THE YOUNG PROMISING FORWARD AGREED WITH HC SLOVAN BRATISLAVA ON A TWO-YEAR CONTRACT WITH A SUBSEQUENT ONE-YEAR OPTION
Daniil Fominykh (born March 12, 1998, Ufa) is a native of Bashkortostan, Russia, and played hockey there until he was 16 years old. He started playing hockey in his native Ufa, later he played in Magnitogorsk and then in Moscow in the junior team North Star. In 2014, he was noticed at a test camp in Moscow by the Slovak coach Marcel Ozimák, who recommended him to play in Slovakia.
He started the 2014/2015 season in the junior HK Nitra, where he was one of the team's most productive players. The following season, at the age of seventeen, he tried his hand at playing in Bratislava, when he played for HK Ružinov 99. In Ružinov, he played 36 matches, in which he collected a decent 58 points (27 + 31). In the next year 2016/2017 he returned to Nitra.
In the 2017/2018 season, the clever right-handed forward presented himself for the first time in the senior team of Nitra. He has entered a total of 139 matches, in which he has scored 12 goals and 19 assists.
In 2019, Daniil obtained Slovak citizenship and with it a Slovak passport. His improving performance was also noticed by the coach of the Slovak national team Craig Ramsay, who called him to prepare for the World Cup 2021 in Riga. Fominykh did not miss a single match in preparation. He played against Latvia, Germany, and Austria. He was most successful against Germany, in which he scored two goals and converted on a penalty shot. In the end, however, he did not go to the world championships when he did not make the last cut in the group.
"Daniil is a clever winger at an age where he can still improve quickly. His advantage is very good skating and excellent stick technique, in which the Russian school does not deny. We see in him a promising representative who we will allow to develop further." said General Manager Maroš Krajči to the address of the new white reinforcement.
We welcome Daniil Fominykh in our jersey and wish him a successful season.