Nikita Zadorov didn't want to play anywhere else this season other than with the Colorado Avalanche. So any reports this past summer about him returning to Russia to play in the Kontinental Hockey League weren't true, according to the defenseman.
"I told [Avs general manager Joe Sakic] in July that I'm not planning on going to the KHL," Zadorov said. "It's not what I want. I want to play in the best league in the world."
Even the lure of playing for his home country in February's Winter Olympics couldn't sway him.