OKC Barons fans … prepare yourselves. It is now confirmed that Teemu Hartikainen has signed to play in the KHL with Salavet Yulaev, in Ufa. An entire world away. Light years away from OKC. Craig Custance @CraigCustance announced this news earlier today on Twitter in 13 little words:
Igor Eronko confirms that the contract is for 2 years:
Salavet Yulaev is a good team, coached by Vladimir Yurzinov Jr, finishing 4th in the Eastern Conference Championships this season.
All the best Teemu! We expect to see you return to North America in the future, and until then, we will be watching you in Ufa. Удачи!
And Keep Calm and Teemu On, my friend.
Teemu Hartikainen leaves Edmonton Oilers for KHL, by Bruce McCurdy, Edmonton Journal
May 10, 2013: Teemu Hartikainen has been a beast in the playoffs, by Mike Baldwin, NewsOK
My interview with Teemu Hartikainen earlier this season: Teemu Hartikainen – OKC Barons.