LATEST | Former Canucks forward signs in the KHL: Ending potential NHL return

Published July 3, 2023 at 1:19 PM
BY COOPER GODIN
     
After expressing interest in returning to North America and playing in the National Hockey League for the 2023-24 season, former Vancouver Canucks forward Nikolay Goldobin has agreed to terms on a two-year contract with the KHL's Spartak Moscow.

Goldobin, a native of Moscow, was drafted by the San Jose Sharks with the 27th overall pick in 2014, but only appeared in 11 games for them between the 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons before being traded to Vancouver.

The 27-year-old was shipped to Vancouver on March 1st, 2017, along with a conditional draft pick, in exchange for Jannik Hansen. He would go on to play in 114 games for the Canucks between 2017 and 2020, putting up 44 points (18 goals, 26 assists), 24 penalty minutes and was a minus-23.

Ahead of the 2020-21 season, Goldobin returned to Russia and has spent the last four seasons playing in the Kontinental Hockey League.


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