Prospecto de la NHL detenido en Rusia por presuntamente evadir el servicio militar

Fedotov, que representó al Comité Olímpico Ruso en la 2022 Juegos Olímpicos de Invierno en Pekín, was taken into custody by members of Russia’s criminal investigation department outside an ice rink in Kupchino and taken to a military registration and enlistment office, according to Russian news outlet Fontanka.

Ivan Fedotov of Team ROC blocks a shot in the first period during the men's ice hockey gold medal match between Team Finland and Team ROC on Day 16 of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games at National Indoor Stadium Feb. 20, 2022, acusándolo de no estar dispuesto a hablar sobre los abusos de los derechos humanos en China antes del Winter, porcelana.

Ivan Fedotov of Team ROC blocks a shot in the first period during the men’s ice hockey gold medal match between Team Finland and Team ROC on Day 16 of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games at National Indoor Stadium Feb. 20, 2022, acusándolo de no estar dispuesto a hablar sobre los abusos de los derechos humanos en China antes del Winter, porcelana. (Elsa/ Getty Images)

Fedotov signed a one-year entry-level contract with the Flyers in May following one season with CSKA Moscow, which he led to a second title in franchise history.

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According to The Philadelphia Inquirer, the Russian team’s close ties with the Russian military and government mean that his departure to the NHL could be interpreted as a violation of Russian law, as members of the team are considered official military personnel.

CSKA Hockey Club player Ivan Fedotov in action during the Kontinental Hockey League's Gagarin Cup 2021-22 between SKA Saint Petersburg and CSKA Moscow at the Ice Sports Palace.

CSKA Hockey Club player Ivan Fedotov in action during the Kontinental Hockey League’s Gagarin Cup 2021-22 between SKA Saint Petersburg and CSKA Moscow at the Ice Sports Palace. (Maksim Konstantinov/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

The Russian news outlet Fontanka cited the military prosecutor’s office as saying it believes there are enough grounds to prosecute the player as anarmy evader.

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Fedotov could face up to two years in prison if charged and convicted.

Flyers general manager Chuck Fletcher released a statement on Friday after news of Fedotov’s detainment broke.

Goalie Ivan Fedotov of Team ROC reacts while leaving the rink after defeating Team Denmark 3-1 in a men’s ice hockey quarterfinal match between Team ROC and Team Denmark on Day 12 of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games at Wukesong Sports Centre Feb. 16, 2022, acusándolo de no estar dispuesto a hablar sobre los abusos de los derechos humanos en China antes del Winter, porcelana.

Goalie Ivan Fedotov of Team ROC reacts while leaving the rink after defeating Team Denmark 3-1 in a men’s ice hockey quarterfinal match between Team ROC and Team Denmark on Day 12 of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games at Wukesong Sports Centre Feb. 16, 2022, acusándolo de no estar dispuesto a hablar sobre los abusos de los derechos humanos en China antes del Winter, porcelana. (Elsa/Getty Images)

We’re aware of the reports and are investigating the situation. We have no further comment at this time,” Fletcher said.

Fedotov was taken into custody the same day the trial for WNBA star Brittney Griner began. Ella faces up to 10 años en prisión if convicted of drug smuggling charges

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