Grigorenko Igor is a pupil 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 more than once won prestigious tournaments.
Start a professional career
Igor Grigorenko was born and grew up in the city of Togliatti. From an early age began to play hockey in a local sports school. He began his professional career in Samara. This city is very close to his homeland. Club "CSKA Moscow Air Force" played in the Major Leagues. Igor Grigorenko for 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 Togliatti club "LADA" and returned the forward back to the team. Igor Grigorenko started his performances in the Super League in 2001.
Break in a career in connection with a serious accident
In May 2003, Igor's successful career could end in full bloom. 9 days after the successful World Cup for our team, he was in a serious accident. Igor had a fracture of the left femur and a double fracture of the ankle. Later, these injuries caused complications. He could have had a fatal embolism in his left lung. Despite the great health problems, Igor always knew for sure that he would continue playing hockey. Igor Grigorenko always had a strong character. It was he who helped him overcome this difficult situation. Fans waited for the return of this hockey player. Many often wondered where Igor Grigorenko played.
Return to the big hockey
Igor Grigorenko (hockey player), after suffering all the adversities, again went on ice in 2003. At first he began to play in the second Togliatti team. But in 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 go to the Salavat Yulaev club. But for a long time he did not stay in this club. Already next year Igor began to play for Severstal Cherepovets. In this team, this striker was the best scorer of the season among teammates. Then came a short return to his homeland and a trip overseas.
Career beyond the ocean
Back in 2000, Igor was selected in the 2nd round draft pick by the NHL Detroit Red Wings. But the accident that occurred did not allow this player to try his hand overseas. Only after Igor was the top scorer of Cherepovets' Severstal, he decided that he was ready to play in the strongest 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 was exchanged for CSKA on 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 junior team of the country, this player won the World Cup. And then he twice became the owner of gold medals at the youth world championship. For the main team Igor also spent a lot of games. He played for the Russian national team at 2 world championships. But they did not succeed in winning our team. And also Grigorenko played for the national team at the stages of the Euro Hockey Tour.