Artyom Galimov was named the best newcomer of the season in the KHL18.05.2020 г.
Ak Bars forward Artyom Galimov became the best newcomer of the 2019/20 season in the KHL − the League announced the winners of individual according to the results of the championship.
Galimov played 59 games for the club in the 2019/20 season, in which he scored 26 (13+13) points with a utility rating of -1. At the end of the regular championship, the striker became the League leader in winning goals (8). three times the forward was recognized as the rookie of the week in the KHL, once as the rookie of the month.
Artem Galimov, forward of Ak Bars:
− To be honest, I didn't expect the League to mark me as the best newcomer, it's really pleasantly. First of all, I would like to thank the coaching staff of Ak Bars, which gives young players the opportunity to prove themselves at the highest level. Thank you to our partners for the experience they give us, for their help on and off the ice. It was an interesting season, my first in the KHL – a completely different, higher level, different speeds, a different understanding of the game. I did well in my debut in the League, but all this is thanks to the coaching staff, teammates, family and fans: thank you all for permanent supporting the team.