Metallurg defender Grigory Dronov, after defeating Traktor (2:1, 4-1) in the final series of the Eastern Conference, noted that he missed hockey.
The hockey player, who became the author of the winning goal in the fifth game with the Chelyabinsk team, missed almost the entire regular season. In 17 playoff games, he scored 13 (5 + 8) points – this is the best indicator among the defenders.
“Great experience. Finally made it to the final! – the official website of the KHL quotes Dronov. — Great mood, let’s go ahead. How do you manage to maintain your own performance? I don’t know, I’m doing my job – it turns out. It was a shame to miss almost the entire season. The injury was embarrassing. I missed hockey, even very much! Who will play in the final? It doesn’t matter.”
The 24-year-old hockey player did not agree with the opinion that the head coach of Magnitogorsk Ilya Vorobyov does not develop youth.
“I’ve been with the team for six years, but a lot of young players got a chance during this time. Who used them is another question. And there were many chances. Fortune turned away today? Traktor’s goalkeeper played well, the team played well. Somewhere it didn’t work. We had to continue to bend our line, which we did, ”said Dronov.