Sugden and Simon With Chekhov Vityaz

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Chris Simon wearing the 'K' for Chekhov Vityaz.

Chekhov Vityaz quickly became one of the better known KHL teams over the last week or so because of the brawl that ended their game after only 4 minutes of play. OHL fans will know the muscle on the Russian team. The captain of the squad is Chris Simon, who played his OHL hockey with the Ottawa 67s and the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, also had a lengthy NHL career with Quebec, Colorado, Washington, Chicago, Rangers, Calgary, Islanders and Minnesota Wild.

The above video is from the brawl. I believe #28 in red that starts the initial fight is Brandon Sugden.

Simon played in the OHL from 1988-89 to 1991-92, all with the 67s except for the last half of his final season. His 30-game suspension in 2007-08 led him to make the move to the KHL.

Brandon Sugden of Chekhov Vityaz in the KHL.

Brandon Sugden was recently released by the Hershey Bears in December and also joined Chekhov Vityaz. Brandon played his OHL days with the London Knights, Sudbury Wolves and the Barrie Colts. Brandon was a part of the Knights team that set CHL records for futility. He averaged well over 200 PIM in his three seasons in the league.

Despite the site being in Russian, Chekhov Vityaz’s official website can be found here. The site is set up like any standard hockey website and with a little guessing, can be fairly easily navigated. Use Yahoo! BabelFish to translate from Russian to English.

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