NHL: Andrei Kuzmenko stays in Vancouver

NHL: Andrei Kuzmenko stays in Vancouver


Andrei Kuzmenko and the Vancouver Canucks have found common ground as the Russian signed a two-year contract extension, worth an average annual value of $5.5 million, on Thursday.< /strong> 

The deal would also include a no-trade clause affecting 12 teams, according to Sportsnet network reporter Elliotte Friedman.

The 26-year-old forward joined the Canadian team as a free agent during the offseason thanks to a year-long pact after playing in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).

Although the Canucks are having a tough season, Kuzmenko has found a way to produce offensively as seen his 43 points, including 21 goals, in 47 games in his first season in the National Hockey League (NHL).

In his last KHL campaign, he had 53 points in 45 games with SKA St. Petersburg.

A permanent solution for Harpur?

On the side of New York, defender Ben Harpur has ensured a little stability for the rest of his career by agreeing for two seasons with the Rangers.

The amount of the pact n was not specified by the team. The 28-year-old is on a salary of $750,000 in 2022-23 so it's fair to say he'll get a small raise. According to the daily “New York Post”, he should also get his hands on $775,000 annually.

Harpur shared the campaign between the big club and the Wolf Pack of Hartford, in the American League . With the Blueshirts, he had three points in 18 games, including one goal. It was only the defensive-minded defenseman's second goal in 174 games.

The former Ottawa Senators and Nashville Predators has been playing on the Bettman circuit since 2015- 2016.