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Wolski bolts Washington, signs with KHL club

May 20, 2013, 12:55 PM EDT


Wojtek Wolski‘s time in the nation’s capital was uneventful.

And now, brief.

The Washington Post reports Wolski has signed with Torpedo Nizhni Novgorod in the Kontinental Hockey League (according to the Torpedo website).

The move was confirmed by Wolski’s agent, Joe Resnick.

The 27-year-old had a forgettable campaign in Washington after signing a one-year, $600,000 deal back in July.

While his production wasn’t bad — four goals, nine points in 27 games — he clearly didn’t fit into head coach Adam Oates’ plans for the club.

Wolski only played in five of the final 25 regular season games and didn’t suit up at all during the postseason.

It’ll be interesting to see if Wolski ever players in the NHL again.

A former first-round pick (21st overall, 2004), he scored 71 goals from 2006-10 with Colorado before bouncing from Phoenix to New York to Florida and finally, Washington.

His most memorable moment from the last few seasons was when, while dealing with a groin injury in 2011, Rangers head coach John Tortorella quipped that he couldn’t get Wolski “out of the tub,” a reference to Wolski’s penchant for lengthy injury rehab.

  1. fivetozeroingame7 - May 20, 2013 at 1:04 PM

    He probably doesn’t want to lose by five goals in an elimination home game anymore.

    • blackfoot11 - May 20, 2013 at 1:51 PM

      Hey FivetoZero, you sure are talking alot for a person that doesn’t have the stones to post on any of the Bruins-Rangers articles. Posting win or lose is the mark of a real fan.

      • barkar942 - May 20, 2013 at 2:40 PM

        Hey- I am a Ranger fan and I will post.
        Boston is totally out playing the Rangers on the boards, plain and simple.
        However, I will also say that should Rask have not been as good as he was Sunday (the toe save on Hagelin was amazing), that game could have gone the other way. Rangers had som momentum midway and Rask’s performance kept them tied and Hank had almost zero help from his defense.
        Worse game I have seen Girardi play since his rookie season.
        As per Hank having a bad game and all of the “is he done playing well” talk, he can only do so much. He’ll be fine.
        We shall all see if the Home Ice Advantage keeps up Tuesday night.
        Rangers need to pick it up about 4 notches.

      • barkar942 - May 20, 2013 at 2:44 PM

        Wolski should do well in the Russian league since he didn’t sign to be coached by Iron Mike Keenan!
        Wolski has been attending the same defensive backchecking camps as Ovy and Kovy. He should do well in the KHL.

      • bohman88 - May 20, 2013 at 2:59 PM

        Give him a break blackfoot11, that game more than likely made his year. Can’t imagine too many exciting things happen in his mom’s basement.

  2. hockeyflow33 - May 20, 2013 at 1:38 PM

    And so goes one of the funnest names to say, at least we still have Clitsome in the league

  3. ryanoffski - May 20, 2013 at 2:29 PM

    I wish the Avs kept him

  4. prd797 - May 20, 2013 at 3:29 PM

    I’m sure all of the NHL’s Polish audience will be disappointed…

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