FREE AGENCY | An interesting option has emerged for Allvin and the Canucks

Published May 21, 2023 at 11:12

After spending the 2022-23 season overseas in Czechia with HC Sparta Praha, Dominik Simon could be returning to North America.

It was announced on Saturday that Simon and HC Sparta Praha decided to part ways and mutually agreed to terminate his contract after only one season with the Czech-based side.

Simon, 28, played in Czechia this past season, where he recorded three points (two goals, one assist) along with four penalty minutes and was a minus-six in 22 games.

The Prague native has plenty of NHL experience though and could be looking to make the jump back to North America. In 256 games with Pittsburgh, Calgary, and Anaheim, Simon had 77 points (22 goals, 55 assists), 80 penalty minutes, and an even rating.

If Simon does decide to return to the NHL next season, he could become a very intriguing option for many teams, including the Vancouver Canucks. As we all know now, the Canucks have a bit of an issue with their salary cap, but Simon could be a cheap option for Allvin as he could get him signed to either a league-minimum deal or a professional tryout contract for training camp/pre-season.

Could he be a good depth addition? During his time in the NHL, Simon proved to be an energetic forward and has a great deal of experience in both the AHL and the NHL, perhaps it'd be an interesting PTO option?
May 21   |   202 answers
FREE AGENCY | An interesting option has emerged for Allvin and the Canucks

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