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Speedy middle-six winger with size


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October 2021 – Popugayev has retired from professional hockey. Dave Hall

March 2020 – Popugayev struggled over February and part of March with just four points in 14 games. There was some alarm as his play had noticeably slipped. The season being canceled may have been the best thing to happen in his development.  Chris Wassel 

January 2020 – Popugayev was sent back to the ECHL’s Adirondack Thunder for more conditioning and playing time. That has worked effectively as the forward has piled up 21 points in 33 games. He could see some time with Binghamton soon enough.  Chris Wassel

April 2019 — Popugayev finished his Binghamton season with five points in 17 games. He proved to be an effective forward which still needs some work defensively, finishing plays, and skating.  Chris Wassel

March 2019 – Popugayev returned from an interesting tour of KHL and MHL Russian teams in February and immediate was assigned to Binghamton of the AHL. The Devils affiliate pressed the forward into action partly because of the number of injuries. It took him a while to get going but the 6-foot-6 winger has three points in his last four games. The Devils’ forward needed to come back to North American to develop his game as his idea to try Russia did not work so well. Chris Wassel

November 2017 – After a disappointing start to the season with the Prince George Cougars, Popugaev has decided to head home to Russia. The towering winger signed a three-way contract so he is eligible to play in the KHL, VHL, or the MHL. Devils fans should not b