to win a Stanley Cup. I wouldn’t have recommended them if they weren’t able to. By the way, I spoke to them about taking their chances in the NHL. It’s an opportunity to play against the best players in the world. We have known each other since childhood, it would be great to win the Stanley Cup together