Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Alexander Shinkar signed a new contract with SKA St. Petersburg for next season. Until last week the young prospect was property of Salavat Yulayev. During the 2003-04 season, Shinkar failed to follow up a strong 2002-03 campaign. In February, he was loaned to SKA St. Petersburg, where he spent the remained of the season. With SKA he got more ice time, skating in most games on either the third or fourth lines.
Toronto Maple Leafs prosect Alexander Shinkar could not follow up the strong 2002-03 campaign, and has struggled for most of the season with Super League's Salavat Yulayev. The young forward mostly skated on the club's fourth line and managed to score just two goals in the fifteen games he was on the ice. Now, the young forward may have a chance for a fresh start with SKA St.Petersburg, a Super League club he knows well, and has spent two seasons on loan with, while he was in the Severstal Cherpovets organization.