Latvian goalkeeper Janis Kalnins explained to Sportacentrs.com why he signed a contract with Amur.
“This is not a popular decision, but I made it because my career will not be long. It turned out to be the best option for my family when I thought about life after hockey. I am an adult, and I know what kind of reaction people can have, and how the media will turn it. Each of us lives our own lives and makes decisions that are best for us and our family,” said the newcomer to Amur.
We add that according to the press, Amur will pay Kalnins 700 thousand euros.
Note that the Latvian authorities have legally banned their hockey players and coaches from working in Russia and in the KHL.
Last season Kalnins completed in the Finnish “Tappara”, where he spent only two matches. The same Latvian goalkeeper has experience of playing in the KHL with Dinamo Riga and Jokerit.