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NHL News: Canucks sign Andrei Kuzmenko to one-year deal


The Canucks have gained the Andrei Kuzmenko sweepstakes. They had been among 4 finalists the KHL loose agent visited final week.

There turned into a number of hobby within the Russian ahead. He can be enormously encouraged to show his game can translate to the NHL style of play.

Here’s what a NHL scout instructed me about Kuzmenko in advance this 12 months: “Big, robust at the percent and might guard low. Not a number of tempo to his sport … more half of-ice player than a rush guy. He is probably able to get some chemistry with higher-skilled guys.”

TSN NHL Insider, Chris Johnston

Kuzmenko, 26, has a salary cap hit of $925,000 but his AVV is $1,775,000. He could be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the 2022-23 season.

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