Capitals seal deal for Banashkov

Edinburgh Capitals have confirmed the signing of Russian forward Sergei Banashkov.

The 31-year-old spent last year with Saryarka Karaganda in the VHL, having iced for the previous seven seasons in Kazakhstan.

Capitals’ boss Dmitri Khristich said: “I have high hopes for Sergei – he has an excellent pedigree and I’ve heard good things about his work ethic.

“I look forward to working with him and having him play a key role in our scoring capabilities.”

Banashkov added: “It is exciting for me to be moving to a new country to play hockey.

“Coach Dmitri Khristich has a legacy all to himself and I cannot wait to show him what I can do.

“I’ve heard great things about the Edinburgh Capitals’ fans and I look forward to getting on the ice to show them what I can do.”

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