Former Richmond Generals Defenseman Daniel Kharinov has signed a two way contract with Kunlun Red Star (Beijing) of the Kontinental Hockey League and their major junior team that plays in the MHL or Major Hockey League.
Former Richmond Generals Defenseman Daniel Kharinov has signed a two way contract with Kunlun Red Star (Beijing) of the Kontinental Hockey League and their major junior team that plays in the MHL or Major Hockey League. Daniel will begin the season with the Kunlun Red Star junior team but will go up and down with the KHL Red Stars during the 2017/2018 season. The KHL has 27 member clubs based in Belarus, China, Finland, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Russia, and Slovakia and it has plans to expand to more countries. It is the premier professional league in Europe and Asia.
Kharinov split time with the Generals Empire and Elite teams during the 2014/2015 season. The 6’4 220 pound native of Moscow Russia played a combined 40 games for the Generals while amassing 7 points on 2 goals and 5 assists. Daniel, who also spent time with the New Jersey Titans of the NAHL is an extremely strong hard nosed defensive defenseman that is tough to play against. He is able to shutdown the oppositions top players and take away their time and space. He makes an excellent first pass out of his zone and has a cannon of a shot from the point. Coach Lyke had this to say about Daniel, “ When he was here in Richmond we always knew Daniel was a Pro Prospect Player. He was receiving attention from NHL scouts and major junior programs when he was just a rookie. This is a well deserved accomplishment and we couldn’t be prouder or more happy for Daniel, he’s a great player on the ice and an even better person away from the rink.”