Russian defender Alexander Sazonov: biography and achievements
Russian defender Alexander Sazonov was born on the 29thNovember 1980 in Omsk. At the request of his father from the age of 6 began to actively pursue hockey, starting his career path from the children's school of the local "Vanguard". The trainers of the boy saw the talent in the young talent and helped to make him the first steps to a successful career.
The first adult steps
After training a talented defenderwaited two years of rent in the clubs of the second division, but in the championship of 1999/2000 the leadership of "Vanguard" decided to try out Sazonov in the main team, stating it for the season. In the Super League, the young Omsk adapted quickly and easily - he was often trusted by the coach of the "eagles" Gennady Tsygurov, as a result of which the ice hockey player came out regularly enough, playing a total of 12 matches of the regular championship. But the experience of playing in defense Sazonov clearly was not enough, and the next two seasons, the defender held in three different clubs a division below - after the Saratov "Crystal" Chelyabinsk "Mechel" and Kurgan "Mostovik" followed, where the hockey player regularly received the game practice.
Alexander Sazonov, whose biography in the firstthe turn is associated with the Chelyabinsk "Tractor", was in his main team in his career in 2002. At that time the "bears" performed in the Higher League of the Russian Championship, and the arrival of a young and very ambitious defender came to their advantage. In the first season, Alexander Sazonov proved himself to the head coach, having played his first 30 matches for "Tractor", and every year he added in his game, increasing not only the amount of playing time, but also his effectiveness.
As a result, in 4 seasons Chelyabinsk teamwas able to break into the Super League of the Russian championship, becoming the champion of the Major League in 2006, when a significant contribution to the success was made by Sazonov, who scored 13 points. These 4 years became for Alexander an excellent springboard in career, and, despite of weight of offers on transition to other club, it remained in "Tractor".
At a higher level in the first time, Chelyabinsk citizensit was not easy, and places in the second top ten of the championship for 4 consecutive years were a regularity for the team. In 2011, "Tractor" took up the renewal of the team, and in May of the same year Alexander Sazonov decided to change the club by going to Nizhnekamsk Neftekhimik at the end of the current season.
Life after the "Tractor"
The next championship was marked by anotherclub for the defender - having played 13 matches for "Neftekhimik", Alexander Sazonov moved to Podolsky "Vityaz". As part of the "heroes," the Russian also spent just one season, the following year, having played in "Motorist", and in 2013, having accepted the offer of the team of the NHL - Tyumen "Rubin". As part of the new club, Alexander was one of the main stars of the defense team and brought a significant contribution to the game, "Rubin", becoming the bronze medalist of the championship for the 2013/2014 season. After the termination of the contract with the Tyumen club, Alexander Sazonov spent some time looking for a new club, considering first of all the KHL, but, not finding worthy offers, completed his career, leaving a significant mark in Russian hockey, including in the clubs for which he was speaking .