This past Wednesday, Alexander Semin held a workshop for kids of the Sokol Hockey School in Podgorny, a southern Siberian town about 25 miles from his birthplace of Krasnoyarsk. The winger spent the day showing the young players everything from the basics — improving their shooting, skating, and passing — to how to warm-up like an NHL player.
“To become a star,” Semin told the kids, ”you need to work hard in training sessions and always give your all in games.” No word on whether Matt Bradley was in attendance.
Later, the 27-year-old held a Q&A with the children and signed autographs for the participants.
During his summers off, Sasha Minor often quietly volunteers his time near Krasnoyarsk – Semin gave away a signed stick the winner of a contest to name the new local ice rink last week, participated in a charity hockey tournament at the beginning of the summer, and even visited a group of orphans during his time off last year.
Below the jump, RMNB’s own Fedor Fedin transcribes Vesti-Krasnoyarsk’s video of the event.