Former goalkeeper of Magnitogorsk “Metallurgist” canadian Jamie McLellan in the podcast 6 Degrees with Mike McKenna recalled life in Russia.
McLellan told how in 2007 he agreed to go along because of the good conditions. “Huge salary bonuses for matches to zero two weeks of vacation during the season and five flights first class from the United States. However, I had to live in Russia, and in my head it sounded like six months in prison,” he said.
The goalkeeper said that lasted only six weeks. He was afraid that he will not pay because he had heard about such cases from their friends, and demanded of the club to lift.
McLellan 1993 to 2007, he played in various clubs of the National hockey League (NHL). At the time of the transfer of the canadian “metallurg” was the current champion. After returning to Canada, the goalkeeper announced his retirement.