Trade between Traktor and Ak Bars

Traktor traded Jesse Virtanen to Ak Bars for Vyacheslav Osnovin and Artyom Mikheyev

The Traktor Chelyabinsk traded Jesse Virtanen to the Ak Bars Kazan for forwards Vyacheslav Osnovin and Artyom Mikheyev.


Vyacheslav Osnovin was born in 1994 in Chelyabisnk and began his hockey career in his native city as well. The forward took part in the 2010-11 European Youth Olympics Festival and won gold medal, Hlinka Gretzky Cup, as well as U18 world junior championship and has a bronze medal of the U20 world junior championship.
Vyacheslav Osnovin on KHL
Vyacheslav Osnovin on VHL


Forward Artyom Mikheyev was born in  Kazan and began his career there as well. His first KHL season was in 2015е and in 2016-17 he got the KHL Rookie of the Year reward.
Artyom Mikheyev at KHL
Artyom Mikheyev at VHL

The defenseman Jesse Virtanen joined the Traktor Chelyabinsk team befor the 2019-20 season began. The defenseman played 40 games and collected 16 (5+11) points. The contract was signed till the end of the 2019-20 season. Next year Jesse will turn 29 and he`ll become unrestricted free agent.



Traktor Ice Hokcey Club would like to thank Jesse Virtanen for his games for the Traktor team, his results in the attack and his safe play in defense. We would like to wish best of luck and all the best to Jesse in his future career.

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