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LATEST | Andrei Kuzmenko's agent issue a statement after the trade: The work behind this deal revealed

Published January 31, 2024 at 7:27 PM
BY OWEN FULLERTON
     
The Jekyll and Hyde tenure of Andrei Kuzmenko in Vancouver has come to an end.

The 27 year old scored 39 goals and 74 points in his first NHL season last year, but has struggled to fit into Rick Tocchet's system, only posting 21 points and being scratched on multiple occasions.

With the blockbuster Lindholm trade, Kuzmenko's up and down time in Vancouver comes to an end.

Kuzmenko had to waive his no-trade clause for the deal to go through, and his agent Dan Milstein said they had been working that out with Calgary and Vancouver since Sunday.


Milstein said Kuzmenko was thankful for his time in Vancouver.

[Kuzmenko} is extremely appreciative for the support received from the team and fans over the last 1.5 years. Thank you for giving him the opportunity to play in the NHL and call Vancouver home.

Kuzmenko could line up next to Jonathan Huberdeau, where both slumping players will hope to get their games going again.


Kuzmenko then issued a post of his own thanking Vancouver and its fans:

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