It has been reported that Alexander Radulov will be leaving the Dallas Stars, and the rest of the NHL. He’s opting out of the league to join the KHL, or the Kontinental Hockey League in Russia.

Alexander Radulov spent five of his NHL seasons with the Dallas Stars (2018-2022). In that time he helped the team to three playoff appearances in five seasons. He will be best known for his goal celebrations. As well as playoff goals like this.

Back to the goal celebrations, Rads was a high energy player for the Dallas Stars. When he caught fire players, and fans were feeling it. Not only would Radulov score game winning goals, but his cellys after he scored were infectious. The entire NHL world took note of how electrifying the man Alexander Radulov is.

Not only was Radulov a clutch goal scorer for the Stars he was a high energy guy, and a locker room favorite. Both players, and fans see Rads as a fun person and as a guy who played the game with alot of heart. Stars’ Captain Jamie Benn talked about Alexander Radulov before, and when they played together.

“Obviously, we know what kind of character Rads is,” Stars captain Jamie Benn said. “He’s a fun guy to be around. We had a lot of fun the [five] years we got to play with each other. He was actually someone I always wanted to play with when I first came into the league. When he came back to Montreal, I asked my brother how it was playing with him. He had nothing but good things to say. He’s a great person and a good player.”

During his NHL tenure Alexander Radulov also played for the Nashville Predators, and the Montreal Canadians. He has played in the league for sixteen seasons. Overall Rads has also played in sixty three playoff games. Which also includes six games in the Stanley Cup Finals in 2020.

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Alexander Radulov did struggle to produce this past season. While age seems to of caught up to Radulov, his NHL career has certainly been a good one. Assuming that 2022 was his last season, Rads will retire from the NHL as a Dallas Star.

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