OREANDA-NEWS  American hockey player Mitchell Miller escaped from the Slovak "Liptovsky-Mikulash" for the sake of performing in Russia. This is reported on Instagram (the social network is banned in the Russian Federation; belongs to the Meta corporation, which is recognized as extremist in Russia and banned) of the European club.

The team said that Miller received an offer from the Kazan club "Ak Bars". "He decided to take this chance. His request to leave our club was granted, so he will play in one of the best hockey leagues in the world," the statement reads.

The 21-year-old Miller joined the Liptovsky-Mikulash team in August 2023. In the current season, he scored six goals and gave 23 assists in 19 matches.

Miller missed the 2022/2023 season. In November 2022, he signed a contract with the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League (NHL), but the agreement was terminated two days later.

In 2020, Miller was drafted by the Arizona Coyotes, but the team relinquished the rights to him. The reason was the fact that a hockey player at school bullied a black disabled person.