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After the 2017 Gagarin Cup playoffs were over, Alexander Semin’s KHL team, Metallurg Magnitogorsk, decided not to renew his contract. Semin did not find another team to join in either the KHL or any other professional hockey league. Instead, he figured it was time to move on from professional hockey.
He applied to the Siberian Federal University (SFU) and plans to study metallurgy full-time. Specifically, he plans to pursue the Master’s Program in “Metallurgy of Non-Ferrous Metals” offered by the University’s Institute of Non-Ferrous Metals and Materials Science. He will be studying the “Theory and Technology of Foundry Production of Non-Ferrous Metals and Alloys”.
Students in that program intern at metallurgical enterprises, including at the plants of RUSAL. The Press Service at the Krasnoyarsk Aluminum Plant reports that students of the target group RUSAL are trained by joint programs with SFU and receive the Master’s Degree.
It is interesting that a player who played his last professional season with a team called Metallurg (i.e. Metallurg Magnitogorsk) now plans to become a metallurgist.
Article from Newslab.ru
By Diane Doyle