Panarin Is About to Be Traded From Columbus?
COLUMBUS, OH – August 22, 2018
Rumours are sending Russian left-wing forward Artemii Panarin to the trade-list of the Columbus Blue Jackets, his current team, before the beginning of the new NHL Season.
Hockey expert Dan Rosen, in particular, states, “I wrote a few weeks ago that the Columbus Blue Jackets should trade the wing before the season starts. He hasn't shown an interest in re-signing with the Blue Jackets, so it's incumbent on them to trade him when his value is high, which it is now…”.
Such a move would lead to a weakening of the Blue Jackets, since Panarin, who just joined the team last season, soon became the best one-season sniper in the history of Columbus.
Panarin was born and raised in Korkino, Russia on the 30th of October 1991. He developed an early interest in ice skating. His maternal grandfather, a former amateur hockey player, encouraged Panarin to play hockey when he was five years old. He helped train Panarin and would often drive him to hockey tournaments in Tyumen. Panarin attended the Traktor Ice Hockey school in Chelyabinsk, where he trained six days a week for six months a year.
Panarin moved to the United States in August 2015 after joining the Chicago Blackhawks. He did not speak English at the time and moved in with a Russian-born family who were Chicago residents. The family helped Panarin transition to his new surroundings and culture. Panarin also has a personal translator who helps him conduct interviews before and after games.
For the last three seasons in the NHL Panarin has grown to the status of one of the most promising future stars of the league, scoring 233 points in 243 games for Chicago Blackhawks and Columbus Blue Jackets.