Igor Grigorenko is a graduate of Togliatti hockey. He failed to gain a foothold in the NHL. But in Russia, he enjoys a great love of fans. During his career, this hockey player has won prestigious tournaments more than once.
The beginning of a professional career
Igor Grigorenko was born and raised in the city of Togliatti. From an early age he began to play hockey in a local sports school. He began his professional career in Samara. This city is very close to its homeland. The club “CSKA VVS” played in the big leagues. Igor Grigorenko during the time spent in this league gained experience and was ready to play in the strongest Russian championship. This was noticed by the coach of the Togliatti club “LADA” and the striker was returned back to the team. Igor Grigorenko began his performances in the Super League in 2001.
Career break due to a serious accident
In May 2003, Igor's successful career could have ended in the heyday. 9 days after the success of our team for the World Cup, he had a serious accident. Igor had a fracture of the left femur and a double fracture of the ankle. In the future, these damage caused complications. He could have had a fatal embolus in his left lung. Despite the big health problems, Igor always knew for sure that he would continue to play hockey. Igor Grigorenko always had a strong character. It was he who helped him overcome this difficult situation. Fans were waiting for the return of this hockey player. Many were often interested in where Igor Grigorenko plays.
Return to the big hockey
Igor Grigorenko (hockey player), having endured all the hardships, again went out on the ice in 2003. At first, he began to play in the second Togliatti team. But after a short period of time he returned to the base and played in the playoff series. In the 2004-2005 season, this striker decided to move to the club “Salavat Yulaev”. But for a long time he did not stay at this club. As early as next year, Igor began playing for Severstal Cherepovets. In this team, this striker was the best scorer of the season among teammates. This was followed by a short return home and departure overseas.
Back in 2000, Igor was selected in the 2nd round of the draft of the NHL club “Detroit Red Wings”. But the accident that occurred did not allow this player to try his hand overseas. Only after Igor became the top scorer of Cherepovets “Severstal” did he decide that he was ready to play in the most powerful league of the planet. But there he was disappointed. This hockey player immediately sent to play in the AHL. In this league, he played 5 games, and then decided to return to Russia again. Grigorenko again began to play for the club “Salavat Yulaev”. But in October 2012, by decision of the club’s management, he was traded to CSKA for hockey player Denis Parshin. In 2015, this player again signed a contract with the Ufa club for 2 years.
Igor played for the national team of his country of all ages. As part of the country's junior team, this player won the world championship. And then he twice won gold medals at the youth world championship. For the main team, Igor also spent a lot of games. He played for the Russian team at 2 world championships. But our team failed to win them. Grigorenko also played for the national team at the stages of the Euro Hockey Tour.