Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has signed forward Alexander Burmistrov to a one-year, one-way contract worth a value of $900,000.
"Alexander put up good numbers towards the end of last season with Arizona and has shown good offensive potential throughout his young career," said Benning. "We're excited to give him an opportunity to help our team compete next year."
Burmistrov, 25, split last season between the Arizona Coyotes (5-9-14 in 26 games) and Winnipeg Jets (0-2-2 in 23 games). Claimed by Arizona off waivers on January 2nd, the 6-1, 180-pound forward finished the regular season with five points (4-1-5) over his last five games including a two goal effort on March 31st.
Prior to returning to the Jets in 2015, Burmistrov spent two seasons with Ak-Bars Kazan in the KHL where he tallied 20 goals and 64 points in 108 games. His first three professional seasons were spent with the Atlanta/Winnipeg franchise, where he tallied 23 goals and 35 assists in 194 NHL games from 2010 to 2013.
A native of Kazan, Russia, Burmistrov was originally selected by Atlanta in the first round, eighth overall, at the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.