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Nabokov agrees to four-year deal in the KHL

TSN.ca Staff

7/7/2010 7:21:12 PM

Evgeni Nabokov is leaving the San Jose Sharks for the Kontinental Hockey League.

Various reports on Wednesday valued his deal with SKA St. Petersburg at four years and $24 million.

Nabokov, 34, leaves the NHL after posting one of his best seasons to date. In 2009-10 he went 44-16-10 with a 2.43 GAA and .922 save percentage for San Jose.

The goalie spent all 10 of his seasons with the Sharks, the club that drafted him in the 9th round of the 1994 draft. He won the Calder Trophy as Rookie of the Year in 2000-01, and was named a first-team All-Star in 2007-08.

Nabokov also played three games for Russia at the Vancouver Olympics, where he posted a 2-1 record with a 4.16 GAA.

SKA St. Petersburg also boasts former NHL players Sergei Zubov, Darius Kasparaitis, Alexei Yashin, and Sergei Brylin.